Monthly Archives: September 2012

Preschooler dialogue

This is part of this big play house Jack has that you color in: Jack: That dog is by my fence. He’s going to eat my flowers. Me: Do dogs usually eat flowers? Jack: Yeah that dog does. Me: what’s … Continue reading

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Celebrity sighting

Just a little photo of me and Scott Jurek at the local running store. No I did not wear headphones during the group run. But I did wear them later when I ran some more alone.

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Scott Jurek talks food and fitness

I felt a little dirty when I interviewed ultramarathoner Scott Jurek this week. It wasn’t the photos of his curly hair his publicist sent me or the sound of his boyish laughter on the phone. I’m a married woman, after … Continue reading

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Talking with Scott Jurek

Howdy, friends. I have to interview Scott Jurek tomorrow. He’s coming to town for the Festival of Books. (Here‘s his book, “Eat and Run.” Here’s some information about him. His website. An excerpt: For nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has … Continue reading

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Bike ride

Just a little early evening fall bike ride.

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Running update

Howdy, friends. I haven’t posted about actual running much lately, which is odd, since I’ve been doing a lot of it. Here is the column I wrote for this week’s Outdoors section on my recent long run. It was my … Continue reading

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Currently reading: “A Land More Kind Than Home”

Howdy, friends. This is what I’m reading now: Here is a book review from the Washington Post. And here is a Q&A with the author from Vanity Fair. I’m about 20 pages in, and loving it already. I have to … Continue reading

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I love a day at the park.

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An oral history of the Jackrabbit 15 road race

Howdy, friends. Here’s a column I wrote for today’s paper about a local race. I ran it once, in 2007, with the Scott Jamison in this article. I’ll post my personal column about it later. Intro  The Jackrabbit 15 is … Continue reading

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Right on the edge

Howdy, friends. It’s taken me a day or two to think about what I want to say about Jack’s recent evaluation. We had it on Tuesday — to check to see if he is on the autism spectrum. It was … Continue reading

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