Tag Archives: racing

Such a Thrill

When I last signed off it was late afternoon in Boston, my Tucson flight had been cancelled, and I was determined to get to the McDowell Mountain Frenzy in Fountain Hills, Arizona.  I managed to make a flight to L.A. … Continue reading

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Cast of Characters

My first half marathon was a learning experience (Salt in My Eyes). I was happy to run under 2 hours (1:54:46); however, I did pretty much everything wrong in preparation. I didn’t eat right, didn’t run enough miles ahead of … Continue reading

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Salt in My Eyes

Two weeks ago I completed my first 13.1—the Grand Manan Boys and Girls Club 10K and Half Marathon. I traveled to the island with Shoshannah White and Tonee Harbert—fabulous photographer/artist friends from Portland. Shoshannah was on the island for a post-residency … Continue reading

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Firsts

I ran my first 10k yesterday in the annual Sea Dog Dash for Independence in Brunswick, Maine. It was a cool and rainy morning—perfect for staying comfortable on a long run. My aim was to maintain something under 8:30 minutes … Continue reading

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Fear and Empathy

It’s been two weeks since the Boston Marathon, and tonight, in Portland, the Maine Running Company is hosting the Runners for Boston 5K, “to bring the community of runners & those that want peace and solidarity together to show support … Continue reading

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Vigilance and Intentionality

Yesterday, I was among the 500,000 people who trekked to Boston to see the marathon. Rousing myself at 5:30, I packed up supplies and hit the road, stopping in Portland to pick up my friend, Rick. The day was perfect for … Continue reading

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When Things Don’t Click

Sami woman on skis, adapted from Olaus Magnus, 1883 (an excellent skiing goddess I found on Wikipedia). When Things Don’t Click Having reduced my cold to a pesky cough, I returned to Sewall woods a few days ago. We’d gotten … Continue reading

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