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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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Buzz kill by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I was sitting on my sofa tonight, content and tired from my lovely 4 mile run. I'm trying a newish thing: change at work, walk out the door to the trail, run at least 4 mile ... Read on »
Twenty years later by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon [Note: I wrote this two weeks ago and never realized that I didn't post it. D'oh!] Last Monday was a big milestone for me. It was 20 years to the day that I started a new ... Read on »
First run of Spring by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I realize that technically it isn't Spring. I also realize that it isn't even my first run this week. Today was the first time this year I felt it could be light enough af ... Read on »
Blocked by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Tongue tied. Wordless. Mute. Inarticulate. I've had lots to say lately, but it never looks right when I type it out. It's stilted, jumbled, cold and ends up looking like ... Read on »
Doldrums by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon With the return of the gray, overcast and drippy weather came a return of my S.A.D. I'm not just down in the doldrums, I'm all over the doldrums. Maybe I just like the word: ... Read on »
Where did the time go? by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon For weeks I've had nothing to say, but time to write it up. I'd sit and stare at the screen and try to think of something interesting to relate. Blank. Now I have lots to sh ... Read on »
Less than 4 months to go by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I figured this past weekend was as good a time as any to get serious about training for my next marathon. I've breezed through many a training season in the past but that wa ... Read on »
Thrice by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I was quiet last month, hmmm? As it is, I think I posted as much as I ran. No reasons for either, just excuses that I won't re-babble. Busy and tired but nothing that more a ... Read on »
I didn't think this day would come by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon This past July and August my mom was in the hospital (actually in 3 hospitals). She had been over-medicated and mis-medicated and was suffering deep dementia-related symptom ... Read on »
Is it spring yet? by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Foggy, drizzly, overcast, cold. Come on, if it's going to be ugly outside at least we should be getting some measurable rain so that when it's 100 degrees here in 6 months w ... Read on »
Gratuitous Bear of the New Year by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon About a year ago I decided that I really had to curb my bearaholic tendencies or else Hoarders would come and start an intervention at my house. I told myself I could contin ... Read on »
Looking forward by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon A year ago I was filled with hope and positive thoughts and visions. I hadn't much enjoyed 2008 and was sure 2009 would be a vast improvement. It was not. People look ba ... Read on »
Sunny skies, foggy brain by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I seem to be in my typical holiday mood: cranky, anxious and jittery. Normally the bright sunny days improve my state of mind but today I'd like the thick fog to return so t ... Read on »
Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon Report by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Now that I'm not running as many races it seems to take me forever to write up a report. Now that I'm not running much it seems to take me forever to write anything. My life ... Read on »
"I need to remove a bit more" by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Last week I had my annual appointment with my dermatologist. I've been having yearly full skin checks for about 10 years. Before that, for several years, the skin checks wer ... Read on »
Evolving Melanoma in Situ by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I'm ... speechless. Kids, use sunscreen. Read on »
Bittersweet weekend by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon The news was expected but still painful. Saturday morning while I was at the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas expo picking up my race packet, I received word that our friend Raji had ... Read on »
Let's go for a wun by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Thanksgiving and the weekend following were wonderful. At the last minute I decided that my sis had to come to town so we tracked down some flights and got her out here. We ... Read on »
Giving thanks by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon This past year has been a tough one for me, my family, and many of my friends. Two years ago, then again last year, I posted a list of things for which I'm thankful. Despite t ... Read on »
Running and eating part 2 by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon As happened the previous weekend, this past weekend my 10 mile run turned into an 8 miler. What was supposed to be the great reunion run of 2009 turned into just two of us; An ... Read on »