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Backyard Camping

My child has been begging to go camping. I have hesitated to take her, given her complete and unholy terror of flying insects and intense aversion to outdoor bathrooms. Reaching a compromise, we planned a backyard campout for the Memorial Day weekend. The day of the campout began with much needed yard maintenance to prepare… Continue reading Backyard Camping

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The Magic of New Beginnings and Finish Lines

Last Saturday, the day before Mother’s Day, was race day. It was the graduation 5K for the 10 week Women Run Arkansas running and walking clinic, and this was my 3rdyear participating. My 1st year of the clinic, I participated in the beginner running group. I was just getting back into running after more than 5… Continue reading The Magic of New Beginnings and Finish Lines

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Girl Math = Vanity Sizing is Dumb

It strikes me, as I stare into my closet, that my wardrobe is one of those ridiculously complicated and impossible to solve word problems. It goes something like this:Q- Your closet contains 6 consecutive sizes of clothes. You begin training for a half marathon and drop a few pounds. The largest 3 sizes do not… Continue reading Girl Math = Vanity Sizing is Dumb

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Diary of a (Reluctant) First-Time Half-Marathoner: Training Day 1

After I finished my first 10K last December and was all hopped up on endorphins and feeling bulletproof, St. Jude offered me the opportunity to sign up for the 2017 race. "Sure!" I thought, "I'm going to put my money down on the half-marathon. I'm committing now! I have a whole year to get ready.… Continue reading Diary of a (Reluctant) First-Time Half-Marathoner: Training Day 1

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Moving from Denial to Acceptance with the Aid of Birthday Day Cake

My daughter celebrated her 6th birthday this week, and I feel confident that she has enjoyed the heck out of it. She had a small birthday party at our house on Saturday. Then, of course, there was the birthday fanfare and cupcakes at school on her actual birthday. I surprised her that afternoon by picking… Continue reading Moving from Denial to Acceptance with the Aid of Birthday Day Cake