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Today my friend Jennifer in What We Talk About When We Talk About Weight bravely told her story regarding her battle with weight issues and the discussions she has with herself about her weight over the years. As I started to post my comment regarding her beautiful writing, I ended up creating something that I [...]

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Half Marathon Buzz

On January 21, 2013 By

In February my training for my next half marathon, the Oklahoma City Memorial Run, begins. For the past couple of months I’ve been trying to develop a better training program than the one I sort of followed before my last half marathon. To say that my training for my last half marathon was lacking would [...]

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The Independent’s Diet

On January 9, 2013 By

A while ago my running friends nicknamed me The Independent. One of them had read an article during the United States presidential election season that equated types of runners with various political parties, and they laughingly nick-named me The Independent. The Independent runner doesn’t like routine. They don’t like plans, or schedules, or doing what [...]

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Grateful to Run

On November 3, 2012 By

Some days you have a run that just comes together, and you feel all zen and powerful at the same time. Some days you have a run in which it takes you everything you have to finish it, and you try to talk your body out of rejecting the run. The good runs make the [...]

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Accept, Run, Relax

On September 17, 2012 By

I started running about a year and a half ago, and I found that I really enjoyed it. Actually, I really enjoyed it in the beginning. Then I became weirdly obsessed with it. This is pretty common for me to become weirdly obessesed over something. So to get out of this crazy place, I had [...]

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What is Kinesiology tape? Kinesiology tape is cotton tape that has an adhesive on the back used to help athletes with various injuries such as strained muscles, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and Achilles Tendonitis. I’ve been curious about this kinesiology tape and how well it works ever since my first half marathon expo in which I noticed [...]

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The last time I trained for a half marathon I didn’t do a lot of thinking about what would be the best training schedule for me as a runner. I simply followed a plan that a local running store puts out, and whether or not I was tired or feeling pain I stuck with the [...]

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Last week I started training for another long race, the Route 66 Half Marathon. It’s a little odd that I’ve chosen to do another half marathon as I distinctly remember saying to my friends after just finishing my first half marathon last December, “I am never…..doing that…..again.” And I was deadly serious. But I think [...]

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So when I hit forty I was all, “I am woman.  Hear me roar” with my bad self. I felt super great about where I was in my female life, a place where I stopped caring so much about what the rest of the world thought. I enjoyed the knowledge about life that came with [...]

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The other night I was following a Twitter party falling under the hash tag of #McdChanging. Apparently McDonald’s was sponsoring the party, and they were asking those at the party for suggestions that McDonald’s could implement for its consumers to make their consumer experience better.   There were many ideas,  but probably most prominent of [...]

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