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Cleveland Metro Parks

Blogging? What is that? After a week off, I am rusty! But it’s been a good break–no blogging, no commenting on blogs, and very little interaction on my other platforms. I think in three years of writing this site, that’s the longest I’ve ever gone. But I’m back, batteries recharged and ready to dig into 2013. We spent part of our holiday break in the […]

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Happy holidays!

holiday running

We never need an excuse to get together and run, but my running crew and I have done a bang up job of late making ones up. Our holiday themed runs have included the Celtic Solstice 5-miler, a night-time run through neighborhood lights (followed by a cookie exchange), a Christmas Eve morning run, and finally, a boxing day run (and brunch!) this coming Wednesday. Lots […]

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Are runners really that obnoxious?

Naked Foot 5k

I read, from time to time, Gina Kolata’s articles in the New York Times. A science and health writer, and a long-distance runner herself, Kolata often offers up articles of interest to us runner types. The other day she wrote about how runners draw lots of ire from non-runners. As a lead-in, she mentioned the recent study citing long-term distance training as a potential threat […]

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Altra Zero Drop Intuition 1.5 (review)

Runner's World half marathon

I am admittedly a bit of a hoarder when it comes to minimalist shoes. I’ve tried most of them now, from the New Balance Minimalist (both road and trail versions), to the Merrell barefoot line, to Skora, and everything in between. Some have worked for me, some have not. When I spent my weekend in Bethlehem, PA, for the Runner’s World half marathon, one of […]

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Holly jolly weekend of running

Capitol Area Runners

Saturday and Sunday’s running events might have topped my list for fun runs this year. Saturday my friends and I headed up to Baltimore for the Celtic Solstice 5-miler. We didn’t bother with our chips and simply ran the race at a nice comfortable pace. With a few miles thrown in before and after, we probably topped out around 10. We also got to meet […]

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When words fail

There are times when blogging about running is incredibly trite, and this is one of them, so the site will be silent today. (Comments are closed) Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Off to the races

Awesome premium as always from this race

I’m on a roll this week, let me tell you. To summarize: I let my daughter go off to school with her pants on backwards the other day (unbeknown¬†to her) because I noticed it as we walked out the door that morning and turning around would have cost us another 10 minutes as she removed coat, backpack, shoes, etc. to change. Mom of the year. […]

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What’s on your shoe?

MilestonePod

Ok, anyone who knows me as a runner knows that I am a low-tech kind of gal. But I can certainly appreciate technology that enhances running, and when I come across technology that’s as simple as it is smart, then I am impressed. I was quite impressed recently when local runner Jason Kaplan introduced his very cool new product to me, the MilestonePod. It really […]

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Tell me about your 2012

Running review

It’s year’s end and if you’re like me, you’re taking stock of the year on many levels. Because this is a running blog, however, I want to hear about your year of running. I did something similar last year and it was a ton of fun, so let’s go for it again. I want you to answer the following questions about your 2012 year of […]

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Must you hit a wall?

I’m writing this from my deathbed right now–my fatigue of last week turned into a raging head cold that has landed me in bed for much of the weekend. I guess the timing couldn’t be better, right? But still, I’d like to feel somewhat human and not worry that I’m on my way to bed sores. ; ¬†) All of this past week’s downtime has […]

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