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Clamshells & Gossip Girl

Last week, by the numbers: clamshells: 1400 donkey kicks: 700 bridge marches: 420 knee-to-chest single-leg bridges: 504 standing hip extensions: 420 “chair of death” squats: 240 single leg balances: at least 2-4 per day, per side miles ran/walked: 22.5 miles

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A quick update

I wish I could report that my return to running last week was all unicorns and rainbows…alas, it was not.  Here’s what I did last week, exercise-wise: Tuesday: Ran 3 miles at Lake Chabot. Wed: Swam 1000 yds. Thurs: Ran

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Glass Half Full

Some runners get really depressed when they can’t run.  I admit that I got a little blue at the prospect of taking a little break from my favorite means of acquiring endorphins.  However, there have been some good things that

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My First DNS

I wish that my run this morning went so well and so painlessly that instead of writing the following post, I was writing a race preview for Big Basin Marathon.  Unfortunately, after 6 days off from running, multiple sessions of

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Diagnosis

Following a sad and painful run on Tuesday, I made an appointment for Wednesday (yesterday) to see Dr. J, sports chiropractor/ART therapist extraordinaire.  I reminded him of our first appointment, how he worked on my left hip, but now my

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Cross training and Hip Update

Hi there!  First, I want to thank everyone who commented on my last post re: “Are marathons bad for your health?” So many insightful comments and valid points! So, what have I been up to?  Well, as promised, I did

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Let’s Discuss: “Are marathons bad for your health?”

This isn’t so much a blog post, but more of a musing — one that I hope will generate some interesting discussion in the comments section.  Even before I came down with this hip thing, and actually before I ran

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Everything But the Kitchen Sink

Last week, I was full of complaints about aching hips.  I’m sorry to say that the saga continues.  Here’s what happened this week in the Land of Angry Hips: Monday: Running rest day #2!  I did get myself to yoga

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Recovery: A Tale of Two Marathons

Earlier in the year, when I first realized that I’d only have 5 weeks between the Oakland and Big Sur Marathons, I was a little scared.  Would I be recovered and ready run another marathon in a relatively short amount

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Weekly training recap: SF2HM Week 5

*SF2HM = San Francisco 2nd Half Marathon Get ready for the shortest weekly training recap ever! Mon-Wed, Fri: Rest due to a strained ankle. It was just as well considering that we were experiencing a huge heat wave, which made

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