Monthly Archives: June 2011

Surprises and Challenges in Charlottesville


Racing friends, let me ask you this: you’re racing on single-track trail, are a mile from the finish, and hear an athlete coming up behind you. Glancing back, you realize the athlete is the same gender as you (i.e., your … Continue reading

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Product Review – Honey Stinger Waffles


Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get an energy food company to make a product that tastes like one of your favorite foods? Well, if you’re Lance Armstrong, you can. You see, Lance was a big fan of these … Continue reading

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Complaining and Attention-Seeking


Don’t worry, I haven’t started a blog about my kids…or husband. No, the complainer and attention-seeker in question is none other than my stomach. I’ve often thought that running would be so much easier without a stomach, especially an attention-seeking, … Continue reading

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Hot Enough to Hurl


Yesterday was not a good day for a couple of the elite runners at the Twilight 4 Miler in Ashburn. I saw one elite guy walking and another curled up on the side of the road at the halfway point, … Continue reading

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Reflections and Pictures


Lately I’ve been reflecting on my four years as president of South Riding Drinking Running Club, since my tenure will be over in August. We still have the reputation of being too fast for the average runner, based on comments we get, such … Continue reading

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Warning: Angry Runner in Wine Country


About 4 miles into the Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon, I turned to my team mate Bill and said, “Do you feel like there’s a party going on and we weren’t invited?” I was referring to the fact that about … Continue reading

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Veggie Tales


Growing up in England we ate rhubarb and runner beans from the back garden and picked wild blackberries from bushes along the side of the road. I find it hard to grow much of anything in my garden here – … Continue reading

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