Why I Am Retiring the Half Marathon

So if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you know that I announced that my half marathon on May 21st will be my last half marathon. I struggled with this decision through training.  Even though I started out strong, every bump in the road seemed like a mountain.  Running started to become a burden.  …

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I’m Deficient

Vitamin D3 deficiency. Never thought I would hear that as a result from my blood work. I didn't have the insomnia issue, quite the opposite in fact.  I have been experiencing hair loss, but I have psoriasis on my scalp (and more recently in my ears), so I am used to some hair loss.  I …

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Tired – So Very Tired

At first, I thought I was fighting a cold.  I was congested and just feeling yucky. But this is week three.  I am no longer congested. I am tired.  So very tired. I am trying to stay awake.  It's 7:00 pm as I write this post, and I could have curled up in bed half …

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When Overthinking Seeps Into The Run

So for those of you who have been keeping up with me on social media know, I have been plagued with cranky calves.  If you aren't following me on social media:  I am plagued with crank calves, lol. Ever since my knee surgery in 2015, I have been pushing with my calves to run.  I …

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Running and the Seesaw of Depression

See this girl here?  This is a happy runner. I am not always like this when I run.  Some of my solo runs are hard sloggy messes.  This is where running becomes more than a physical game.  Mentally a hard run is rough for any runner.  For me a hard run feels like complete failure …

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Winter Running With My Pal, The Yanky!

Winter running. It's cold.  It's snowy.  It makes your nose run. You have options for the runny nose:  either take Kleenex with you, or you use sleeves or gloves.  You can blow a snot rocket, but let's face it, how well does THAT turn out? I may have found a solution to this problem. The …

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Races, Brain Melts, and the Return of the FitBit

  Okay, So over the holidays I decided that I seriously needed to keep moving this year.  Not just for my physical health, but for my mental health.  I sat and muddled about a fall half marathon.  I wanted something close to home (because I am without my own vehicle, and would need to acquire …

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