On the Run

I’m officially a race junkie. I actually had to talk myself out of signing up for a half marathon that’s taking place on May 5th because I’m already running a 10k on May 19th. The only other races I’m signed up for after that 10k are both half marathons in 2014, so I can wait […]

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Fail Better

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. Enough. As of last week on Sunday, I had raised a whopping total of $330 for Camp Kesem, the charity I set out to raise $2000 for. I wrote the previous blog post, emailed its text to a targeted list of friends, and […]

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Why I Run

As you know, I’ve been training for the LA Marathon since October 2012. One of my motivating factors has been a charity project a friend told me about, Camp Kesem, which provides children whose parents have cancer or who have lost a parent to cancer with an opportunity to participate in summer camp with others who have […]

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The Finish Line

On the 10th of February, I ran my second 10K. As I mentioned back in early January, my goal for this 10K was to beat a one-hour finishing time. In January, I had completed both an 18-mile and a 20-mile run with my training group, the LA Leggers, and so I was feeling pretty good. […]

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Motorcycle

No, I’m not buying one. (Yet) I’m just marking the 5-year anniversary since I let one put me in the hospital for 5 days, and then out of my head for another 2 months. What a trip that was!

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Anniversary

It’s been a year, but it feels like just yesterday. We miss you, Mom.

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Resolution

Maybe it’s a function of all the unmet goals I’ve written about here on JavaJunkee.com in the past, but I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. So I’m not making any. What I will do, though, is just mention some of the things I made progress on in 2012 and agree that, yes, […]

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The Long Run

I’ve talked on here before about getting going with a running plan, but my consistency in some of those attempts has left a bit to be desired. I end up cutting back from 3 runs in a week to 2, and soon there’s no running at all. I got started on that “Couch to 5K” […]

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You Can’t Go Home Again

Today we will do our best to sell Mom’s house by way of a real estate auction. The house will have been in our family for nearly 30 years, and I believe I can speak for all of my siblings when I say it’s very sad to see it go. The unfortunate reality, though, is […]

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Home

We did an estate sale at Mom’s house in mid-September, around the same time that she was initially diagnosed with breast cancer last year. These are just some of the things that were left over after a very successful 4-day sale.We are very happy with the sale and everything worked out perfectly.We used sedonalakes.com pearland […]

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