Mirena Confusion: Running and Birth Control

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from Aspirations of a BA Steeplechaser Heyyo, I have not written a blog in a long, long time since I have been far too busy with classes, my internship, running, and a little bit of working.  I suddenly have a

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Goal Setting for Anytime of the Year

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from Aspirations of a BA Steeplechaser I have never really bought into New Year’s Resolutions, mostly because it conjures up images of unrealistic goals which quickly crash and die.  Some people make goals to run for an hour every day

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American Medals; Sport-wide Doping

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from Aspirations of a BA Steeplechaser I didn’t watch much of the Olympics.  A big part of my inattention was I was sulking as a result of my poor Olympic Trials performance.  At the same time, I am having a

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Running Eastern Europe

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from Aspirations of a BA Steeplechaser Training always requires flexibility, because as much as you plan, there are always unexpected obstacles, whether from internal or external structures.  Training while traveling demands even more patience.  The external conditions are more unpredictable

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London and Karlstad Racing, Baltic Vacationing

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from Aspirations of a BA Steeplechaser European Racing Plan: 3k at Gothenburg Swedish Grand Prix 7/16 Result: 9:11.04 Steeplechase at London Diamond League 7/23 Result: 9:47 1500m at Karlstad Swedish Grand Prix 7/27 Result: 4:15, Rabbit 1 mile of Steeplechase

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Euro Racing 2016: Gothenburg

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from Aspirations of a BA Steeplechaser European Racing Plan: 3k at Gothenburg Swedish Grand Prix 7/16 Result: 9:11.04, 6th place Steeplechase at London Diamond League 7/23 1500m at Karlstad Swedish Grand Prix 7/27 3k at Joensuu Games in Finland 7/30

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Trials Prelim Bummer

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from Aspirations of a BA Steeplechaser I’ve been trying to figure out the reason(s) for my terrible race at the Olympic Trials prelim, and I haven’t come up with any totally convincing answers.  I know I am in shape to

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Olympic Trials Mentality

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from Aspirations of a BA Steeplechaser This year’s Olympic Trials is the race I’ve been training for my entire professional running career.  During all the downs of my running career over the past few years, I’ve made myself feel better

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When to Go to the Well

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from Aspirations of a BA Steeplechasin’ Woman Come mid-May (Division 1 conference championship weekend), I am always reminded why I am so glad to be done with college racing. I miss the nice hotels, the prepared itinerary, and especially the

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Count to 10: Race Pain Management

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from Aspirations of a BA Steeplechasin’ Woman In a utopic world, racing would always be challenging but smooth, a semi-conscious test of fitness and daring. But in the real world, sometimes it is just a grind. A couple weeks ago

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