Archive for January, 2015

Moving from the marathon to an ultramarathon

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Friday, January 30, 2015 I thought about gradually working up to the topic of ultramarathons … and, then, I decided what the hell, let’s just jump on in.  If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’ve done quite a bit of running and chances are you’re a distance runner.  I would also bet that you have […]

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Does it matter what kind of runner you are?

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Three are obviously a lot of layers to that question, but what I mean for this specific piece is whether it matters in terms of what you train for and/or in terms of how you train.  Some people are fast, just lightning fast, and then just blow up like halfway down […]

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The ebb and flow of blogs

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 They all have it, that ebb and flow of topics and stuff and things.  You start your blog out to address a specific concern, something you feel so concerned with.  Then, something else happens one day and you really want to talk about it … and you have this blog thingy that you’ve […]

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How do you prepare yourself to start a new kind of life?

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 I figured I would start with this picture of me and my oldest brother, Kevin, because I look so believable and honest in this picture.  That, I thought, could set the tone.  I’m really just kidding … sort of. There are a lot of levels to a question like this, right?  […]

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Learning to Live with Stiff Person Syndrome

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 So, that is what this thing is called:  Stiff Person Syndrome.  Weird name for a weird disease.  I don’t want to have this.  I want it to go away and never come back. It scares me.  I scares my husband.  It scares the rest of my family.  I was running (and […]

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Today is the day I decided I will not give up.

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Saturday, January 10, 2015 Today is that day.  Today is the day that it hit me:  I will NOT give up.  I will NOT give in to this auto-immune, neuromuscular disease, for which they cannot think of any better name than Stiff Person Syndrome.  On the one hand there are these deep, thoughtful, almost brilliant […]

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A New Year, a New Level of Optimism?

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Friday, January 2, 2015 The is me and my friend/neighbor, Boston Lisa, waiting for the new year to arrive the other night.  There’s a long story behind her nick-name, but I won’t bore anyone with that. We all got together to ring in the new year and to pay our respects to one of our close friends, […]

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