Happy and Alive!

I run because I love it.  I love the me time.  I love the endorphins. I love the effect it has on my body.  I love the mental boost that it gives me. And it's so comfortable. And familiar. The last 6 months have, for me, been all about doing the uncomfortable and unfamiliar. Reaching …

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Things To Remember

Random things I need to remember when I run Phoenix Marathon in two weeks: I'm ready for this.  I have put in LOTS of hard work this time around (not like I don't every time, but this time I've really listened to what Coach MG has said, I've paid more attention to "the other stuff" …

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Kiss of Wine

Today was one of those days.  A bottle of vino kind of day. Yes, that's the brand-new-not-yet-available-to-the-public-edition of Running The Edge in the background.  Check out my post here for details on how this very book (autographed by authors Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano) can be yours! My day was filled with all the makings …

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I’m Loving My Destiny

The past year I've commented to several people that if I could find a job that involved running and writing (and that paid the bills!), I'd be in heaven.  Jack recently had the courage to quit his "real job" because he knows his soul needs to run.  I'm thinking Jack doesn't have two kids, multiple …

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Don’t Out Run Yourself

This week - the past couple weeks actually - I've been constantly questioning MB, my  running coach.  I've been asking about the point of various workouts.  Asking for more miles.  Asking about what the upcoming workouts are for the week, as well as asking about the planned long runs weeks down the line. I don't …

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Running My Own Runs

I am certainly not an expert on this whole running and marathoning thing.  But I have run 9 marathons, so I have certainly learned a thing or two about how to train for them (what to do and what NOT to do).  I'm too busy drinking red wine with super important Saturday night stuff around the …

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