Hiking At Elevation

In a previous life, many years ago, I would have considered myself a hiker. I mean, I went on hikes. I owned trekking poles, and occasionally wandered the wilderness around the Pacific Northwest. I even owned a fancy hiking hat! During this original hiking phase was when I went on…

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2019 – A Year In Review

A friend of mine on LiveJournal used to post these great yearly recaps that I always wanted to do on my own, but never managed to. I had LJ, and FB, and my photos app on my phone to remind me of what I had done the year before. But…

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Three Hundred Miles

Today I ran 3.17 miles. It’s a milestone of sorts since those three miles put me over 300 miles on this pair of shoes. 300.41 to be exact. These shoes are now retired. The first time I wore these shoes was back July 18th, 2008. In fact, the first run…

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I’m Back

So writing was supposed to be a release of sorts for me, and right when I was beginning again, I stopped. I recognized that I stopped and really needed to start back up again. The original plan was to wait until the first of the year, but it was suggested…

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Little Black Dog

This is Olive. Olive the Little Black Dog. She just turned 12 a month ago. It’s really hard to believe that she’s been part of my life that long. She’s been through so much with me, and me with her. After my run today (she can’t go with me anymore)…

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Outside Running

Originally the plan this morning was to drop K off at work, grab a coffee, and drive to Ikea. Instead, the plan turned into dropping K off at work, grabbing a coffee, and coming home. Since it was still relatively cool out (64,) and I still needed to do my…

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Tags and posts and words oh my!

Forming new habits are hard. There are probably all sorts of rules and tricks around forming new habits. A quick Google-search confirms this actually. Wow – everyone has opinions. I want writing to become a habit again. My originally hope was when I fired up my website again, that I…

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Meat Sweats

For over 20 years I was vegetarian. I started on a whim because a friend was and I thought it would be a good way to get healthy or lose weight. While I may have lost weight (from my heaviest to my lightest, I lost 105 pounds,) but that was…

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Lunchtime Walks

In October of 2017, I started going on lunchtime walks at work. At first it was to get away from whatever was happening at work and to be by myself. That solitude gave me time to be by myself and think. Plus I’ve always enjoyed having something that was mine.…

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Running

Nearly two and a half years ago, I started running. Again. The first time I started running was in April of 2006. I managed to keep it up until the end of June 2012; logging just shy of 4000 miles in that time. While never injuring myself significantly during that…

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