Monthly Archives: February 2015

Snow Days and Hill Training

(with apologies to my Northern friends who’ve had more than their share of snow days this winter) Snow days are something of a rarity in my adopted hometown of Atlanta. It’s not just the kids who wait for news of … Continue reading

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A Recovery, Photographed

One of the things I enjoy most about running is exploring new places, or seeing something new somewhere I’ve been dozens or even hundreds of times. I can run past the same stretch of road every week, but at a different … Continue reading

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Turning a Corner (AKA rediscovering my AWOL groove)

Tomorrow I get to run 12 miles. When I think about it I feel like a child on Christmas Eve. I know I need to get to bed early and rest up – but it’s hard, because I get to … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures

A pain-free run after a long day at work; speed-play with a few fast intervals – just enough to find that sharp edge between discomfort and pleasure; warm weather with a bit of breeze to dry my sweat; plentiful people-watching; a lone fisherman watched … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Nut Berry Smoothie (aka Sloth is the Mother of Invention)

I started adding nut-butter to my smoothies out of sheer laziness. The hardest part about making my own nut-butter is scraping it all out of the blender, then cleaning it up afterward. Fortunately, it occurred to me that I could … Continue reading

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Mixed Nut and Seed Butter

I became hooked on almond-butter when I realized how easy (and delicious) it was to grind my own at my local Whole Foods. It quickly became a key part of my breakfast: a toasted English muffin with almond butter and a drizzle … Continue reading

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Spicy Recovery Smoothie

Since I bought a Vitamix last fall, smoothies have become a regular part of my diet. I love them because I can mix up a big batch, store extras in mason jars in the fridge, then take it with me … Continue reading

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