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My Husband is a Koala Bear.

Not just because he’s cute and hug-able. Did you know Koala bears sleep 18-22 hours a day?  Since his accident, Paul has taken naps.  Lots of naps. He’s trying to do more and more things, but for every effort, he has … Continue reading

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Sometimes I feel like a nut; sometimes…

I still feel like a nut.  Most of all I feel thankful. Yesterday I saw my doctor for the final evaluation to discuss test results.  (This post is a follow up to I never said I was Popeye.) In a nutshell … Continue reading

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How To Gain 9.4 Pounds in 13 Days. Really.

Let’s get right to it: 1.  Go on vacation to somewhere like… sunny, carefree Florida.  2.  Pack only drawstring or elastic-waisted baggy shorts.  And flip-flops.                                            Loosen up–literally. 

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When Your Husband Means Well…

A couple of disclaimers: 1.  Before the race a couple of day ago, my husband and I had never run together. 2.  I am not a natural athlete.  He is.  When I started running about 6 months ago, he was … Continue reading

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Three Triathlons in Eighty-One Days. Now what?

Water still dripped down my neck from the swim as the thermometer crawled toward forty.  Except for the burn in my thighs as I shifted into high gear, there was no evidence I was connected to my lower extremities.  As … Continue reading

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Can Couch Potatoes Change?… or Don’t We All Start as Spuds?

It’s official.  I registered (and paid) for the triathlon scheduled for July 16.  Pretty good for someone who—until very recently—thought triathlon was spelled Tri-ath-A-lon!  If you’ve read any of my last three posts or A Running Journal diary, you’ll know I rather dubiously started running via the … Continue reading

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Stand Back (Get Out of My Way) or…Who Says There’s Limits?

When I started running a few weeks ago (see Sit.Desk.Write… and Run.), I never aspired to anything more than… running to lose a few pounds.  My athletic husband, who’s mouth is still hanging open because I’m actually moving, tentatively suggested … Continue reading

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