Monthly Archives: January 2015

Worth Waiting For

My run today wasn’t much to look at: cold and rainy, with plenty of puddles and clouds. Not even many others out braving the weather to get in a run, walk, or ride. But I’ve been waiting for this view … Continue reading

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Endorphins Are Unreliable Bastards

There are a lot of reasons I love being an athlete,  and (for better or worse) many of them center around being an endorphin junkie. Yes, it’s great knowing that training is good for my health (occasional injuries not withstanding). … Continue reading

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One Good Run

Sometimes one good run is all it takes to turn things around. I’ve had a hard stretch of training for the past two months. I had a solid six-month plan to prepare for my first time running the Boston Marathon … Continue reading

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My Winter Salad

It’s easy to forget about the abundance of seasonal food during the short-days and long-nights of winter. I admit that I’ve become lazy when it comes to fixing meals – especially lunches that I can take to work with me. … Continue reading

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Choosing to Believe

It might go without saying that training for a marathon is hard. But for me, it’s hard in ways that I never expected. The mental effort that goes into training is almost as draining as the physical effort: trying to balance … Continue reading

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Releasing Fear

I’ve been thinking about fear, and its role in an athlete’s life, off-and-on for over a year.  Anyone who has experienced competition knows about nerves. But fear is a different beast all together. Fear can be a good thing – that … Continue reading

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A New Year and a New Lesson in Self-Image

Self-image is a tricky thing for women, and while many think that athletes are exempt from doubts about their bodies, my reading of elite runners’ blogs is that they, too, struggle with focusing on all that their bodies can do … Continue reading

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