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Runner Redemption

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Ready for my confession? I’ve made them before (see here and here), but it must be time for a fresh one. Forgive me, people, for I have sinned. Again. But this story is different, I promise. I went for a run this week and in the course of the first mile alone I found myself […]

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Hair Metal Playlist for Running and Roping

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Warning: rambling post filled with (clearly labeled!) tangents ahead. Feel free to skip to the bottom for the playlist. It was about 90 degrees outside but the sun was dropping when I headed out for a run. I’m not yet acclimatized to summer heat workouts, although I have no choice but to get there eventually. […]

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Get Off My Pace

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Athletes are wack in dozens of small, odd ways. I like to think of myself as a happy exception — I don’t have to wear my lucky shirt, or kiss the bat, or rub the Buddha’s belly, or do my stretches in a particular order every time. But I do have a… thing… about people […]

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Interior Ass-Kicking

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So I’m walking around at Lake Johnston, which has a lovely 5K circuit, getting ready to run. I like running Lake J because it has one mile flat, one mile hilly, and one mile I-may-die hilly. AND a fabulous 100-yard boardwalk across the lake finish. Nothing like hearing your footfalls echoing across that last football […]

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Trail Running and Effing Ankle Rolls

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New training tactics, new hazards. Also new curse words. Well, maybe the same old curse words. All of it is worth the fabulous experience of running a trail, and with the advent of spring (and no more local gym membership) I’m totally off the treadmill (hallelujah!) and on the trail. I’ve done plenty of paved […]

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7 Reasons Your Trainer Can Make all the Difference in Your Sport

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1. She has chops. I have had many coaches over the years who didn’t actually compete, or hadn’t competed in the sport they were teaching me, but the very best ones did. My skating coach (woah, whole ‘nother set of stories) had made the Olympic team. My basketball coach was a top-notch player. And my […]

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Runner Lisa vs. Bad Lisa

Runner Lisa: It’s a gorgeous morning for a run! Bad Lisa: We haven’t run for over a week. This is gonna hurt. RL: We’ll get back in the swing. BL: I need to pee. RL: You just went! BL: It’s freezing. RL: That’s what this nice jacket is for. BL: What if a neighbor sees […]

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L’Eau Du Suburbia

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I had a quick 2 mile run tonight in my neighborhood around 6 pm; about every five houses I would catch wind of the same kind of scent, which I finally realized was the smell of dryer sheets. I have never in my life purchased dryer sheets. I guess while I’m out running the rest […]

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Runner Lisa vs. Bad Lisa

Bad Lisa: Okay, this is freaky. Have we EVER run with Mom, Dad, and the First on the treadmills next to us? Runner Lisa: Uh, no, this is a first. Hit six, would you — a 10 minute mile pace should do us. Bad Lisa: We should walk, ’cause you know, MOM. Runner Lisa: Oh, […]

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runner Lisa vs. bad Lisa

Bad Lisa: It’s obviously too crowded to run today.Runner Lisa: It’s obviously not, Mrs. Glass Half Empty. I’d say at least every other treadmill is open.BL: You know if we run next to someone your pesky competitive gene kicks in.RL: How about we run next to those two young women? They’re already sweaty, so they […]

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