Monthly Archives: June 2015

love thy neighbor.

I had today’s post all figured out on my run this morning: it was going to be about this inconsiderate and/or oblivious neighbor of ours who leaves his dog outside to bark incessantly all night every night and how I … Continue reading

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fairytales and phoning it in.

Once upon a time, on a wee little island, a young* maiden named Melisa awoke one glorious Wednesday morning, ready to doeth her running. *oh, shut up. She stretched her arms, threw back thee bed covers and proclaimed, “Sometimes sticking … Continue reading

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running ragged.

Warning: this post isn’t actually about running. I just love mixing metaphors. or hyperboles. or whatever. Anyway. Let’s put a bookmark in the running chit-chat and talk about parenting for a sec. I love my job. I’ve been at the … Continue reading

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recovery mission.

I try not to take anything in this short life for granted. Not ever. As over-shared on Facebook and Instagram, I ran my 11th marathon four days ago. That means that leading up to it, I had experienced the preparation, the … Continue reading

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race re-cap! tunnel vision.

11 down, 39 to go! Wow, when I write it out like that, it sure sounds like a lot. Ahem. Cough. Let’s move on. I ran my 11th marathon yesterday! Light At The End of the Tunnel Snoqualmie Pass/North Bend, … Continue reading

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highly scientific pre-race plan for winners™.

You guys, this pre-race plan is patent-pending and totally scientific but I’m willing to share it with all of you because I’m a giver. No need to thank me. Disclaimer: this plan is for winners only. As defined by anyone who gets … Continue reading

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we get by with a little help from our friends.

We all know that the internet gets a bad rap sometimes. Especially in the age of social media and human interaction reduced to conversations filled with OMGs and LOLs. But it can be a pretty amazing vehicle to connect real … Continue reading

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the balancing act.

Following through on stuff is hard sometimes, you guys. At least it is for a highly-skilled procrastinator such as moi. It’s all best-laid plans when I’m resting my head on the pillow for the night: I have my alarm set, … Continue reading

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race re-cap! orange is the color of a hero.

I ran my very first ever half-marathon yesterday! North Olympic Discovery Half-Marathon Port Angeles, Washington June 7, 2015 It was kind of exciting for me because I’ve only ever run full-marathons historically but that’s just how I roll: my name … Continue reading

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mama said there’d be days like this.

Some days, they just go sideways. Today? Was one of those days. Let’s just give it a quick run-down: First things first, I had my alarm and work-out clothes ready for oh-dark:30 because I was headed to the city for … Continue reading

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