Monthly Archives: December 2011

Beat my 2011 goal by 101 miles & counting!

Earlier this month I hit my 2011 goal of 600 miles. Today I smashed that goal by over 100 miles, hitting 701 miles to date with two running days left this year. I realize that to many, 600 miles might … Continue reading

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Christmas weekend, plus a few more rail trail photos

As of 4:30 pm on Friday the 23rd, I was officially on vacation for a week. What I was most looking forward to was having nine days of running in daylight. As you may recall, I’ve been running seven days … Continue reading

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So easy, so good: roasted red pepper pesto penne

If I had known how easy it is to roast peppers, I would have been doing so for years. I feel stupid for not knowing this, because really, could it get any easier? Put in oven, turn a few times. … Continue reading

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20 degrees, 10 miles & me (also, photos of my favorite running route)

Sunday was the coldest day we’ve had since some time in February. I didn’t make this up; this is according to the local news. It was in the high teens when I woke up and just 20 degrees when I … Continue reading

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Pre-long run rituals

I am a creature of habit. I go through the same routine before every long run. It’s not that I’m superstitious, I just like to keep to my rituals to make sure I’m ready to go. My routine starts the … Continue reading

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Get a room!

On last night’s run I surprised a couple of college students passionately making out against the fence that surrounds the college track. They glanced at me briefly as I ran past them, then went back to going at it. I … Continue reading

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Let’s go streaking!

I used to run about 4 days per week, sometimes 5, but tried to get a few rest days in every week. I thought that was what was best for me. Last fall I had worked up to 6 days … Continue reading

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Suck it up and run!

I didn’t want to run tonight. I spent all day looking out my window at the gloom and rain and absolutely dreading my run. I cursed myself for sleeping until 7:30 this morning, instead of getting up at 5:30 to … Continue reading

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Post long run eats: creamy vegan tomato vegetable soup

There’s nothing like a steaming bowl of soup after a chilly long run, and today I was lucky enough to enjoy leftovers from last night’s delicious dinner. I was inspired by this recipe for tomato-basil parmesan soup from 365 Days of … Continue reading

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I met my 2011 mileage goal!

Last year, my goal was to run 600 miles. I figured 50 miles per month was do-able, especially since I didn’t have any long races planned. Unfortunately, due to my hip flexor tendonitis I fell short of this goal, as … Continue reading

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