Running

Fargo Forever

Over the course of the last four and a half months, I ran 434 miles. Last Saturday, all of that training culminated in me running — and I do mean running — the Fargo Marathon. I did it! I ran the entire thing! I never stopped, except this one time (we’ll get to that). First…

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In advance of the Fargo Marathon

In less than a month, I’ll be running the Fargo Marathon. Now before you go trash-talking Fargo, let me tell you something. I drove through last September, and was immediately smitten by the small town feel. The tallest building downtown was… not tall. Several stories, maybe? I found shops and boutiques and restaurants, a brewery,…

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January running update

I ran a lot in January, and of course I kept track because I keep track of everything. Including trespasses against me. My total for the month is 86 miles, and I’m proud of every single step. It’s tough to start running again after years away; when I started easing back into it in the fall,…

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Consolation and New Year’s resolutions

Over the past month or so, I’ve woken up several times in the middle of the night with a sudden panic that I’ve left Foxy outside in the cold. I sit up straight and call her name, scared to death that she is [morbid alert] frozen to death out in the yard. And each time,…

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Unleashed

I live a block from a city park where Foxy has made a lot of dog friends. There’s a huge grassy area in the middle, and a lot of dog owners have taken to letting their pups off leash to run like banshees. The Fox loves it, and there’s no better way to tire her…

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Seattle Half-Marathon: ch-check

On Sunday, I ran the Seattle Half-Marathon, and man alive, was it fun. (I just really think that “man alive” should be brought back as an exclamation – “man alive,” and “hot damn.”) Back in September, I had the thought, “I want to train for something.”  So I went online, looking for a race that…

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Running uphill

Well, well. It seems that yesterday’s post was the blog heard ’round the world – that was the most visits I’ve gotten since December 1, 2010. In the event that you’re new here, welcome. I’m Annie, the curator of this here little web log, and I live in Denver, where the weather is currently 27…

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Talk about my booty on the internet?

Don’t mind if I do. And in case you think I’m a fraud because I’ve said I’m not training anymore, I ran 5 miles on the treadmill last night, and 7 outside on Saturday.  So, see?  I’m still doing my thang (although last year at this time, I was running 12 miles, so YES I…

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Update: running

I am registered for the Country Music Half-Marathon in Nashville in April. Long story short: I’ve basically given up any hard-core training. Short story long: My life is so full right now.  I don’t have the hours in the week to put in the miles, nor do I have the desire to give anything up…

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Better self

After my half-marathon back in April, I quit running cold turkey.  I don’t like to run when it’s hot outside, and I focused more on hiking and mountain climbing this summer.  Because I’ve been insanely active, I didn’t think that it would be that hard to get back into running this fall. Oh, my friends.…

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