The Authentic Eclectic

Life is a Marathon, Whether You Run Or Not

Every mile is a metaphor

I run.

I’ve run nearly 20 marathons and countless half-marathons. Pre-lockdown, I was running three half-marathons and one full (26.2 mile) marathon a year, dragging my whole family to races all over the state of California. Just ask Jessie.



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Barbara Andres

Barbara Andres


Muddling through, one story at a time. Grab a cup of tea, pull up a chair, and let’s get curious together.