Category Archives: Running

To run or race the Monte Sano 15K

This running thing is getting more and more fun. For now, I just consider these runs “events,” not necessarily races. The only person I am truly competing against at this point is myself. Take Saturday’s Monte Sano 15K, for instance. … Continue reading

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Life on the hill

Before we moved to our new home in June, I lived on a flat street. I ran on flat streets too. Sure, there were hills all around me, but I intentionally avoided them, the real ones, anyway. That is why … Continue reading

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Full, but fabulous

Most Saturdays at the Petersen house are limited to a single activity or two. After all, it’s our big day to clean, and if we are lucky, we can sneak in a nap. (We are rarely that lucky.) Today, however, … Continue reading

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A race worth running

Mentally, I am alert. Emotionally, I am elated. Spiritually, I am rich. Physically, I am drained. This mix of emotions follows the 2012 Lady’s Speed Stick Women’s Half Marathon in Nashville Saturday morning. I beat my 2011 Huntsville Half Marathon … Continue reading

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You can’t get sick now

This training thing was going great! For the first time, I am following a tried and true program, which is guiding me through long Saturday runs, cross-training Sundays and shorter runs during the week, not to mention glorious rest days. … Continue reading

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Mission accomplished: Tackling the 8-mile run

My training has remained steady as I work toward the Women’s Half Marathon in Nashville next month. This despite a crazy summer that included moving my family to another home and then moving my mother from her Minneapolis apartment to … Continue reading

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Wholehearted training for Women’s half marathon

When I lace up for the Women’s Half Marathon in Nashville September 22, I plan on being ready. It’ll be my second half overall, but the first one for which I am properly trained. Two weeks ago I started following Hal … Continue reading

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