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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread Wants to Run

I’m not a morning person, and it’s too hot later.

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Sports

You’re Going to Do… What?

“You’re going to do what?” “Run a marathon.” “But… Why?” There are a bunch of ways I can answer that, but my usual response is, “To see if I can do it.”

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Bodies

Don’t Talk to Me While I’m Running

I wrote this while sitting in Prospect Park after my first Couch to 5K workout. See, a few days ago, I couldn’t fall asleep and, for some reason, I decided to sign up for a 5K in October. I don’t make great decisions at 1:30 in the morning.

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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread Makes Terrible Decisions at 1:30 a.m.

I guess I run now?

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Bodies

Do I Have to Run?

If you are anything like me, you allow your self esteem to be directly related to your self view. My self view is that I am totally out of shape, overweight, and need to get focused. My self esteem has been pretty low because of it. So I thought, “Hmmm, how do get my body […]

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Perspectives

Racing Myself

I ran my first race on Saturday, the Hot Chocolate 15k in Chicago. As I dragged myself out of bed at 6:30 in the morning, several hours earlier than my normal Saturday waking time, I swore if I had not shelled out a hefty fee, I would be on my way back to bed, and […]

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Life

Badass Ladies of History: Kathrine Switzer

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer made history by becoming the first woman to run the Boston marathon as a registered entrant. In previous years, women had run the race unofficially, presumably following the course without earning the same recognition as their male counterparts. It took Switzer’s race entry to change this.

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Life

It’s summer! Now what?

I’m writing this when I should be finishing up my final papers.  Four more days, and I’ll officially be done with my first year of grad school and will be facing more than three months of relative emptiness. How ever will I cope?

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Bodies

Work It On Out: Couch-To-5K

This is the first in a series I will be doing about fitness and exercise.  First, the obligatory disclaimer: I am in no way a doctor, dietitian, personal trainer or what have you. Just a lazy woman with a gym membership.  So, you know, consult a real doctor to make sure you’re healthy enough for […]

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Bodies

Not Without My Kneecap: A Lament

I was a runner. WAS a runner. I ran in high school, three seasons every year (cross country, winter track, spring track). In college, I didn’t run for my D-I school but I ran with a girl in my freshman dorm, and we’d talk about our high school boyfriends as we jogged the streets surrounding […]

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Public Service

It’s Friiiiiiiday!

We’re running a little behind today, and there’s only two of us, so it’ll be a light day. Hattie and I both have some tricks up our sleeve so grab some coffee and let’s get this Friday started.