Tag Archives: pain

To play it safe is not to play

I had 6 miles scheduled for Tuesday, then 3 miles Thursday, and a daunting 12 miles for Saturday. Though I knew it was a bit chilly out (around 33 when I left,) I couldn’t bear running 6 miles on the … Continue reading

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And the sorrow too

A few years ago, my (former) mother-in-law gave me a poem lauding teachers. In it lay one of my favorite written lines, to this day (I’ve linked to the full poem): “Yours the pride of loving them, and the sorrow … Continue reading

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Ponderings

**Marathon training starts next week. I can easily run at least 4 miles right now, and the training schedule starts at 3. Plus, I know what to expect this year, and am going to run 3x a week and cross-train … Continue reading

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Eighteen!

I ran 18 miles yesterday thanks to the Steel City Road Runners! They sponsored a training run on a trail west of Pittsburgh (the Montour Trail.) Distances from 4-18 miles were offered. And like a sick person, I signed up … Continue reading

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Cinderwhipped

I went running on Friday, and decided to do however many miles I felt like on the Birmingham Bridge/Southside of Pittsburgh. It was really, really windy out, and I felt myself fighting to run every step. I turned the corner … Continue reading

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Ice ice baby

“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” – Hebrews 12:11 It’s like they knew how to sum up ice … Continue reading

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Walking on water (with a brace)

I’m back. I did one week of running workouts (3.5 miles, 4 miles, and 7 today) and 1 swim (so glad I have a gym with a pool to crosstrain/recover, in retrospect) and am feeling good. I purposely haven’t looked … Continue reading

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