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The Twelve Steps

The trail is completely covered in tufts of fluffy white snow that sparkle in the morning sunlight. As I maneuver the slippery cracks and ruts of the route, I notice the trees are still blanketed in heavy snow but that … Continue reading

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Love Like Snowball

Love.  I wanted it.  I needed it.  I was starved for it.  I was a five.  This is the thought that grips my heart as I step outside into the cold, locking the front door behind me.  Because today is … 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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Please Don’t Let It Catch Me

When I run, I can ease the pain.  When I run, I can control the controllable.  When I run, I can make sense of the senseless.  But when I run, can I defeat disease?  ‘They’ say all I have to … 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 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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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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