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Race Recap – Cigna 5k 2016

I’m a little late with this recap, but a few things (like a much-needed vacation) happened right after the race. The Cigna 5k took place August 11, at 6:40 in the evening. Now, in New England, the weather was 93 degrees … Continue reading

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The runner’s walk

If you’ve ever done a long run on a Sunday, you know exactly what I’m talking about. The Runner’s Walk is that weird waddle you do on the way into work and every dreaded time you have to get up from … Continue reading

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Accountability is key

Last month I decided to re-evaluate my running goals. I also started an ab workout plan that is absolutely brutal. I mean, even for me, an athlete my whole life, this thing is torture. A new Challenge: To avoid the … Continue reading

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The Marathon, according to Robin Williams

I’m a huge lover of all things Robin Williams, so coming across this short clip from one of his comedy routines instantly had me hooked. He hits the nail right on the head with the runner’s high, which is totally a … Continue reading

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Running will make a man out of you

One of my favorite Disney movies has to be Mulan. In an era where women were always proper, quiet, and never stepped outside of their society-imposed bounds, Mulan showed strength and poise. There’s a lot any woman can learn from … Continue reading

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Marathon training is dumb

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Marathon training is dumb. Why would anybody in their right mind want to train for a marathon? There are so many cons it should clearly tip the scale and talk any … Continue reading

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Similarities between starting out, and running a marathon

While I was reading my Runner’s World, I came across an article that really struck a chord. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about why I decided to run a Marathon recently, especially while I struggle to stand up … Continue reading

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The great shoe quest – Part 2

In the first part of this quest, I did some preliminary research on shoes, and narrowed all of the options down to three. Then, I set out to find the shoes and try them on my feet. At this point … Continue reading

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Gear Review: Milestone Pod

For some Pittsburgh Marathon runners, an extra piece of gear will accompany them during their training leading up to May 1, 2016. I am lucky enough to be included in that group. This little thing is called a Milestone Pod, … Continue reading

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Mantras are important

You Are Enough I’ve been repeating that phrase a lot lately. Training for a half marathon has been something that has challenged me in more ways than I thought it would. It’s caused me to become more confident in myself … Continue reading

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