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You Can’t Always Get What You Want, But… (race recap and photos)

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Okay, fine, I admit it. I went in to my race with expectations. I would be lying if I said that I didn’t. Most novice or recreational runners will tell you before a race that they don’t really have time goals, that they only want to have a good time. Yeah, and most of them are lying their wicking-running-shorted butts off too. Nearly every single one of us have a time […]

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Ferdinand the Treadmill and 168 Flowers

Ferdinand by ColbyBluth

So as I was running on the treadmill this weekend doing my last long run before my upcoming half-marathon, I decided to watch bull riding on the television. Don’t ask me why; the mind does strange things to entertain itself on a long run, and mine is no different. While I watched the rodeo I thought, hey, I bet I can write a pretty cool poem comparing my treadmill to […]

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Badassery: a guest post by Dennis Meeks

Dennis Meeks, badass, with one of his first medals from the Navy Nautical Miler.
Photo courtesy of Adalyn Meeks.

I’m thrilled to introduce Dennis Meeks to you all. Dennis is a very kind and supportive reader of Running on Sober, and when he mentioned in a comment that he was in the midst of running thirteen marathons in twelve months . . . and doing it to get and stay sober . . . and doing it in his early-60’s, well I practically begged him to share his story with us. […]

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My New Rules for Running (including “I will love my thunder thighs”)

(Photo found in multiple locations on the internet.)

A few thoughts on running, and a handful of “new rules” I hope to follow in my current training season: I will stop calling myself slow. There are others slower than me. Sometimes they’re not in my race, but they’re out there, and they are running. A 12-minute mile is the same distance as a 6-minute mile or a 20-minute mile . . . one mile. I will stop calling myself a fat runner. I […]

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Autumn, Running and Rambling

When friends start checking-in with me with random “Send up a flare every now and then why dontcha’?” and “Hey girl, just checkin’ on you” and “Here’s a picture of some flowers from my garden, just because I thought you may need them” (Michelle is just the sweetest, I swear) type of messages, I start to think that maybe I should poke my head out of my hidey-hole cave to say, “I’m […]

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Make It Funky (Funk playlist, c25k, and shout-outs)

From TheOatmeal.com

Since I got a little long-winded on my last running post (all that extra endurance from my long runs, ha!), I decided to split off the music into another post. I funked out on my last fourteen-miler; there’s nothing like some groovy music to break you out of a funk. Hope you enjoy. Feel free to share your favorite music, fitness progress or any shout-outs in the comments. ~ Couch-to-5k: […]

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Rambling Running Thoughts (On Spot, Paul, Polls, BBB and ‘Smashed’)

Embedded it is then.

Remember how, when I started marathon training last month, I said some posts may be shorter or more rambly than others, especially if I was exhausted from running? This is one of those posts. I’m exhausted. But I have a lot to say, so it’s more rambly than it is short. Running has been going very well these last two weeks, and I’m back “into the groove” of things. (Sorry, […]

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Go Do, A Guest Post by ByeByeBeer

I am thrilled to host not only one of my favorite bloggers, but also one of my favorite persons, ByeByeBeer. She and I share a love for running, cookies and sherpa-coated monkeys; we both tend to ramble, though she does so a bit more gracefully than I; and we both have been sober for over two years now. Despite having her hands full with vacation and new kittens, ByeByeBeer graciously […]

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