I was registered for the June 2012 NYC Triathlon. The problem? I didn't own a bike. (I also didn't swim well but this post is focusing on the bike.) I had tried to get into "biking" numerous times, but the bike my parents gave me in middle school always sat forgotten in a closet until … Continue reading The Summer I (Finally) Became a Cyclist
The Berlin Marathon is known for being a flat and fast course, so I trained with the hope of PRing, or at least qualifying for Boston again. Best laid plans and all that... As I boarded our plane in Denver, I was confident I could run a 3:40 and qualify for Boston. My optimism would … Continue reading Berlin Marathon Update
During the Colfax Half Marathon, I passed a kid who came up to my shoulder. He was telling the man he was running with how he had signed up for both cross country and golf this fall. I chatted with them both and the man excitedly told me that it was the boy's first half marathon. … Continue reading Colfax Half Marathon 2017 Recap
Marathon weekend can be as exhausting as the marathon, itself. There are four essential parts to a marathon weekend: 1) the expo; 2) resting and hydrating; 3) the pre-race pasta dinner; and 4) race day. The larger the race, the more exhausting and stressful the weekend, so along with this recap, I am going to be […]
My husband has referred to me as a “camel” because I can ski all day and not crave water. No, I don’t have superhuman abilities. The reason I can last a long time without drinking a gallon of water is because I follow Dr. Murad’s “Water Secret.” The Water Secret is a book explaining that … Continue reading Eating Your Water by Drinking a Shake
Let’s start this post with a game. Match the class of human beings to the word used to dehumanize them: Answer Key: 1. (E); 2. (B); 3. (A); 4. (F); 5. (D); 6. (C) Depriving people of human qualities, i.e., dehumanization, legitimizes violence and can lead to unrestrained violence with no guilt. This is what occurred … Continue reading Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Words Dehumanize Me
When I was a little girl I would play a game with my dad where I would take one giant step forward and two small steps back. The fun of the game was that the two small steps were not enough to offset the forward step so I was always moving forward. This game is … Continue reading The Not-So-Great Bathroom Debate
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