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Put the Book Down! Worst Reads of 2015

I bet you think I'm going to write "put the book down and go for a run!" which, although a fabulous idea, is not what this post is about. It's actually about just putting bad books down. Are you the type who can walk away from a crappy book or do you have to see it...

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Get This, Not That – Gift Guide

Ah, the holidays. I usually start out with the mindset of not getting stressed, having all my shopping done early and online and not giving into the madness of it all. But, eventually, something (or many things) completely stress me out, I think I have all my shopping...

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The Rundown – News of the Century

It happened almost eight years ago now. I waddled my way outside to my car, dazed, crying and feeling completely overwhelmed and unhinged. I was eight weeks pregnant and had just received the news of the century. Twins. A few weeks back I received another piece of...

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The Rundown – Love/Hate Relationships

We all have them. Within ourselves, with others, with our everyday interactions, and possibly with inanimate objects. I had more then my share last week when my wisdom teeth were removed on Tuesday, started holiday shopping on Thursday (because my fitness was held to...

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High-Five Friday! My Teeth Are Gone…and 4 Other Things

At the ripe old age of 40, I have accomplished yet another first - the removal of my wisdom teeth! Of course my oral surgeon had to ask, when we first met for my assessment, "So, how young are you?" and when told him, he responded with "you know, most people get these...

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What Type of Runner Are You?

Have you ever stopped to think about where your focus (or lack of focus) is during a run? How about a race? Do you listen to music? A podcast? The birds? I know, of course, what I think about and why but, yet another revelation when reading The Runner's Brain, had me...

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The Rundown – Perspective

I titled and wrote the majority of this post prior to the tragedy in Paris this past Friday night. Of course my perspective has been changed once again, so please read this knowing it was written prior to that, and I'm sharing the world's shock, anger, disbelief and...

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Who Tweeted It? A Runner or A Pregnant Woman?

I got this idea when GQ Magazine published a similar article titled "Who Tweeted It? Donald Trump or Random Teen?" It was hilarious and started me thinking about how pregnancy and running have so much in common, except I was not able to do one (run) while I was the...

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The Rundown – Me Time

I questioned the title of this post for a couple of reasons. First, I don't really like the term "me time" because it seems to be just another one of those cheesy, made-up, trendy phrases that a lot of people use with little meaning. Second, last week was mostly about...

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