Category Archives: Family

Oh, the mommy wars

Howdy, friends. Like about a hundred million other people, I saw this posted on Facebook this week. Then I saw this today. I like the second one WAY better. Especially this part: Being a mom doesn’t make you into some … Continue reading

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Christmas 2013: A plunger, a virus, a parasite

It started the week before Christmas. My dad, my hero, called and told me he couldn’t make his visit because he hadn’t been feeling well. He went to his doctor and had some tests run. We all awaited the results, … Continue reading

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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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Sioux Falls Marathon 2013 — a DNF race report

Howdy, friends. Yesterday I ran the Sioux Falls Marathon. Well, part of it. (Photos from the Argus Leader photogs here.) It was supposed to be my 11th marathon, and the third in 11 months. I felt OK about it — … Continue reading

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The one where I hope there weren’t cameras

Howdy, friends. Sometimes I take the kids to a local elementary school playground to play after work. They like the different play structures, and it’s slightly closer than the park, good for just a quick trip after dinner. The unfortunate … Continue reading

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Minnetonka swimming pond

Howdy friends. We went here this weekend. (OK, we also went to a Twins game and did other stuff, and I went for a run here.) It’s enough to make you want to move to the Twin Cities. The park … Continue reading

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Lennox 4th of July parade

Howdy, friends. The real reason my friend Chris and I ran to Lennox yesterday was because this small town south of Sioux Falls puts on an awesome, old-fashioned Fourth of July. There are road races — and my husband Philip … Continue reading

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Little blob of super good writing

Like that title? I thought you would. Super good writing is super good, you know. Unlike what I do here. I was reading an article on newspaper competition in New Orleans, and there was a link to this book review, … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day at Newton Hills State Park

Howdy, friends. We had a pretty great Mother’s Day at our house. My day started with a 12-mile run with several friends. We just ran these about 2-mile loops on dirt and gravel at a local park. Then I came … Continue reading

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Bye-bye, maternity clothes

Here’s a sneak peak at my Sunday column: I shipped three boxes of maternity clothes to my best friend this week. It was a sad day, packing it all up, even though I knew it was going to a good … Continue reading

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