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Just Write 45 ~ 10,000 miles

By | April 8, 2014 1:04 am | 0 Comments


I knew it would die eventually, I just didn’t expect it to be on a random Tuesday afternoon. That’s how these things are though. We never really “expect” them. There were signs. It’s battery life was growing shorter every year. It was becoming “temperamental.” When I grabbed it for a lunchtime walk last week, it… View Article

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Just Write 44 ~ Spring fever (not so quick)

By | April 1, 2014 1:44 am | 0 Comments


Everyone hates March in Erie. I get it. The weather is completely schizophrenic (it’s hot, it’s cold, it’s hot, it’s cold…all in one dang day, sometimes) and, after a loooonggg, cold winter, we’re all anxious for spring. I saw lots of signs of spring at Preque Isle State Park this weekend — ducks galore in… View Article

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Just Write 43 ~ Pancakes, warm friends, and frozen muskrats

By | March 25, 2014 6:06 am | 0 Comments


I considered blowing the run off when my alarm went off at 5:15 a.m. Sunday, but I knew I’d regret it when I saw all the photos on Facebok later. I told myself what I always do when I get up early on a weekend: I can take a nap later. I never do though…. View Article

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Just Write 42 ~ A complete set

By | February 18, 2014 1:46 am | 0 Comments


Fashion and beauty annoy me.  I don’t have the time, inclination or money to keep up with trends, and I wouldn’t know if you do either. Color me clueless. When I was editor of Her Times magazine, I wanted to dump those categories of content altogether, but my boss would have none of that and… View Article

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Just Write 41 ~ 10 in 1 degree

By | February 11, 2014 1:43 am | 0 Comments


I don’t even look at the temperature. Why bother? It’s cold as h#@ …it has been this whole frigid winter. I dig out my thickest, fleece-lined tights. They’re like form-fitting sweatpants — too hot for all but the coldest of winter runs. I don’t think I wore them at all last year. This year, they’ve… View Article

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Just Write 40 ~ Meg’s miles

By | January 21, 2014 1:42 am | 0 Comments


Megs Menzies (Facebook photo) At 8 a.m. on Monday, January 13, Megs Menzies, 34, and her husband, Scott, of Richmond, Virginia, were out for a morning run when Megs, a mother of three, was tragically hit and killed by a drunk driver.  A Hanover, Va., physician is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter and driving under… View Article

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Just Write 39 ~ Bad moon rising

By | January 14, 2014 4:09 am | 0 Comments


I used to be very regimented about running. I ran 5 to 6 miles on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and at least 10 on Saturdays. It didn’t matter what else I had to do that day, how fatigued I was, or what the weather was like. If it was a Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday,… View Article

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Just Write 38 ~ With a little help from a friend

By | January 7, 2014 1:09 am | 0 Comments


Just don’t throw up. That’s all I can think during the mile of the first race of 2014. Not a great way to start the year. I’m tired, hungover, caffeine-free, and deeply regretting signing up for the ERC’s New Year’s Day Five-Miler. But, God forbid I don’t complete the ERC Winter Series. Why do I… View Article

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Just Write 37 ~ Hardcore

By | December 24, 2013 1:20 am | 0 Comments


I wake at 6:38 a.m. to the sound of wind and rain. I reach for my cell phone to see if there are any text messages. Nothing. I group text Cyndie, Lisa, Carol and Jan:  “OK…raining and windy…but 60 (so my phone says…haven’t actually gone outside, yet) Still running? Can anyone go tomorrow instead? Thoughts?”… View Article

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Just Write 35 ~ Finding peace on the run

By | December 11, 2013 2:30 am | 0 Comments


I’ve been reading a lot of Buddhist articles and books in the last few years. It speaks to me – faith without all the trappings of religion, living a life of compassion and kindness without all the “rules” (mostly designed to keep us in line, morally…and largely ignored by even the most “faithful”) of modern… View Article

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