My Boston Build-up: as told on instagram

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I started using instagram more often in 2015 and liked it right away. It seems to encourage superfandom more than other social media outlets. Likes seem to fly freely and without reservation. I also enjoy getting feedback on what people like

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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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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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Ripple Effect of the Post-Olympic Blues

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The last day of summer vacation has always been a trigger for me – a time of the year marked in the Southeast by a swelling symphony of cicadas that shakes the evening trees. When I hear the sound swell here in

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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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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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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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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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More on Caroline

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I mentioned my friend and teammate Caroline Williams in my last blog, The “Worthy.” Since Caroline was so brave as to let me use her as an example in my last blog, I wanted to share a little more about

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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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