Category Archives: Health

Over 45 and pregnant? Oh, what have I done? By Christine Motta Faria

Over 45 and pregnant? Oh, what have I done? I was sitting in the doctor’s office. Waiting for the results of the pregnancy test. Did you catch it … my most recent race entry put me in the 45-49 year-old bracket.   I … Continue reading

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The Garden of Good and Evil (and murder, plant pimping, and alien bugs) – by Christine Motta Faria

The Garden of Good and Evil (and murder, plant pimping and alien bugs) Just how hard is it to grow zucchini? Isn’t it normally the veggie you can’t eat one more of by mid-season; even your neighbors avoid your knock … Continue reading

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The Utter Aloneness of Infertility – By Christine Motta Faria

It’s been so long now, I can’t remember most of the drugs, the procedures, and even why I wanted to have a baby so badly. It took awhile, but I don’t cringe anymore when every conversation with a new acquaintance … Continue reading

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Shut up and race Danica or stop with the pity party – by Christine Faria

Shut up and race Danica … or stop with the pity party  I felt sorry for myself this morning. But I only allowed myself a short pity party. The thought of the folks injured at the Boston Marathon has really bothered me. I think … Continue reading

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Winter storm or terrorist attack? Minimum preparedness for somewhat responsible adults by Christine Motta Faria

Winter storm or terrorist attack? Minimum preparedness for somewhat responsible adults I was starving when I remembered the earthquake stash in my car … The granola bars were bricks, the peanuts rancid and four years expired. Okay, I wasn’t exactly … Continue reading

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Timeless Wisdom from the Little River Band

Timeless Wisdom from the Little River Band We ran through the mud, our red tutus flouncing …  when I saw him struggling down the trail.     We were about ¾ of the way done with the 10K, heading down the ravine, … Continue reading

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Why Running is a LOT like Sex

Why running … is a LOT like Sex After being together for 24 years, I can tell you that getting lovey with my husband doesn’t happen quite as often as it did when we met back in the big hair … Continue reading

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