Monthly Archives: May 2011

Shewee Stage Fright and a Swollen Head


I know a lot of you thought I was joking when I posted about the Shewee. Seriously, I could not make up something like this. You give me too much credit. Anyway, I have an update on the Shewee: a … Continue reading

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Swamp Monster


I ran with Reston Runners for many years. Many of our runs started from Lake Audubon, a beautiful lake (and I think the biggest) in leafy Reston. People used to talk about swimming in this lake at Reston Triathlon and … Continue reading

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Checking Out


My body has packed its bags and is floating in a geothermal pool. I leave for Iceland tonight and the timing couldn’t be better. After what I thought was a sufficient post-ultra recovery period, I ramped my training back up and … Continue reading

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I Want it All…


This morning my yoga instructor came bounding into the room full of energy from her weekend at the Yoga Journal Yoga Retreat with (gasp!) Rodney Yee. I immediately thought, I want to go on a yoga retreat (with Rodney Yee, … Continue reading

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Time for Some Ice


I like ice. I like it in my glass of water. I like it in the bath. I like it so much I’m going to a place with ice in its name. No, not Nice! Iceland! This will be my … Continue reading

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My Body Doesn’t Like Me


It’s that all-too-familiar feeling. Scratchy throat, aching body, and so congested I think my eyes are going to pop out of my head. These days, I seem to get sick after every endurance event. It happened after Philly Half, Shamrock … Continue reading

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I Have 4 Arms


Having 4 arms would be very helpful. When one pair of arms gets tired in the pool, you could just switch to the spare set. You could make dinner and tie your kid’s shoes. You could fix your hair while … Continue reading

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