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About stillarunner

I used to run. Some days, I even ran fast. Then I got a job. And met a boy. And bought a house. And rescued a dog. And rescued another dog. And went back to school. And created human life. I might not run every day, or even every week. There’s a good possibility that I will never be fast again. But I’m still a runner.

A Lazy Lament

Parenting During the Work Week By Every Working Parent Ever I get home from work at about 5:30 PM.  Mike, having just put Libby down for a short late-afternoon nap, is taking his first deep breath since picking the baby up on … Continue reading

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Instant Running Street Cred

In contrast to my previous post on how to instantly lose credibility as a runner, below is a guaranteed method of gaining instant credibility in the Kansas City running community. Wear a Hospital Hill shirt. It doesn’t matter how short of a … Continue reading

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Running Lesson #1

A facebook friend posted this link and I can’t help but pass it on. Paul Ryan Has Not Run Sub-3:00 Marathon All political opinions aside, I love that this perfectly illustrates the nature of runners.  You tell us that you … Continue reading

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Returning to Work

When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead.  True story. -Barney Stinson, How I Met Your Mother Tomorrow is the big day.  After 8.5 weeks at home with Libby, I am returning to the workforce. When … Continue reading

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation: 2012 Edition

This is just how I envisioned my summer.  Lounging on the deck, sipping a Fresca while Libby napped in the shade. This didn’t happen for several reasons: 1. It took us the entire summer to figure this whole parenting thing … Continue reading

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