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Peace Sign

Runner Redemption

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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Running on my pace

Get Off My Pace

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

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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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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Dryer Cat

L’Eau Du Suburbia

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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