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Running Hills to the Sound of Music

The last time I went running in Norway it was winter and I was unknowingly six weeks pregnant.  It was a challenging jaunt through the wooded area behind Hubby’s childhood home, but it was exhilarating. This winter, I went jogging … Continue reading

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Top 10 Blog Posts of 2011

It’s the day that I spend time looking back on the year that’s passed and today I’m visiting old blog posts to guide me down memory lane. Here are my top 10 posts of the year. Thank you for taking … Continue reading

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One Year Later: My First Marathon

*I wrote this Oct. 22, 2006 When I crossed the starting line, I was terrified and wondered “What in the hell am I doing?” It was very cold with wind chills in the mid-to upper- 30s and a little drizzle … Continue reading

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… I Think I Want To Run A Marathon

*I wrote this on Oct. 15, 2005. Are you there God? It’s me… Melanie… and I think I want to run a marathon. Yes, a marathon. A 26.2-mile, life-changing journey. The grueling feat that has claimed lives, millions of hamstrings … Continue reading

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Blogging From Bermuda: A Run Along Front Street

It was 7 a.m. and I was pretending to be asleep because I didn’t want Jane to ask me to go on a run with her. We’d been out dancing until 2 a.m. and though at dinner three of us … Continue reading

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Rockin’ at Chicago’s Half Marathon

We did it. Today, Hubby and I ran Chicago’s Rock n’ Roll half marathon. Our feet carried us 13.1 miles or over 230 football fields, or up and down Willis Tower about 16 times or … You get the idea. … Continue reading

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An Exercise in Time Management: Training for My Half Marathon

OK, I admit it. I was wrong. I thought with proper time management Hubby and I could easily train for the half marathon. Clearly I was smoking something. When I told him I was going to do Chicago’s Rock N’ … Continue reading

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A Bump In The Road In My Half-Marathon Training

It kinda feels like someone is repeatedly slashing a razor blade across my shins. They’re shin splints. I’ve got ‘em. And it sucks. I’m training for the Chicago Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon on Aug. 14 and it’s turned into … Continue reading

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Semper Fi: A Marine’s Run

Looking to change up my exercise routine, I ran a race Sunday that honored those in the military. The real honor came at the end when I cheered for Yuyri Zmysly, a man who doctors said could forever be in … Continue reading

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Getting Back On the Running Horse

I didn’t want to do it. The sun was shining, the birds were singing and the iPod was fully loaded. Everything was ripe for good run, but my stankitude. The past few weeks I’ve been running away from running. I … Continue reading

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