An Injury Chapter

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This isn’t the most exciting chapter of any athlete’s journey, but it is usually a part of it. I’ve recently experienced a knee injury and I am in the process of rehabilitating it and getting back to normal training. I’ll

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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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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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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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Post-Marathon Recovery: lessons learned

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Disclaimer: I’m writing this blog as much for my own good as for anyone else’s. We all need reminders of how important it can be to give ourselves a break from time to time. Talking to my coach after the

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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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Big 2016!

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With all the hubbub building up to the Rio Olympics and Presidential Election, 2016 is a big year for all things running and political. Olympic (and election) years are pivotal in so many people’s lives, and Cole and I are no exception.

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