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Facing the Hills….

Here's a great guest post from one of my favorite online writing buddies, Eileen Knowles. She's funny, insightful and loves coffee as much as me - how can you NOT like somebody like that? If you’d like to write a guest post for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here: ======================================================== My family and I recently moved from North Carolina to Georgia. It's a coming home sort of move for my husband who was born and raised in North Georgia.  For … [Read more...]

3 Painful Lessons About Practice

Four weeks ago I ran and completed the 2013 Frederick Running Festival Half Marathon - a 13.1 mile jaunt through the highways and byways of Frederick County Maryland. Now mind you, the last time I had run a distance that far was early last summer before the birth of our son. Even though I'm in better shape than I was then - great cholesterol and blood ratios as well as a 31 lbs weight loss - I still had not been training or practicing for the distance. I signed up on a whim after a … [Read more...]

Running for My Life…

I've written several times here about my training and completion of six full marathons over the past three years. The photo insert is my most recent finish from last year. During that time, I've learned a lot about myself through running. Here's a post I wrote about 10 Life Lessons I've Learned From Marathon Training. One of the reasons I love running is because of it's similarities to writing. Both are challenging disciplines that require time, attention and practice. I believe that … [Read more...]