Posts tagged "running"

Naperville Marathon Results: I won

Naperville Marathon Results: I won
On Sunday, I ran my first marathon, and it was awful. It was awful and amazing, frustrating and exhilarating. It was one thousand times worse than all of my training runs, even the 18 and 20 mile ones.re I puked twice before reaching mile 10. Around mile 14, I was convinced I was indeed going... Read more »

26.2 Reasons why I'm running 26.2 miles

26.2 Reasons why I'm running 26.2 miles
Tomorrow morning, I will wake up entirely too early for a weekend and much earlier than all normal, sane people should ever wake up. I will put on clothing made entirely of too much spandex for someone my age and body type. I will pin my number onto the front of my shirt and hope... Read more »

Warrior Dash: Will I survive?

Warrior Dash: Will I survive?
Months ago when the ground was still frozen and the warmth of June seemed years away instead of mere months, I received an email invitation to run the Warrior Dash with some neighborhood moms. Curiosity consumed me. I clicked on the race link and was lured in by the silly hats (I do so love... Read more »
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Coping with a Child's Chronic Illness: How Running Heals Me

Coping with a Child's Chronic Illness: How Running Heals Me
I run because I have secrets. I run because I live in fear. I run because I learned years ago that monsters are real. I have never been an athlete. I can’t catch a ball, throw a ball, hit a ball, pass a ball, serve a ball or even juggle a ball. I’ve always been... Read more »

Spring Cleaning: A True Story Of Procrastination, Unfinished Projects And Acceptance

Spring Cleaning: A True Story Of Procrastination, Unfinished Projects And Acceptance
Last week, Elizabeth Rago tackled The Project Simplify Challenge posted on the Simple Mom website. Elizabeth created a functional, organized, kid-friendly toy closet for her kids. She inspired me to try the Project Simplify Week 2: Pantry and Fridge Challenge. After reading Elizabeth’s blog post, I decided to channel all of my inner Martha Stewart,... Read more »

Running without reservation: How a frazzled, tired mother of three finally got her groove back

Contrary to the lie that I tell my children, John Mayer was not really inspired to write the lyrics, “Your body is a wonderland…” by me. Now, my children have never believed my feeble attempts to convince them, as they still do not understand the concept of knock-on-a-closed-bedroom-door-before-you-open-it and they have seen me in nothing... Read more »
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