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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The Marathon is Over. Now What? My Recovery from the Trials and 3 Lessons Learned

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With the Boston Marathon over and done with, nearly all of the personal race reports I’ve read have been somewhere on the scale of deflated to disappointed. From what I could tell, the crowds were as great as ever, but

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Full Hearts – And Their Taper Tantrums

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It’s a good thing my husband, Cole, went back to North Carolina for these last 2 weeks before the Trials because this is the worst time to be around me. When you’re used to running a lot and then all

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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 Practice of Happiness

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Marathon training can be scary. But for me, it’s not for the reasons you might think. In college, I was obsessive about my training. I’d agonize over every second that I ran over the times my coach gave me, and relish in

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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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