Back in the Marathon Mindset

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from Esther Atkins on Instagram When you start to get that feeling that the best is yet to come… ✨ I’ve been pretty quiet about my training the last couple months. Mostly because the primary objective has been to just

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Perspective

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I was fifteen and homesick. I had been at music camp for almost two of the six weeks I planned to stay. And the final four weeks seemed like an eternity ahead of me. Especially since I had already discerned

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“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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