Tag Archive: fitness

Dec 08 2015

What’s the deadline for learning to love something?

Some time during the past few weeks marked my 2nd anniversary as a runner. And by “runner”, I mean somebody who runs regularly (and slowly) as part of a fitness routine … not someone who logs masses amounts of miles/kilometers for speed in competitive events or even “fun runs.” And that’s probably the major reason I completely …

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Apr 02 2015

Not so tough after all


After taking a well-earned break from training following my first-ever 10k race last summer, I found myself having a hard time getting back into the swing of things. At this point in my life I know myself pretty well, and  though I wasn’t happy about it, I could easily accept the fact that having a specific …

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Jan 26 2015

2015 MalmöMilen = no longer “optional”


Last summer I ran my very first (and only) 10K race. And I’m using the term “race”  very loosely here. For me, the only race involved was against the event crew responsible for disassembling the finish line timing system. I had been challenged to run it the summer before by my friend and then soon-to-be …

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Mar 15 2014

Meet Coach Bad-@$$, Movie Star


There is a quite a bit of curiosity among some of my American friends and family about my MalmöMilen 2014 mentor and Team Sopherocious namesake, Sophie, AKA “Coach Bad-@$$.” Just who is this woman who has managed to inspire the heretofore Runs-Only-When-Being-Chased Shazzer to actually commit to completing a 10k race, they wonder? Most of my …

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Jul 13 2013

The Pied Piper of Gym Rats


It seems my new accountability ritual for staying on track with the fitness goals connected to my crazy 2014 MalmöMilen 10K Race commitment is having something of a domino-effect. I started posting my (near-) daily work-out activities to both my Twitter feed and Facebook timeline at the beginning of this month: Twitter for my fellow …

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