Category Archives: Running

GVRAT

I am not sure I was thinking clearly back on May 3rd when I first stumbled on the Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee (GVRAT). I was wrapped up the Covid crisis and certainly not thinking long term. It seemed to … Continue reading

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Weekend fun and food…

Well, sorta. As I write this, Tennessee is in it’s 5th day of reopening. Hair salons, nail salons, tattoo parlors, retail, many restaurants, parks and outdoor venues are all out there with doors wide open. The weather is great and … Continue reading

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Strawberry Plains 10K Recap…

Whew, I finished! The 2020 Strawberry Plains 10k (and 1/2 marathon) is done. Strawberry Plains 10k-1/2 is a favorite around this area. The timing falls just right to be a training race for participants in the late March Knoxville Covenant … Continue reading

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January 2020-it’s a wrap……

January is going out similar to the way it came in-chilly and dreary. It was a good month by all accounts though it fell a little short of what my active self would have liked. On the rare occasion I … Continue reading

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A glance back on the ending decade…

A post by Frances @ https://materfamiliasknits.blogspot.com/ about major life events over the past decade got me thinking about my own decade. Ten years ago on this day I was in my mid-50’s and anticipating my upcoming marriage. My life had … Continue reading

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On injury and running…

I went for a run last week, a one mile run. While this isn’t a big deal to anyone but me, it was my first such effort since late May when I became sidelined by injury. Piriformis syndrome (PF) has … Continue reading

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A Few Things I Did This Weekend 6/19/2016…

Hard to believe it is already mid-June, 2016 is flying by. ┬áMy intentions to post more often are good but somehow I end of with these short weekend clips, nothing noteworthy of a singular blog post. So here is what … Continue reading

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Weekend Musing…

Summer has arrived down south, just a little early for my taste.  With it’s arrival comes summer’s evil henchmen, heat and humidity. But also the sweet scents of magnolia, mimosa and honeysuckle which are currently heavy in the air.  A … Continue reading

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5ish Things I Did This Weekend… (and a little life catch up)

What a long, strange first 1/2 of 2016 I have had. The year started with feeling overwhelmed by commitments that, yes, I had gotten myself into. Volunteer work began to feel like a full time job and I already have … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon…

Ah, Sunday afternoon.  Here in sunny east Tennessee, the temperature reached near 60 and the sky was crystal clear.  What a far cry from the bitter temperatures we experienced last weekend. I got out and ran today, my first since … Continue reading

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