Detox, Day 3

The following is discussion of Day 3 of my 10-day detox.  To begin with Day 1, click here. Day 3 sucked, but not as badly as day two. I will now offer a warning – there is going to be discussion of pooping below.  It won’t be too graphic or anything, but we’re going to talk […]

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Detox, Day 2

The following is discussion of Day 2 of my 10-day detox.  To begin with Day 1, click here. The theory of a detox, as given to me by my guy, goes like this: There are toxins everywhere.  They are in the air we breathe and in the food we eat.  They are in the casings […]

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Detox, Day 1

So, as mentioned several times, I went to see a chiropractor / sports injury guy for the issue in my foot.  He’s been helpful, and I expect to be running again by the end of the week. A pretty good outcome, though I think this was as much shoe related as anything. My guy is […]

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Haiku (plural)

Jumping puddles and Dodging crashes of thunder Running in the rain ———————————— A daunting menu Then I hear myself saying “I’ll take fried chicken” . For the Weekly Writing Challenge

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The Call

For the better part of an afternoon, he pretended he couldn’t hear them.  After several hours of near torture he strapped on his shoes and tried a short run.  He heard them, even over the miles; they never stopped calling. “Damn cookies,” he sighed on his way to the kitchen.     For the Weekly Writing […]

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On Food and Eating

Something dawned on me recently.  I have spent so much time on this blog talking about running that I have neglected to talk about an equally important – and much more difficult – topic. Let’s talk about food. So, I want to get a couple of things out of the way.  First – I love […]

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7 Things to Remember When Traveling

This week I had a quick trip down to Atlanta for a business meeting.  Left on Tuesday afternoon, came back on Wednesday afternoon.  Traveling tends to completely hose up my weekly food and running routine, though I’m starting to notice some patterns. Without further ado, here are seven things that it is important to remember […]

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New Year’s Not Resolutions

One thing I’ve always considered interesting is how polarizing the discussion of New Year’s Resolutions becomes.  On one side, you’ve got those that make them, or have made them.  They use the New Year as a fresh start – and they do so with varying levels of success.  They invade gyms for two or three […]

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2013 Year-in-Review

2013 was a good year for me. In November of 2012, I decided I was going to start running … and I made a handful of halting little tries.  On and off throughout December, mostly walking, I think I wound up with 18 total miles in 6 weeks.  But, I had registered for a 5K […]

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Saturday Weigh In / Long Run

First – the line: Weight:  273.4 Two Week Gain / (Loss):  (1.8 pounds) Total Gain / (Loss):  (54 pounds) Last week was a no-weigh-in week because of the travel for the race, and when you stack that on top of travel I was a bit concerned about this.  This week has been OK, though my […]

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