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Month: June 2016

I have a Confession

I have a Confession

I have a confession to make – I love social media. I use social media to post about my training, to read about other’s training, to be inspired and motivated, to hope that I can inspire atleast one person into realizing that they can redefine their impossible too, to get a boost from kudos, to learn from others when they post about their experiences and thoughts, to … you get the drift. I love social media and consider it part…

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#ThrowbackTuesday – My Open Water Swim Journey

#ThrowbackTuesday – My Open Water Swim Journey

This popped up on my time hop and I teared up at the memory. So I decided to make it #ThrowbackTuesday in FauxRunner land instead of Thursday.  3 years ago, I had decided that I wanted to do triathlons but I had such a fear of open water that I couldn’t even put my head in. And without learning to swim in the open water, I couldn’t proceed with triathlons There had been a clinic earlier in May that I completed…

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PTS Allatoona Sprint Triathlon

PTS Allatoona Sprint Triathlon

8 years ago, I couldn’t run/walk a 5k (heck, one KM) getting up from the couch and off. 3 years ago, I don’t think I could’ve done a sprint triathlon getting up from zero training.  I’m so thankful to be able to do that. And it looks like this particular race is my one race where I do things without training.  I’m not a fan of racing without training. Not even for the bling. Not anymore. And hence I had…

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PeachKids Triathlon – her First Tri

PeachKids Triathlon – her First Tri

The older minion trained and completed her first triathlon today.  Even though she’s 10, she’s a very very shy introvert who tends to live inside a bubble in her head. When I had asked her if she was interested in a tri, my hope was that the tri would give her the space and confidence to focus and think her mind through a lot of things happening around her. The GA Peachkids triathlon, with the small size and friendly volunteers…

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Changes to the Blog

Changes to the Blog

Last year, I went through a discovery process for the blog that made me think about my name, my journey and my future. It made me realize that I was no longer the ‘Faux’ Runner who started writing online to whine about having to run. I started seeing myself as others saw me – as a passionate athlete who had was learning to redefine her impossible.   That brought about a change in visual branding to the current look and feel of the…

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Veggie Fried Rice – Indian Chinese Style

Veggie Fried Rice – Indian Chinese Style

Once in a while (or more frequently than that), I cook or prep something that I proceed to forget and end up cooking the same in more quantities. Plain rice is one such item that I forget that I’ve already made. And then I end up with a whole lot of plain rice and no gravy or curry to go with it.  An easy way for me to use up all the rice is to make it flavorful by adding…

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Weekend in the life of my Minions

Weekend in the life of my Minions

My weekend started off with all good intentions – I was going to run like usual at 9:30am, an easy run for 45min or so. But when I actually started the run, my legs said no. My mind said meh. The weather said oh ho! And I walked most of those 45min with a friend. Good company and good conversation, but negative points for not attempting to run even 3 miles. The rest of the day I chauffeured the minions around, depressed…

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