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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Why not me?

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Sunday November 4, 2007 was the day I decided I would become a marathoner. I had just won my UAA Conference title in cross country the day before and flown back to Cleveland from Boston. I came home from church, got

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Stronger Together

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During a quick chat with Alia Gray about the NYC Marathon, her advice to me was “don’t run alone.” That’s always the hope, especially in an all-women’s start. Historically, women have been more likely than men to stick to their own

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Day by Day

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I used to be such a planner. In addition to normal long-term plans, at times I’d plan out my entire week in advance – every run, every meal, every assignment, every scheduled activity, every commitment. It sounds crazy, but made a

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2:37:27 and Much More: Results of my Grandma’s Marathon Experiment

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I wrote in my blog 6 weeks ago that I would try something new and different – I would run Grandma’s marathon without truly preparing for the marathon distance in the way that I normally do. I wanted to see

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Jen Miller, I feel you.

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My sister who lives in Philadelphia recently started dabbling in jogging and naturally her ears perked up when she heard about a book some local woman had written about running. I found an interview with the author that intrigued me, so

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On the Dot: 25k Champs

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For whatever reason, the 25k Champs sent me into a post-race spiral of retrospection. Maybe it’s because the last time I raced this distance was also at the 5th/3rd River Bank Run in 2011. Five years ago I was in

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Grandma’s: The Marathon Experiment

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As some of you may have heard in my post-Trials Flotrack interview, my goal for this post-Olympic year is to run as many quality marathons as I reasonably can and test my limits. My coach, Terry and I initially thought

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Why I Run With <3

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It was October 6th, 2013, and I was 1 mile into the Twin Cities Marathon when I turned to Michelle Lilienthal next to me and said “let’s do this.” Michelle and I chatted along the course, keeping each other in

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Stealth Expectations

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No matter how much I prepare myself for the morning after, there’s always a moment of regret when I wake up. It has happened after every marathon I’ve ever raced – no matter how well or how poorly it went.

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