Chasing a 5k PR

I have chased the same goal for 14 years. If this goal was a person, she would be a high school freshman. I was high school freshman when I set this goal. This goal isn’t lofty, I’m not trying to defeat a dark wizard or destroy a planet killer...

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A New Training Contract

In light of my most recent running exploits (or lack thereof), I just wanted to write down some terms for my next training cycle. The more I write down/the more everyone sees this, the more accountable I will have to be!! Right?? Right!...

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Nonexistent Race Recap

Nonexistent Race Recap

I know the title of this post is misleading. There was no race called the Nonexistent Race. This isn’t an actual race recap– rather this is a recap of why I didn’t run the New Jersey Marathon. If you had asked me in January...

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My Cure

My Cure

There’s something in the rhythm of running that just seems to soothe me. Ask any runner; the only thing that really calms me down after a hard or stressful day is a nice, long, solo run. I’ve started running without my watch...

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Reflecting on age group awards

Reflecting on age group awards

At first I did a happy dance. Then I double checked the results. Then I looked them up on my phone’s web browser, just to be sure. See, I don’t normally win an age group award at a race, so this is rare territory. But there it was...

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My first 26.2

My first 26.2

Until this very weekend, I never realized the magnitude of your first marathon. Yes, I knew it was a big deal. And yes, I’d heard it was an emotional experience. But I never quite understood the extent of what that really meant or felt...

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Running with dogs

Running with dogs

This weekend I took Chewie, my three year old Siberian Husky on his longest run to date: 13.1 miles. It was a great run for both of us at the Upper Tampa Bay Trail here in Tampa. In my opinion, running alone is ok, running with a human running...

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So, it’s UR first marathon?

Me too! I had always planned on running a marathon at some point in my life, but never really could commit to signing up for one in the near future. Upon moving to a new city a few months ago (now an LA resident!), I found a fitness community...

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Winter Wonderland???

Ahh, the joys of being back on the East Coast. Just when I thought I had escaped a midwest winter, Jonas hits. Could be worse, I guess– I could be in Washington DC. And in typical fashion, I spent the better half of the morning dreading...

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Have you given up?

Have you given up?

Cultural norms define that the start of year is the perfect time to start on new goals. It is the reason that gyms advertise and cut prices at the start of the year. It is why suddenly, you can’t seem to find a treadmill or a bench to...

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