Category Archives: Pam

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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Signed, sealed, delivered

Howdy, friends. I signed up for the Sioux Falls Marathon today. It’s in 17 days. That’s not very far away. Normally when you train for a marathon, you know months in advance what you’re getting ready for. Every early morning … Continue reading

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The week in running, and some Dora

Howdy, friends. I have 13 weeks until the Sioux Falls Marathon. My sister just signed up this past week, so I should probably do that, too. If you include a 2-week taper and two trips out of town, that means … Continue reading

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Some notes on Viv

Howdy friends. I was talking to my friend Laurie the other night (and by that I mean we both were drinking wine and getting sappier and sappier over the course of our 2.5-hour phone call — which we do every … Continue reading

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Our Griswold Family Vacation

Howdy, friends. Last week, Philip and I packed our car with two portable cribs, two suitcases, a week’s worth of baby food, a year’s worth of toddler snacks, a pack of diapers, and a motley assortment of board books, coloring … Continue reading

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Sisters, part 2

Howdy, friends. My beloved sister Pam came to visit this past weekend. I haven’t seen her since this summer, when she visited while I was pregnant with Genevieve. It was so, so good to see her. Pam is 11 years … Continue reading

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Howdy, friends. It’s a big family week in our house. My sister Kim, who is seven years older than me, came to visit last week. It was the first time she met Genevieve, and she hadn’t seen Jack in a … Continue reading

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