Have fun like the rest of us!

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“I think we lose sight of the beauty. The most beautiful things I look back on in my life are coming out from underneath things I didn’t know I could get out from underneath. You know, the moments I look

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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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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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Clear Eyes – Pre-Race Self Check-in

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Along with a couple hundred other Americans, I am 9 days out from a race I have been preparing for for the last 4 years. No pressure. The week of the 2014 US Marathon Championships at Twin Cities Marathon, I was

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The “Worthy”

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The quantitative nature of running is what drew me to the sport in the first place. I stepped on the track for my first race and the moment it was over, I knew who was the best. There was nothing grey

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Messy in the Middle

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You can’t skip day two. You can’t skip the second act. After one of the most draining (and unsuccessful) workouts I’ve done in months, I finished off my day yesterday by reading another chapter in Brené Brown‘s Rising Strong. I was

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