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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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Random awesomeness from 32North by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am so far behind on posting, it’s not even funny. A few weeks ago, I got an unexpected, but very nice message on Facebook from someone with a company called 32Nort ... Read on »
Rules for living, according to Ruthie by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Ah Dad, not this again?! (Sigh. Ok.) Ruthie seems to be a big hit whenever I post pictures of her here or on Twitter, so I thought her fans might enjoy reading s ... Read on »
Runner’s Anonymous Track Workout, #6 by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Before I mention anything about track, Bill asked me today if I’d ever seen this video on YouTube about these Brits who chase a roll of cheese down a hill.  Now I ask yo ... Read on »
Running for the joy of it lately (and with Ruthie!) by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Not much blogging lately. Sorry. Trying to find a balance between crazy-busy work (but busy in a mostly good way), freelance work, time with Bill and the animals, and ru ... Read on »
Running is so mental, bad news for a wackadoodle by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Cliffs at Gay Head, Martha's Vineyard And a wackadoodle is what I have definitely been the last few days.  Moods up and down, feeling insecure, then confident an ... 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 »
Second long run in 5 days/great 5-mile run by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I had a great run on Thursday, the kind of run that runners run for. The kind during which you feel strong, and that you can run forever. Good conditions, cloudy, and co ... Read on »
Set myself a new PR for 4.5 miles, and “tried” to do our speed workout by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running another view of Arlington Natl' Cemetery (shot with my cell phone) Yesterday was a very nice run. I onlyhad to be in to work by 10, so I woke up at 5:30, got mys ... Read on »
Settling in, trying to return to my blog’s tagline by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The last few days have been quite hectic, to say the least. I moved on Sunday, and have been busy unpacking and trying to organize things over the last few days. At times ... Read on »
Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K, Slip & Fall Race Report by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This is definitely the boldest of the bunch. Think it's a boy, but haven't been able to get close enough to verify. A few weeks since I blogged. Hmm, that’s be ... Read on »
Snow running and loving it by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We got our second snowstorm of the year – but personally I didn’t really count the first one. And even this one, while it created tons of havoc, didn’t leave a ton of sn ... Read on »
So much, so little time! by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So much to do/mention, so little time! I’ve got to get to bed so I can get up around 4 a.m., but here’s the gist: Work: guess I can mention this now – I am going to ... Read on »
So now what do I do on Monday and Tuesday nights? by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running "24" image by John Griffiths, via flickr.com Or, should I say, the mornings after, when I used to watch 24 and Lost on DVR?!  Really.  You guys out there who are ... Read on »
Some days I should just go back to bed by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This is one of them. I’m out there for my run this morning, in the cold darkness of pre-pre-dawn, thinking everything is going well and thankful that I have a doctor’s ... Read on »
Some days it’s hard to be a Gump by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running run forrest run, photo by boo_licious, on flickr.com In the interest of full disclosure, I wrote this post last week but didn’t get to post it, so I’ll write ove ... Read on »
Spread a little sunshine, and give me suggestions for music! Please! by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running   Anne, of the world famous blog, Run-DMZ , bestowed a bit of sunshine on me recently, and I’d like to pay it forward to some other peeps out there. Actually, I’d like ... Read on »
Such a weird, weird day. by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So good, then so BAD and then so good again. The Good (early):   By 6:40 a.m., I had run 5 miles in 46 minutes. A PR for me, but it is one of my flatter routes.  I wa ... 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 »
The Endurolyte Pusher is back (or, spring track workout #2) by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yep, I’m back, didn’t expect it to be so soon in the season, but I’m back. Those of you who read me last summer know of my love for these magical little white pills made ... Read on »
The guy from Scotland made me do it by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I got into work today and one of my colleagues (who is a beginning runner himself, I am glad and proud to say) asked me if I’d run today. He knows I’m a die-hard, I gues ... Read on »