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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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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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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