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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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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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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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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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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Miranda Melville Punches Ticket to Rome

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(Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 Earth City, Missouri) Miranda Melville will represent the USA in Rome, Italy, on May 7 & 8 in the IAAF World Team Championships of Race Walking. Melville finished 2nd on Sunday at the USA Team Trials

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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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