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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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Happy Birthday, Middle-of-the-Pack Girl, you’re two years old today by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Photo by Sakura Mutsuki, from flickr.com Even though it’s April Fool’s Day, it’s really not a joke, today my blog is two years old. Wow.I wish I could say someth ... Read on »
A lot can happen in three weeks by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running How can you not love this face? Wow, it has been a while since I posted on here. And it’s been a while since I’ve been in the mood to be on Twitter a lot. I go ... Read on »
Claddagh 4 Miler, race report, a PR (yes!) and in shorts!! by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I GOT TO WEAR SHORTS TODAY! I GOT TO WEAR SHORTS TODAY! For some of you, this may not seem like a big deal, but to a girl who’s been wearing three layers on top and someti ... 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 »
Wild Rover Race Series, #1 (Frozen Shamrock), race report, a PR! by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today began the first of three races in the Wild Rover Series. They’re run 3 weeks in succession, and the distance increases every week. Week 1= 3 miles. Week 2 = 4 mile ... Read on »
My brother, the running coach, and inspiration for me by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Jim at the Philly Marathon finish, a Boston Qualifier again! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, odds are you’ve heard me talk (write) about my brother i ... Read on »
Imagine running across the country by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running About a week or two ago, I worked out for three days in a row. On the final and third day, my legs just felt like lead. Running just three and a half miles (or two loops ... Read on »
“Run Forrest Run!” sessions still ongoing, even through the stench by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Photo by Ben Sutherland, from flickr.com Because I’ve not blogged about it (or anything else for that matter for most of January), you may have wondered if I was ... 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 »
How do northerners run in the cold? by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I get asked this a lot from people in southern climates: ”how do you do it in such cold weather?!” They think they could never do it. Butthey couldthey just need to wear ... Read on »
Bradford’s Valentine 6k Road Race Report by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Several people may have just fallen over onto the floorin shock. “What? She’s posted twice in three days?! Say it ain’t so!” I’ve got news for youkidsI’ve even got ideas ... Read on »
No, I’m not dead by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running You may wonderthoughsometimesI’m surewhen I go for more than a week without posting. I’ve had a lot of teaching to do at workand have been sick. But I think I’m getting ... Read on »
I felt great before 7 a.m. (Forrest Gump Anonymous, #5) by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I couldn’t resist posting these photos of Ruthie.  I put a few of them on Twitter, but I know not everyone is on there, so I hope it’s ok to also post them here.  She ... Read on »
Hate the word “long” in long run by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Of course it’s all relative.  What seems “long” to me now is probably like a short walk in the park for a lot of others.  Other runners, that is.  Last week, I had lun ... Read on »
Forrest Gumping it on your own really sucks! (Session 4) by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I can’t make it to Forrest Gumps Anonymous, as my husband calls it, or indoor track, as I call it, tonight.  I have a board meeting to attend to, for which I am the Re ... Read on »
Trying to get back some of my mental toughness? by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Or is it discipline I’m trying to get back? I’m not sure. (Warning: I’m feeling a little undecided about things right now.) Up until last August, if I had a run pl ... 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 »
Forrest Gump Anonymous, Sessions 2 and 3 by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My husband asked me tonight if I was Forrest. Of course I was! I realized I neglected to say anything about our last workout. For those of you who don’t have track ... Read on »
Thinking about moving forward by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Snowy January morning (that blob is a light-up polar bear) In case you’re not on Twitter the picture above is what my front yard looked like this morning when ... Read on »
Lowell 1st Run 10K Race Report by Terri O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Before I get to the race report, I just wanted to say how grateful I am for my life.  I just got home from taking Ruthie for a walk.  It’s 24 degrees out with 20 mph w ... Read on »