Staying American

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If all had gone to plan, 2016 would have marked the year I’d first represent Austria in the Olympic Marathon. No, it never even got to the stage of writing contracts or contacting immigration, but discussions with a higher up

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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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Winter is the Worst – Surviving SAD

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It’s under debate (mostly because there is no hard science in this area), but people say that anywhere from January 17th to January 27th is the most depressing day of the year. This is largely based on Northern Hemisphere’s suicide

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Why Jacksonville Half Was So Great

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It started with a Facebook message on September 23rd. Richard Fannin had messaged me, as he is wont to do, and asked for a favor for his friend whose son is interested in running at App State. And when a

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9 weeks to LA!

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I’ve tried this blog thing before.  But, I think I was putting too much pressure on myself.  It had to be worthy.  It had to be perfect.  Who even cares anyway?  For years, if I Googled my name, “Esther Erb

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