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Terri O. Patient Expert

California
I've been running for three years, and I ran a marathon for charity (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society) in 2008. Right now, I prefer the shorter distances and am working on speed by attending track sessions once a week with the Merrimack Valley Striders. My favorite "longer" distance is the... Full Bio
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Finally freaked out my crazy running brother, my job here is done! by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I did it, FINALLY. Didn’t think I could possibly freak out a guy who runs 100 mile races , injuring himself halfway and continuing to run on for 60 more miles.  [He's sig ... Read on »
I guess it is all relative by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Things that change depending on your viewpoint (just like this photo, it could be from early morning or early evening): Thinking you’re fast or slow, compare ... Read on »
How to be a Plank God or Goddess Wanna-Be by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Before I get into the actual post, I just have to SHOUT about three things: My bro (read his blog on Coaching, Training and Motivation ) just ran at an indoor trac ... Read on »
Jumping up and down, jumping up and down, An Ras Mor 5K Race Report by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running An Ras Mor logo of Somerville Road Runners (go black and yellow!!) Right now, I know that regular readers of my blog (I know of a few out there, thank you!) are pr ... Read on »
One of those good days / indoor climbing was awesome! by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today is one of those days in Boston that we wait for all winter, and remind ourselves will eventually return, even as we are in the kung-fu death grip of one storm after ... Read on »
I guess when you are happy, it really does show by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sorry to start off a blog post with a cliche, but it’s an accurate way to describe me over the past few weeks, or last couple of months. Anyway, I am happy nowadays. Yes, ... Read on »
New Challenges? Overcoming Fears? by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My brother recently wrote a really good post about conquering fears.  Even though he was relating it to running, it really could apply to so much in life. Please read it ... Read on »
Making room for improvements in races and in life by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Castle Island, South Boston, Autumn 2010. Loved the blue tones of the sky and water. I remember our great plan for picking my brother out of the crowd the first ti ... Read on »
Making it through the winter by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Chestnut Hill Reservoir, with sun glare, even!! I’m writing today just because I feel like it.  The pics I’m posting are to show why I love living where I live rig ... Read on »
It is what it is: turning negative associations into positive ones, & oh yeah, some topless... by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This post is actually two posts in one, which is why the title is so freaking long! The second post was promised to @mickdo100 on Twitter .  He’s been very good to me, and ... Read on »
The sky is falling! The sky is falling! by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running   Chestnut Hill Reservoir after way too much snow. John Hancock and Prudential Towers are off in the distance. Oh My God, Terri’s posting again! Fo ... Read on »
Moving forward, onward and upward by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I know, everyone. Don’t faint. Yes, I’m posting again.  I have been meaning to post for some time, but work has been extremely busy. And, to be honest, until a little whil ... Read on »
Brighton Volvo Thanksgiving 5K Race Report by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Image from Boston Volvo 5K race website I’ve had this post written, but as usual, I’ve been disorganized and not actually published it! As is our custom for th ... Read on »
Thank you by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I hope that the way I say this won’t sound trite, and comes through in the way I truly mean it. After my last post, all I can say is thank you. So many of you left support ... Read on »
My new “normal” by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sorry to be absent so long, folks.  I realized earlier this week it’d been almost a month since I last posted. I’ve debated writing this post for a long time, but have ... Read on »
Tufts 10K Race Report: Oh My God, I Am Flying! by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running By “Flying,”  I mean I’m on a total high after today’s race.  All I can say is, I pushed. I really, really pushed myself on this one. And, what I’m most happiest abo ... Read on »
Running with the Boys, or, Race Report: Cops for Kids with Cancer 5K Road Race by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I started writing this post last week and with this week’s craziness at work, never got it completed, so here goes nothing: So many titles I could go with for this rac ... Read on »
One week, one distance, two races, two PRs!! by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sunset over skyline of Boston, view from Castle Island in "Southie" (or South Boston, from those not from around here) Yep, been a busy week of racing for me. Af ... Read on »
Leaning on friends, trying to pay it forward by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I realized the other day I’ve not posted in a few weeks. We are starting to get into the busy season at work, and for once, I’m glad for this time to come. It’ll keep my m ... Read on »
Family Time: Always Too Short by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Reservoir at night, loved the colors and way the clouds looked on Saturday My friend Sarah came over on Saturday to hang out, and help me put things together. (S ... Read on »