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Wendy Rivard (Taking the Long Way Home)
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Runfessions: January
I can hardly believe it's the end of January, but yep, there it is! And just in time for Runfessions. I've been saving them up and I have a few...nothing too earthshattering, which in my book is a good thing! Pull up a chair and have an anti-inflammatory sm...

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It's my Blogaversary!!!!
Taking the Long Way Home is 3 years old! Today's Tuesday's on the Run topic is "how different are you since you started blogging?" and since it really is my Blogaversary, I thought it might fun to take a look back at the blog and how far I've come! Some 3 y...

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Winterlude
I wear my winter miles like a badge of honor. Snow? I'm out there. Polar vortex? The cold never bothered me anyways. Ice kind of scares me--I had an encounter with black ice this week that scared the cr*p out of me. But overall, I'm outside, putting in the ...

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Book Review: The Endurance Diet by Matt Fitzgerald
How many of us runners struggle with nutrition? I know I do. Over the years, I've made adjustments in my diet based on experiences--good and bad--while training for endurance events. I think I've found what works for me, but could I be doing things differen...

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Staying Upright While Running on the Ice
Yesterday, I had one of those runs. Of course, this post isn't actually about the run. Because running gives us so much more than just a run. You know that run. This was a good one. My pacing was on point, my effort was easy, and I felt like I could go fore...

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Be Careful What You Wish For...
This week was full of ups and downs for me, emotionally. The newness of being diagnosed with RA has worn off, and frustration with still having symptoms is settling in. I was really optimistic when I started on my medications--hoping that I'd be symptom-fre...

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Kicking that Bucket List: 5 Races I'd Love to Run
Did you know that I ran the Big Sur Marathon last year? If you don't, you've not been following me. I hardly ever miss a chance to mention that I fulfilled a dream when I crossed that finish line! But today's Friday Five 2.0 topic got me thinking. What's le...

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Why Run if You Hate to Run?
I receive fitness and running articles from the New York Times on a regular basis. Recently this article by Jen Miller appeared in my inbox: What if I Hate Running? This struck me as kind of odd. Why would you run if you hated running? Why does this article...

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Frost on My Running Shoes
 It's been a cold one here at the old TTLWH headquarters. Every morning, I vowed to run on my old ancient treadmill, but once I saw the sun starting to rise, I bundled up and headed outside into the polar vortex for my runs.  Every damn time this week. Beca...

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Coffee Talk
I'm starting off the new year with a new coffee cup, thanks to Shutterfly and my #holottafun memories. This mug puts a smile on my face with every sip of coffee. Do you have a favorite mug? What kind of coffee do you like? Cream and sugar? Or straight up bl...
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