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A little Thanksgiving entertainment

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Mercedes Half Marathon Race Recap 2012

I wrote most of this after I ran the race on February 13, but I figured I’d wait to post it until I took it from a tired rambling train of thought to a coherent post…. I really hate getting … Continue reading

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The “South Pacific Shower Effect” and TV Commercials

I probably don’t mentally process TV commercials in the way advertisers intend. And for this I blame a story my mother told me about Rogers & Hammerstein’s musical, South Pacific, which debuted on Broadway in 1949. In the musical, one of … Continue reading

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Houston Marathon Race Recap

Sorry it took me so long to post this. It’s been a bunch of bullet points and half-written sentences since the day after the race, but I haven’t had the time or mental acuity to finish it until now! That, … Continue reading

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Join me for #Fitblog Chat February 6!

Hi everyone! I’ll be the moderator for the Twitter #fitblog chat on Monday, February 6 at 1:30pm ET. If you’ve never heard of Fitblog Chats, check it out here: http://fitblogchats.com/ The topic will be: Success, Failure, and Motivation The four … Continue reading

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Bad Blogger!

So I’ve been a bad blogger lately. In my defense, I ran the Houston Marathon on January 15, which led to the inevitable ‘marathon brain’ for a day or so, in which I can’t seem to hold on to a … Continue reading

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Short and Sweet – My Mantra for the Houston Marathon

My Inspiration: “Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic.” – Tim Noakes And My Mantra: “Pain is temporary. Regret is forever.” … Continue reading

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