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Month: September 2016

The Long Journey to India

The Long Journey to India

It’s been 4.5 years since I last visited home. And this past weekend, I made the 20 something hour journey with the clan. I’ll try to document my days there but with things being super busy with the family, it’ll be spotty at best.  Atlanta international airport had installed Pianos for Peace. I don’t know if this is a everyday fixture or if it was there only got the Peace day earlier that week.  We had a quick stopover at…

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Miss FauxRunner’s First 5k Race

Miss FauxRunner’s First 5k Race

Miss FauxRunner ran her first 5k race this weekend. And surprised us all and herself by podiuming 2nd in her AG!  It was at a race that is very popular in the Indian community as a fundraiser. Mr. FauxRunner ran with her to pace her. She wasn’t sure at first if she wanted to run with him and was very nervous that she wouldn’t be able to keep up. But after about a mile of trying to warm up, he…

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Heros Amongst Us – Inclusion in Racing

Heros Amongst Us – Inclusion in Racing

The minions are doing a project for school and they have to tell a someone’s story. Kind of HONY (Humans of New York) style, but with more detailed narratives/videos/photos/etc.  A few weeks ago we were running together at our usual place when we saw an assisted athlete team (one athlete pushing another athlete in a special bike) training and my 10 decided that she wanted to talk to some assisted athletes. I recognized the assisted athlete team training as part of the Kyle Pease…

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The Birthday Quest – 40!

The Birthday Quest – 40!

Sometime last year, I had expressed an interest in doing something milestone for my 40th birthday. But along the way, I realized that other obligations prevented me from training for that century bike ride that we had planned on (sorry, Barry!). So instead, I came up with a different challenge – a quest, I called it.  To run/walk my age miles in my birth month by my birthday. So to cover 40 miles in September by September 6th.  I set out…

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The Smoky Mountains – Easy Trails for Children

The Smoky Mountains – Easy Trails for Children

At just 4-4.5 hours from Atlanta, the Smoky Mountain National Park is a great getaway destination for the long weekend. We had been to Gatlinburg many a times in the past, but never to explore the Smoky Mountains. We used to admire the views on our drive and then hang out in the town. I doubt we even realized that there was more to the Smokies than the towns of Gatlingburg, Pigeon Forge and Severville.  For the long Labor Day…

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Safety Tips for Running Alone #RunSafe

Safety Tips for Running Alone #RunSafe

This is an archived post that I believe needs to be resurfaced. It highlights safety tips for running alone, especially for women. A woman was attacked and seriously injured in a trail that almost every runner/triathlete in the Atlanta area has run or biked on. We all love running and cycling, but we need to be safe to do the things we love.  For a lot of us, running is “me” time. A time to reflect, think, be at peace,…

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