Monthly Archives: February 2011

Inspiration

I’m writing at the end of a very nice evening with old and new friends.  K. and Asa’s chum, T., come over every Monday for dinner while the Texas legislature is in session.  We look forward to their company all … Continue reading

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Setting myself up for success

I don’t want anybody to have a heart attack (especially you Dad), but I actually managed to clean the house a bit today.  Right, we’re not actually talking clean here.  It’s more “not filthy”  after four hours of scrubbing.  But … Continue reading

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Too hot for lettuce!

This is what we’ve been up to today.  Lettuce, beans, carrots, melons, radishes, squash, tomatoes, swiss chard: All planted by my green-thumbed husband.  (So by “we” I mean I was in the house napping while Eliot was working.)  I think … Continue reading

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Sweat tests and wild free time

I went to bed around 9 last night and woke up at 6:30, so apparently I’m still catching up on a bit of sleep.  I read a book on sleep years ago (ah, the good old days when there was … Continue reading

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Oatmeal, diabesity, and sleep

Mark Bittman has an opinion piece in the New York Times about McDonald’s oatmeal. It reveals what you might expect about the ingredients that are in McDonald’s oatmeal  besides oats, but I thought this was particularly good: “Incredibly, the McDonald’s … Continue reading

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Perspective shift and plantar fasciitis video

I had some sleep last night and now I’m feeling all inspired and peppy.  I got up at 4 this morning to run with some road running friends — and their friends — who were running on a new greenbelt … Continue reading

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Under the radar

I got in around 2:30 this morning from Albuquerque, and I was dreading the day, but after a bit of fist shaking at the gods first thing this morning, it’s been okay –thanks to some very good mom friends and … Continue reading

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Steve Jones and good days

My friend Olga sent me a link to this video of Steve Jones in a 10,000 meter race.  It’s awesome and and I wanted to make sure you all had seen it.  Thanks again Olga. I sent the video to … Continue reading

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Racing tumbleweeds

So there’s a bit of altitude here in Albuquerque.  I had the most pitiful run around the Albuquerque Academy campus (above) earlier tonight.  The tumbleweeds were blowing around a lot faster than I was moving. This one in particular. I … Continue reading

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Deicing

It’s 11pm and I’m sitting in the Dallas airport. We just got off the plane that was supposed to take us to Albuquerque because one of the window deicers wasn’t working. This was known before we boarded, while we boarded, … Continue reading

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