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Audrey Watters

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On the Subreddit r/running, you'll often find people lamenting how slow they've gotten as they've gotten old. (And "old," more often than not, is 30 or so.) "How can I stay motivated to run," they whimper, "when my personal records are all behind me?" Others then typically suggest trail running...

Saturday morning was the kickoff for the 2023 spring marathon training with the Lake Merritt Joggers and Striders, a local running group that I've joined. I'm planning to run my first half marathon this spring, not the full 26.2 miles of a marathon, my god no, and while the training...

We're old. We have a fairly well-established routine. We're up at 5am to walk around Lake Merritt every weekday. Kin is at his desk by 7am. Me, around 7, I run or do physical therapy, except on Thursdays when I head to the gym. (I also go to the gym...

I ran my first trail race on Saturday — an 8K at Lake Chabot — alongside the students with RBO. I've been fairly nervous about this one: it's the longest distance I've raced, and the weather forecast was sketchy. Rain is so needed here in California, but not really what...

I didn't write anything here last week. I'll be honest: I struggled to think of what had happened over the previous seven days that was good. It's not that things were bad. Rather things were just... I don't know… they just were. I'd trudged through the tasks on the To...

Although it's a nice reprieve when the summer heatwave breaks, it's always a bit daunting when the days get shorter and shorter. We notice it on our morning walks. We're up at 5am, and in the summer, the sun is already starting to come up when we make our way...

Typically, I write my weekly reflection on a Monday, but we were traveling yesterday, so I'm writing it today. And typically, I keep a running list of "what's good," so that I don't have to sit and stew and think back over the past week. I know "what's good" because...

So, what's good? Wide shoes are good. I have never worn wide shoes before, but with all the running I've been doing (and I guess, all the aging), I've found that my pinky toe is getting sore. So I ordered some wide shoes, and yeah. Wow. OK. Time to give...

Yesterday, Kin and I planned to visit the Camron-Stanford House for the final day of its home automation exhibit. I'd tried to buy tickets online, but I couldn't get the website to work. And when we showed up at the museum, it was closed. I'm not sure if no one...

I'm a day late posting my weekly reflection because you know what's good? Convincing Kin to take a four-day weekend. We went on RV trip number 2 this past weekend, driving up to Humboldt County for three nights. It was a wonderful getaway. There are so many hikes to do...