Monthly Archives: October 2011

Two for the Road in Scituate

Daughter Number One says I was doubly dumb to race the Scituate Duathlon just seven days after I ran the Chicago Marathon. She may be right, but I took second place and that symmetry (get it? second at a du?) has … Continue reading

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“If you want to leave footprints in the sands of time, don’t drag your feet.” – Arnot L. Sheppard I’m a sucker for a good quote and this one had me biting my lower lip from the moment I saw … Continue reading

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Parcels From Home

When the hotel called to say I had a parcel to pick up in the basement, I figured it was the tickets I’d ordered for our Chicago Trolley tour. I thought it odd they’d be considered a parcel, but 24 … Continue reading

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Chasing Butterflies

I’ll be in Chicago a grand total of 78 hours. For the four hours I’ll be running (make that, fingers crossed, 3 hours 45 minutes), I packed: – shorts, capris & long running tights (just in case!) – two short-sleeved … Continue reading

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Crazy Eights

All athletes love race numbers. We admire low ones (he’s #1!), covet meaningful ones (your number is my birthday!), and avoid others like the bubonic plague (sadistic race directors issue 13s and 666s). I relish packet pickup just as much … Continue reading

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