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They don’t give medals for this

They don’t give medals for this

When my teenage daughter wheezed and bent over, crying out, “I don’t know why you do this!” I almost sent her home. Instead, I told her to keep going, that I knew she had it in her. I really wanted her to enjoy running like I did. She didn’t. Nevertheless, she’d show...
Finished, but not done

Finished, but not done

I crossed two finish lines this week, though neither meant the end of anything. The first was at the four mile marker of the Denver Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. I didn’t win any prizes, coming in 4428 out of about 10,000 racers. Undaunted, I will keep running...

30 Days Running — Getting Started

Thirty days running. Just like I proposed to my boyfriend while we sat on his front porch on the morning of September 1, which happened to be a Monday and Labor Day and so the end of a three-day, mostly labor-less weekend. The idea had come to me after a one mile run...
Setting records running

Setting records running

We always start our runs together, keeping pace for the first half mile or so, but when I tell her to go ahead while panting that I’ll see her at the finish line, she has proven that she can get there long enough ahead of me that her sweat has evaporated by the time I...