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Realignment

There’s always this point when you are breaking in new shoes that you start running and you know that the realignment process is complete. If you haven’t run a lot, you might be fooled into thinking that if you have bad shoes and replace those shoes, then you are not going to experience pain anymore. …

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Watching Waylon

As Waylon nears his first birthday, I am feeling a little nostalgic. Having two dogs has certainly been a great decision for our family especially since Waylon and Willie have such different temperaments. Willie is an over-eager pleaser and Waylon is well, most often known as grumpy dog. He goes at his own pace and …

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Running on History

Now, it might seem from the title that I was actually spent this morning’s run on top of a history book, but that’s not exactly what I mean. Since Willie and I have moved from Asheville, we have had to be a bit more creative about finding running spots.  First of all, there is not …

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Roped Running

Ever since Willie was little, I ran with him on a leash that was circling my waist. Some people advised me against this, but I wanted to have a hands free running experience with my running partner, so I trained him not to cross and to run right beside me.  He is really, really good …

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Rainy Running Buddy

I have to admit, I am one lucky runner. Not only do I know have a four-legged companion to run with me, but he is so easy to run with. He didn’t balk when I changed our course. He didn’t even whine when the rain started. He ran by my side with his tongue hanging …

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Hiking Companion

As Willie sleeps on my lap, I realize I am just as tired as he is. The past two weeks have involved a trip to Nashville, a one week class and a presentation. This morning we did our regular Wednesday morning hike, but we were both out of practice since our weekly schedule has been …

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Recovery

I have to admit I haven’t been very good at tending to my post-run body. I usually hop in the shower and then head off for work or the next item on the agenda. I decided if I wanted to keep running, then I was going to have to pay attention a little more and …

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Day After Race Run

Actually, this was two days after a race run, but the feeling is still the same. Although the Color Me Rad wasn’t a timed race, there is still something about race day atmosphere that gets into your veins and makes you run harder and faster, which inevitably makes the next individual run you do slower.  …

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Running with Asthma

I took me a long time to realize I was asthmatic.  I remember in high school during the hot days of field hockey camp, struggling with tightness in my chest and thinking I was just out of shape. There was on sprinting drill in particular that would cause me trouble. I affectionately called it, “The …

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