Monthly Archives: March 2012

Your “Property”

Iberia was running late. When we checked in, our flight from Barcelona to Madrid was already close enough that we had “Short Connection” stickers on our luggage. And now they were running late. We arrived in Madrid with less than … Continue reading

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Pain Cave

I remember seeing the photographer and thinking, “I’m going to try to look good when he takes the picture. Nothing to betray the hurt I’m in right now.” Yeah.

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If You Have to Ask the Price… Canadian Edition

One of the best things about last weekend—and there were so many—was the conversation. Scully let me crash at her cute little house, and we talked. A lot. In fact, I was a bit worried that I was boring her … Continue reading

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All the Way Around the Bay

Sunday, I ran Around the Bay, the 30K race in Hamilton and Burlington, Ontario, that I’ve been writing and worrying about here for many, many months. Let’s just cut to the chase. I ran the 30K in 2:57:18. [1] That’s … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends, Follow-up Edition

Hi, dear readers. The big post about our recent trip to Barcelona is going to need to wait a little bit longer. I’m still a bit jet-lagged, and I’ve just barely started going through the 1,700+ photos from our trip. … Continue reading

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Do One Thing at a Time…

From Tony Schwartz’s Harvard Business Review article “The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time” comes some advice for knowledge workers: 1. Do the most important thing first in the morning, preferably without interruption, for 60 to 90 minutes, … Continue reading

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Santa Maria del Pi

We’re back. It was a great trip, and I have so much to say about it and Barcelona. Right now, though, I’m so tired. It feels like 2:30 AM tomorrow morning, even though it’s not yet 10:00PM in Massachusetts. So … Continue reading

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Wicked Nervous

We’re going to Barcelona tomorrow, and I’m having a wee bit of anxiety. Somehow I feel unprepared. We haven’t even packed yet, I don’t 100% sure how we’re getting from the airport to the hotel. And I don’t know Spanish … Continue reading

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FarmVille image from Best FarmVille Farms blog *snicker*. I have often wished there were a really convenient way to convey to people without diabetes how it takes over parts of your brain life. I think I’ve figured it out: FarmVille. … Continue reading

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Long Run

Yesterday, I did my last long run before I run Around The Bay (ATB) on the 25th. I think I’m as ready as I can be. What a difference a week can make. Last Sunday I headed out to do … Continue reading

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The Hidden Dangers of Having Women at Lap Swim

This Morning, I accidentally swam 2,250 yards instead of 2,000.

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Do any runners with diabetes out there know how to help me with a wee, tiny, almost insignificant problem? I met with my endocrinologist today, who is awesome and was really happy with my spiffy 7.3 A1c. But she was … Continue reading

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Logging for Lent

I’m not Catholic. Well, not anymore. I was once—briefly—but that’s a long story for another time. Nevertheless, I like Lent. A major aspect of Lent is becoming a better person, which doesn’t necessarily mean giving something up. (I did give … Continue reading

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Shuffling Through

Friends, I need you to tell me what music I should listen to next. Here is some context. Since sometime back in January—it seems like forever now—I have been shuffling through the “Four- & Five-Star” playlist on my iPod. [1] … Continue reading

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