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Amy G. Patient Expert

East Bay, California
I spent my teens, 20's and 30's doing unhealthy things to my body and emotions and I've been... Full Bio
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This is different by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I have no idea why I expected Blogger not to change anything during the almost 2 years it's been since I last posted. Bear with me while I figure out the new platform. Ma ... Read on »
Checking in by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Runnergirlknits who? Yeah, I'm still around. Still running, still cross training, still knitting, still whining. Quite a bit of each, actually. I've slowly built my r ... Read on »
Changes and celebrations by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon To celebrate my birthday last year, I ran a marathon . I didn't do as much this year but I was still active enough to not regret the cake I ate for breakfast. My day started ... Read on »
Fuck Cancer! by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I haven't been a member of Team in Training since 2009 when I rode the Solvang Century with the cycling team. The year before I raced The Triathlon at Pacific Grove with ... Read on »
Long run Sunday by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon We're just going to pretend I didn't disappear from this blog for 3 months, 'k? I haven't been running too much lately. A combination of leftover trauma to my lungs from ... Read on »
Almost next year by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I just realized my poor blog is in serious need of updating, but that's not happening right now. This is just catching up. I realized I never posted since I had my foot slic ... Read on »
Tis the (Off) Season: Holey Monday by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I did TOO spell that correctly. No religiousness or faith involved here, just a scalpel and 5 stitches. Back in the fall I developed, almost overnight, a big cyst on the ... Read on »
Mount Desert Island Marathon Race Report by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I loved the Mount Desert Island Marathon . I also disliked the Mount Desert Island Marathon, but simply because I wasn't in prime shape to run a race that had a vertical ... Read on »
If you run a race and don't write about it, does it count? by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I did indeed run the Fox Cities Marathon in Wisconsin, followed by the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in San Jose . I will be writing about FCM where the race was wonderful and ... Read on »
Zombie Runner Vasona Lake Run Half Marathon by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon My 20 mile training run went well. For a long run it was -- long. The weather ended up being great; it never got too hot and the sun didn't even come out until my final ... Read on »
And then he stuck a big needle in it by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I've ramped up my mileage in training for my upcoming marathons. This cycle I've run quite a few 15-16 milers and a couple of 18 milers hoping not to hit a wall at 20. We'll ... Read on »
Hey, look behind you! It's July! by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I've misplaced a month, have any of you seen it? Two months, or even three. One minute I'm enjoying April and the next I realize I'm dating things "August." Zip zip zip and ... Read on »
Oz Marathon Race Report by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Since I began running marathons in 2001 it's been my fond desire to run one on my birthday. Unfortunately marathons on my birthday weekend, assuming my birthday even fell on ... Read on »
Random Friday by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon The sun is out! The sun is out! The sun is out! I'm amazed at how much my life improves when the weather improves. I've always said I was a child of the sun (hello skin c ... Read on »
Race review backlog by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I'm behind, way behind, on my race reviews. I'm blaming it on the weather. Yup, our Junuary cold and rain when it should be bright, sunny and hot, is driving me buggy. I don ... Read on »
Monday, Monday by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I had a lovely non-Judgmental weekend. Saturday morning I met my running buddies at what's become our go-to trail, the Lafayette-Moraga Trail. Sometimes running there feels ... Read on »
Oakland Marathon Race Report by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon A few weeks ago I ran the full Oakland Marathon , a part of the Oakland Running Festival. Well, I ran most of the Oakland Marathon. I hobbled most of the last 6 miles. It wa ... Read on »
Napa Valley Marathon Race Review by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Full disclosure first. The Napa Valley Marathon has a firm 6 hour cutoff. When I registered for the race I was on track for a 5:45 full marathon, easily. It didn't happen. I ... Read on »
Damn the weather, full speed ahead by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I keep telling myself that I'm resigned to the fact that my first running of the Napa Valley Marathon will involve rain, wind, cold and plenty of obscenities. I repeat to my ... Read on »
Why I won't be running Boston by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon For those marathoners who have been hiding in a closet this week and missed the news, the Boston Athletic Association just announced new qualifying standards for their glori ... Read on »