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Category Archives: Digressions
Digressions – What Do I Do With All These Shirts?
One of the perks of running races are the free tee shirts, but if you do enough of them, the shirts can pile up pretty fast. Here is a picture of my pile of race shirts. There are 35 of … Continue reading
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Digressions – The Race is the Reward
I was running a penalty lap at the biathlon when it occurred to me: the race is the reward. At this little event in New Hampshire there were no prizes and few bragging rights, just the potential for improvement. When … Continue reading
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Digressions – Heels + Hips = Frustration
This morning they are running against Melanoma, and I sit here typing. Grrr! A week ago, I wrote about how after a race and a two-hour drive, my hips had tightened up to a degree I didn’t think … Continue reading
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Digressions – Setting a Bad Example for the Kids?
While out running tonight, I saw a group of young boys on their bikes and scooters waiting to cross the road. They were half way out into the cross walk as a pick up truck came cruising down the street, … Continue reading
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Digression – Why I Don’t Do Marathons.
When it comes to be a runner, it can sometimes seem like a marathon is the only valid race to do. I went to the Runner’s World Web site to read an article about why the 5K is awesome. But … Continue reading
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Digressions – Running, Resolutions, and Body Image: We Don’t Look Like That
It is New Year’s resolution season, so I want to take a moment to talk about how we see ourselves. Many people take up running and set a 5K as a goal because they want to lose weight and look … Continue reading
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Introduction — Going This Distance (The 5-K)
This blog is for all the 5-K runners who want to make running part of their lives without making running their whole lives, race on the weekend, and have some fun. Whether you are a runner who is working up … Continue reading
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