05 February

Kentucky Derby!

                              Marrying a man who grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, I had some catching up to do. The time came to “do Derby right.” We splurged on a couple of pricier tickets to both Oaks and Derby Days, and got decked…

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05 February

Midwest Roadtrip: Pre-derby

Reveling in post-epic-run bliss, Kevin and I jetted straight from Florida up to Louisville, Kentucky, to hang out with friends and family, and – of course – “do” the Kentucky Derby. Basically, this post-run bliss involved a whole lot of consumption and laziness. We road tripped up to Ohio, Indiana, and through Chicago to Racine,…

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17 May

Run In the Sun: Looking Back

A post-run article I wrote has been published on the Panama Jack Blog! I think you’ll like it. It discusses the nitty gritty of blister pain, crisp ocean air, discovering my abs, and savoring my thigh fat. Read it here!

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01 May

While we were in Florida…

Look at what this hooligan has been up to with his super fun dog sitter, Erik!

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29 April

Post-Run Bliss

First, let’s start with a bit of reminiscing, via a video I made by which the Cakeholes will be enjoying looking back on this journey. It’s about 4.5-minutes long – enjoy!   Moving on, the day after the run, I was still limping somewhat severely all day and reveling in the fact that my limp…

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20 April

Run In The Sun: Day 20 – FINISHED!!

Day 20: 31.5 miles Astor to Ormond Beach (just north of Daytona Beach) It has been a long journey in so many ways within the parameters of three short weeks. Before getting started this morning, Kevin and I paused for a hug and a roadside prayer. Given that, at some point every single day, we…

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19 April

Run In The Sun: Day 19

Day 19: 34.6 miles Silver Springs to Astor “Run in the sun…” more like run in the clouds! Yesterday we didn’t see the sun once, and today I think I saw my shadow for only a generous guess of  10 or 15 minutes. Kinda weird. But, again, since we expected inland Florida to be stiflingly…

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18 April

Run In The Sun: Day 18

Day 18: 30 miles Williston to Silver Springs (outside Ocala) To finish the story of last night’s adventure. Kevin and I wandered through unaccommodating Williston, Florida. The Police dispatcher said “no” to the city park and gave us the phone number to an out-of-business RV campground. We wandered down side streets to see about tucked…

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17 April

Run In The Sun: Day 17

Day 17: 27.4… so far Chiefland to Williston I usually write the blog update from the comfort of a hotel bed. Today I write from a McDonald’s in Williston, as I shiver and awkwardly put my feet up on the booth seat. Skin is clammy, with little hope in sight for the night. Williston may…

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16 April

Run In The Sun: Day 16

Day 16: 20.4 miles Cross City to Chiefland Given that we arrived at our hotel just before 10pm last night, we let ourselves sleep in this morning. It was glorious, and followed by a wonderful breakfast at the next-door diner. I proceeded to spend about half an hour tending the new blisters on my feet…

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