Reflections on Boston Marathon – 5 years after the bombings

Today marks the 5 year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. I remember April 15, 2013 so vividly. I remember the swell of emotions as I crossed the finish line that day. Euphoria. Pride. Satisfaction. I remember feeling like I was on top of the world, having just finished running 26.2 miles that had been …

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Fueled by birthday cake

After two weeks with failed long runs, I decided to take this week off of training and reevaluate whether I should continue training for Med City Marathon, or bail. So this week has been about running what I want, when I want to.  No set miles. No target paces.  Just running to run. My longish …

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Balance

  We need balance in our lives. Hard workouts and recovery runs. Work and play. Donuts and fruit. The thing I struggle with the most is limiting the donuts. Which isn't a big deal when I'm not training.  But when I'm training and fill my body with too much crap, it starts to show in …

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Back at it!

Wow - it's been a long time since I've blogged.  Life's been busy! Running/Fitness updates: I spent several months building up my mileage and being smart about my running and it has worked.  I feel fabulous and healthy! I signed up for another marathon.  Med City Marathon over memorial weekend. I just finished week 3 …

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I’m out. Uggg.

And just like that, I'm out. Of marathon training.  Ugggg.  3 weeks in and I feel the beginnings of a stress reaction in the SAME spot that I've had a stress fracture two other times in the last 4 years.  So I'm out.  Sooooo frustrating to me - especially because it had been going so …

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Strenuous hiking = running?

  I just got back from THE BEST honeymoon ever. Scott and I spent 10 days in the Canadian Rockies - staying at the Post Hotel in Lake Louise and Alpine Village Lodge in Jasper.  Every minute of it was amazing. Seriously.  If I could figure out a way for us not to work and …

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