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Month: February 2011

Transforming into a Princess

Transforming into a Princess

Who knew that behind this tomboy lurked a Princess! When it came time to decide on what Princess I was, I felt I was more Mulan than anyone else. Mulan is clumsy as a girl, but brave and in the midst of action when she dresses up as a boy. But … unfortunately, Mulan wasn’t offered as an option. So I settled on Jasmine – sheltered as a Princess, but plucky when she goes out into the real world. (I…

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Snapshots from My First and Only Sports Meet in School

Snapshots from My First and Only Sports Meet in School

Long lost memories came flooding back with this DailyMile question. I wonder if any of my school friends will stumble on this and get a good chuckle out of it. The year was 1987. I was 11 years old and in 7th grade (Eek! I just dated myself!). With nerdy glasses and a nose buried among books, I was never athletic.  But that particular year, for reasons best not disclosed to the general public, I wanted to try anything and everything….

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Do you run when you have a cold?

Do you run when you have a cold?

Snotty nose, achy & stiff legs, sneezing all takes a toll. Mentally and Physically. When the weekend rolled around – should I do my long run? Or call it a rest week? I have been battling a cold (among other things) for the past 2 weeks. I drudged through last weekend’s 11 mile run and felt blah. This week, I set off for an intended 12miles. A mile and a half into the run and I was feeling miserable. My…

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Exercise and Relationships

Exercise and Relationships

This article from WSJ got me thinking – A Workout Ate my Marriage My mind first flew back 3 years. The husband has been a runner for a long time, getting serious in Melbourne in 2005. When we got back to Atlanta, my life was overrun by juggling an infant and jobs and everything else in between. The husband on the other hand, went out for runs when he felt like it.  I resented it. I don’t know if I…

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