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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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Running and eating by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I've been doing too little of one and too much of the other. Care to guess which is which? Alrighty, then! I managed to go almost 2 weeks with close to no running, no cro ... Read on »
Visit from a friend by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Last weekend my one remaining friend from my college days came to visit. Although we had met a couple of times in the past few years (once in Monterey and once at her home in ... Read on »
Moving and moving on by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon This summer my family was told by several doctors, in many specialties, that my mom would never recover from her hospital-caused mistaken over-drugging that led to psychosis a ... Read on »
Nike Womens' Marathon Half 2009 Report by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Another day, another race report ... 2009 charm in upper left This is going to be easy because mostly I can say "see last year" or "see the year before" about -- w ... Read on »
Late review: Chicago Marathon 2009 by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Yes, I do {heart} Chicago! If a blogger runs a race and doesn't write about it, does that mean she didn't run? Way back in February I had grandiose plans for the ... Read on »
... and by the way by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I finished the Chicago Marathon, I really did. I just haven't gotten around to writing about it (although I will, soon). The short version is that I had a good day. I was most ... Read on »
Are we there yet? by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Tick tick tick tick. I'm ready to go, set to run, eager to get the hellouttahere. Counting down the days to leaving: 4. Counting down the days to the marathon: 6. Counting dow ... Read on »
LIVESTRONG Day - Spread the Word by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon An Open Email from Lance Armstrong: I had a pre-existing condition Today is LIVE STRONG Day. Thirteen years ago today, my doctor tol ... Read on »
A marathon, a half marathon and an ... ultra? by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Counting down the days (12!) until the Chicago Marathon. Run that, then count down the days to the Nike Women's Half Marathon a week later. Run that, then count down the days ... Read on »
Have a nice trip; see you in the fall by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I had very high hopes for our last long training run before Chicago Marathon. Although our 18 miler was hard because of adverse weather conditions, our 20 miler went great des ... Read on »
I fought the lemon tree and the lemon tree won by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon In the past I've written about my craptastic gardeners. A typical mow-and-blow company, once in a while they'll get bored and try to pretend they know something about plants. ... Read on »
Running and enjoying it again by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Last year I didn't know if I'd ever be able to run again, let alone run any distances. First the knee injury, then the back injury, then the depression and the ulcer and the r ... Read on »
The high cost of being sick by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon In the middle of all this hoohaw about health care and the debate about coverage and the yelling and lies and insinuations and "death panels" and "patriots" toting guns outsi ... Read on »
Happy National Teddy Bear Day! by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I had no idea that there was a special day celebrating teddy bears. It's not an official government holiday (... yet!) but since I've seen it in a couple of places, I'll join ... Read on »
Sitting at home watching the trees grow by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon This would more properly be entitled "Sitting at home watching the plumbing rot." Finally the drips went a-gusher and I had to call in the professionals. The quite expensive p ... Read on »
Places to go, things to do by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon My plate was full this weekend. So full that I managed to accomplish only a teensy portion of the things that needed to be done. There was so much I wanted to do that I felt l ... Read on »
It's getting easier by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Last year was a mostly non-running year for me. Yes, I managed to run 10k during the triathlon, but that was it. The next race I attempted was a dismal failure because I hadn' ... Read on »
Training continues by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon On Saturday we ran 18 miles on the Alameda Creek Trail. Bree, Anita and I showed up to run at 6:30 am, hoping to beat the heat. We did that, but we couldn't beat the smoke fro ... Read on »
More of the same again by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Somehow last week slipped away without my noticing it. Another week of not enough exercise, not enough sleep and mom still in the hospital. My Saturday planned run of 17-18 mi ... Read on »
More of the same by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Things with mom aren't improving at all. She's still in County, still being tied to the bed at times, still being drugged senseless medicated, still delusional and confused an ... Read on »