“That’s me! I did that!” Now moving on…

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“How arrogant of me to think that they don’t know what they’re talking about.” – Hannah Hart from her interview on The Hilarious World of Depression on the topic of impostor syndrome.   A few weeks ago, I was standing

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Seeing the Trees for the Forest

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I hate to say it, but I can’t deny that I’ve fallen into the trap that gets most of us runners. When things aren’t going awesome with our running, we kind of drop off the map. In my situation, I’m

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The Stop Sign

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The short version: I am extremely sorry to say that I have to withdraw from the 2017 TCS NYC Marathon.   The long version: When your body starts slowing down, it’s a sign that it needs to stop. Moments after

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The Plan

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Four weeks ago I wrote about my iron levels and the frustration of trying to figure out why I won’t store the iron I get from food and supplements. A few of you have asked that I follow up with

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The Low-Iron Maiden

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On August 20, 2014, I got blood work because I was feeling run down. Having dealt with low iron for almost 10 years at that point, I was fairly certain I knew the culprit. With just under 6 weeks left

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What is Toughness Anyway?

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I spent years beating myself up because I believed that somehow others were able “dig deeper” or push themselves harder than I could. I believed that other women were just tougher than me and that’s why they could run faster.

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My Boston Build-up: as told on instagram

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I started using instagram more often in 2015 and liked it right away. It seems to encourage superfandom more than other social media outlets. Likes seem to fly freely and without reservation. I also enjoy getting feedback on what people like

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Lenten Commitment

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I was raised in the Episcopal church, and although I’m still not sure exactly what I believe, I have found that its liturgical rituals have settled deep into my bones. And the season of Lent has become one of my favorite

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Firm Kindness

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It’s been an eventful few days for me. On Thursday, Abigail Lorge published a very kind and flattering article about me, which perfectly expressed how I’m feeling regarding the upcoming season and Boston Marathon preparation. It even got tweeted out

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Spread the Love. (Thank you, Julia Lucas.)

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After over 3 weeks of reflection on the New York City Marathon, here is the most shining memory that has stayed with me: That moment when the grand marshal truck rolled by around 22 miles into the race, with the 5 marathon Olympians

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