Monthly Archives: September 2013

Weekend: Running, running, cyclocross, pie

Howdy, friends. I’m a month out from this race, and I feel like I’ve been working hard. What I feel like is all I do is run, work, run, work, run, run, laundry, run. I’m enjoying the training — really … Continue reading

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What do you eat in an ultra?

Howdy, friends. So, I mentioned briefly how sick I got after my long run last week. It’s never really happened to me before, so I’m not sure what the deal was. But it got me thinking about how and if … Continue reading

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Currently reading: “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry”

Howdy, friends. This is what I’m currently reading (even though book club met on it last week — I still have 50 pages to go). Here is a review from the New York Times. And the Washington Post. It’s a … Continue reading

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Late night long run

Howdy, friends. Sometimes, you need to be flexible when it comes to running. For me, that usually means going really early in the morning, and getting home before anyone else in the house is even awake. Or going at lunch. … Continue reading

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Rocky II meets USATF

My friend Laurie put this on Facebook today. Blogger maps out Rocky’s training run in Rocky II using the USATF site (which is awesome, by the way). Clearly the route was imagined by a cinematographer and not a runner. It’s … Continue reading

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Back in training

Howdy, friends. After my lame drop in the Sioux Falls Marathon, which I don’t really regret because it was too hot for me that day, I’m back in training. Yesterday I signed up for a trail 50K. I’ve never done … Continue reading

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On being a soccer mom

Howdy, friends. Here is my column from the Sunday paper: How many soccer games do you have to go to before you become an actual soccer mom? This fall, I’ve taken my son, Jack, to about four soccer practices and … Continue reading

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A big fat whine about the Sioux Falls Marathon

Here’s my column from the upcoming Sunday sports section: The Sioux Falls Sports Authority wants our marathon to get big enough to rival other regional races – from Fargo to Twin Cities. It’s a good idea, and the Sioux Falls … Continue reading

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Fighting crime …

… is so tiring.

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Currently reading: “Unorthodox” by Deborah Feldman

Howdy, friends. I ran through my list of saved books on GoodReads last week, and dug out a few I had noted I wanted to read. The library had this one: Here is the author’s website. And a review from … Continue reading

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