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I Am Not Afraid

The wind is whipping from all directions as Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” blares from the speakers at the base of the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge.  In about two minutes, my wave will make its way to the official starting line … Continue reading

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Running Skirt Reboot

Marketing.  It’s what I’m supposed to be good at.  I’ve studied it, made a pretty decent career out of it, and really enjoy it.  So why am I so terrible at putting it into practice with my own endeavors?  I … Continue reading

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The Thread That Runs Through It

I don’t believe in ghosts and I don’t believe in luck. But I do believe in energy. I believe that if you wake up in the morning and think you’re going to have a bad day, you ultimately will. On … Continue reading

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Designing a PR

In my last post, I wrote about whether it’s possible to run on passion without miles of hard work backing it up.  I was asking this hypothetical question because, at the time, I was feeling woefully unprepared for the NYC … Continue reading

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The Passion Pass for NYC

I was raised to believe that hard work is the only constant.  It’s the only thing that will get you anywhere close to what you want.  I’m not sure if it was this early childhood indoctrination or simply the way … Continue reading

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900 Miles and a Sweet Skirt

I’m finishing up my breakfast at a trendy coffee shop/book store on Newbury Street in Boston when I get an email from the Boston Athletic Association strongly advising registrants to reconsider running Monday’s 116th Boston Marathon due to extreme heat.  … Continue reading

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Inventing, Oprah, and RunningPretty

While a lot has changed about me since I was 8 years old, I believe we are wired with certain characteristics that we don’t really ever outgrow. Imagination is one of those things.  I still use my imagination, but it … Continue reading

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Finding Sabrina

My grandmother taught me to sew, but truth be told, I really cannot sew without her.  She departed this world and left behind a young woman with desire and determination, but with no real skills.  The day I realized that … Continue reading

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Sew Loved

When I was a little girl, my Nana taught me to sew.  I remember our prize sewing accomplishment was a white, eyelet dress with hot pink ribbons on the puffy sleeves and hem that I wore to my eighth grade … Continue reading

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The Idea that Needed a Swift Kick in the Butt

“Just do it…I mean, make a mess of samples and sell them at a booth at one of your races.  Done. What’s the problem?”  That’s what Allen said after he read my first blog post.  Allen is hilarious.  He’s the … Continue reading

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