What if failure didn’t matter?

What if failure didn’t matter?

It had been far too long since I hopped on my bike, always perched on the trainer in my home office ready for me to get in a quick spin at a moment’s notice. The bike was my first endurance love, the sport which drew me into triathlon and...

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Desiderata

Desiderata

I’ve been working on a piece for 3 weeks now, inspired by the vastly insightful Max Ehrmann’s poem Desiderata.  It is an outline of life lessons in poem form. The line “be gentle with yourself”, is important to me first...

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New York Nerves

In less than a week, I will be on the starting line of my very first marathon. As a 5k/10k runner in college, I can’t tell you how often I dreamed about racing a marathon. Unlike those milers and 800 runners, I am a true distance runner. I...

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Pullover VS Zip-ups!

Pullover VS Zip-ups!

Vote for your favorite fall hoodie style! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Like this:Like...

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Lets try this again, fall races

Lets try this again, fall races

The summer training cycle has felt a bit lackluster. I had put a half marathon on my calendar for Oct. 11 but it felt too early in the fall season. Yet, in the Northwest races are not scheduled deep into the fall for obvious reasons. The more I...

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Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

I don’t know about you all, but I am done with summer. I never really get into it, truth be told, but this year, the heat has sucked the life out of me worse than usual. I am tired of finishing runs looking like I jumped into a swimming...

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Difficulties Be Damned

Difficulties Be Damned

I finished reading “The Lost City of Z” by David Grann a few days ago. The book is the story of Percy Fawcett, an explorer in the early 1900s, who dedicated his life to mapping and exploring the Amazonian jungle. He risked all he had, his...

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Heartbreak Dreaming

Heartbreak Dreaming

Grandma’s Marathon did not go according to plan. It did not go well, and it was not a particularly fun day. That is the big downside to marathon training. When it goes poorly, it goes poorly for a loooooooooooong time. I was running a nice...

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A short ode to hill repeats

A short ode to hill repeats

Hill repeats are speedwork in disguise Driving knees and long strides Make for quick feet and strong thighs Over pavement the runner glides Taking on harder climbs I have always felt like summer and hill repeats pair perfectly together. I am sure...

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Running in Houston

When I was younger I never thought of myself as an athlete. So strange– I swam with the boys in Junior high because the girls’ team was more for fun than for working out. I beat some boys, too! By the time I got to high school, Title...

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Marathon Legs…MEH

Marathon Legs…MEH

I am in the last weeks of yet another marathon build up, and I am so READY to race. I really just want to run a marathon…is that too much to ask??? I did one of my last workouts today. It was a typical Indiana day, could not make up its...

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