Category Archives: Running

Throwback Thursday Title IX Sports: Best. Thing. Ever.

In 1973 I sweated more over a broken fingernail than I ever did in gym class. I didn’t know Title IX sports from squat. So don’t ask me why I showed up at the organizational meeting for my high school’s very first girls track team. … Continue reading

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Exercise: Cleaning House versus Running

Exercise is alive and well at my house. It took me 5 hours and 15 minutes to dust, vacuum and scrub 6 rooms, 3 flights of stairs and 2 1/2 bathrooms. Do I win a medal for shiniest surfaces? Based on … Continue reading

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Operation ReLoSouth: The Landings on Skidaway Island, Georgia

My husband Mike and I have been on the hunt — “Operation ReloSouth” — for the perfect retirement location. We want to live in a less-expensive, more relaxed area of the country near water. With better weather (no snow) than what … Continue reading

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Color Run 5K: I Got My Rainbow On!

My daughter Tory, her boyfriend Hector, my husband Mike and I participated in the New Jersey Color Run at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ. With 9,996 other people! We newbies thought it was a well-run, easy peasy blast of pure … Continue reading

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Finding My Rhythm, South Carolina Style

Darlene’s South Carolina Schedule*: 7:30am Wake Up 8:30am Run 9:30am Sun 1:30pm Fun *Subject to change without notice Yes, I’ve found a rhythm of sorts here in South Carolina. I wake up earlier, often without an alarm jangling in my … Continue reading

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Epic Back Spasms: The Comeback Kid

On September 29th my back seized up tighter than a rusted lug nut on a ’67 Chevy. I howled at the unexpected and totally unfamiliar pain because — unlike a classic Chevy — my body isn’t made of metal and … Continue reading

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Sweating…Enough Is Enough Already

After a 40-minute run I am drenched in sweat; one look at me and you’d think that I just walked out of a swimming pool, albeit clothed in workout gear instead of a swimsuit.  Run next to me and you … Continue reading

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Pain. Enough to Make Me Shriek

On Saturday, I was running a 5K training run when a muscle in my lower left back clenched. And stayed there. Pain. It’s nasty. Sitting wasn’t nice and neither was lying down. Standing was tolerable. So I stood. On Sunday, … Continue reading

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New Workout for Me: Yoga Videos on Gaiam TV

I’ve lost almost 35 pounds so far this year. And now I’m looking to become more physically fit. Yes, I run, but I want to change up my workouts; running is hard on my joints so I can’t run every … Continue reading

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Key West: Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Last night my husband Mike and I ate at the Westin’s Latitudes, a terrific restaurant on its own private island. We caught the Sunset Key launch at 6:15 so we would have plenty of time to settle in and watch … Continue reading

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