Tag Archives: Rugged Maniac

Best Shots

{Celebrate your courage. Send me a postcard.} Closeup of a beehive #DPSBEST2012 Every picture tells a story I love the photos that capture a story I am trying to tell. Here are some of my favorite photos from 2012. The … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Mud: My Rugged Maniac Race Report

The Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race AKA Mud, Mud, Hills, and Mud Crawling in mud on my hands and knees while ducking under barbed wire on a chilly Massachusetts morning isn’t usually my idea of fun, but it turned out … Continue reading

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How to Train for a Race Like It’s a Video Game

  I have made some progress since I set out in May to train for the Rugged Maniac, but I have had a variety of setbacks too — injuries, accidents, heat waves, traveling, being barely able to walk after Mount … Continue reading

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Bumps Along the Path to the Rugged Maniac

Update: My Rugged Maniac race report A woman who is more rugged than I am (Photo by Bob Jagendorf) And you know that you’re over the hill When your mind makes a promise that your body can’t fill — “Old … Continue reading

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The Off the Beaten Path (and Couch) Playlist

Quick: What’s the first thing you should do to start training for the Rugged Maniac? A) Get a new pair of running shoes. B) Stretch. C) Hit the pavement. D) Make a new playlist. Once the correct answer, D, was … Continue reading

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I am not rugged…

… nor am I a maniac. But I better become one soon! Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race I needed a new challenge, so when this opportunity came along, I signed up. I have a lot of time to prepare, but … Continue reading

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