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The End of the Line

Here is where the sidewalk ends.  “It’s not passable this time,” I think as I stop short at the edge of the water at about mile three of my regular seven-mile loop that takes me through the state park and … Continue reading

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A Long Run Prayer for Rebekah

I look up at the night’s sky and I’m breathless.  While it’s only 42 degrees on this first weekend of October, I feel wrapped in a blanket woven with tiny lights.  The stars seem so close to the Earth and … Continue reading

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The Unintended Consequence

“No matter what, you have to be real,” said my good friend and triathlete Erin when I asked for her advice on starting a blog.  “No one will read your writing if they don’t believe you are giving them all … Continue reading

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For the Love of Running

It’s Thursday.  Speed day according to my tried-and-true Hal Higdon training schedule ever-present on my refrigerator.  I consider myself a purist when it comes to training – non-technical and simple.  I love the feeling of crossing off the day’s training … 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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You are the Good

That night, I crawled into bed, stretched out my aching legs, and scrolled through my text messages.  Even though I had tried to respond to each one of them as soon as I could, I wanted to re-read them all.  … Continue reading

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Running Away from the Violence [Part 3]

[Maybe I shouldn’t have run.]  That’s the thought that keeps rudely interrupting every thought I’ve had since the bombings at the Boston Marathon.  When I started writing this series, I never expected that part three would be such a literal … Continue reading

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Running Away from the Violence [Part 2]

I’m not a psychologist or a therapist or any kind of mental health specialist — but most of you reading this probably know that. I would never presume to know how to diagnose or treat a person with mental illness … Continue reading

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Running Away From the Violence [Part 1]

Tears streamed down my face as I drove home from work to pick up my kids on Friday, December 14, 2012.  I had just spent hours watching the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting unfold via Twitter and Facebook.  There were … 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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