Lake Effect Half Marathon Race Recap

Better late than never, right? I won’t lie – I was way more excited about getting to see Hollie and Laura again, to meet Britt, and to hang out with the rest of my local running buds than I was to actually run this thing.  Back when I registered, I thought I’d be mid-marathon training…

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California International Marathon (CIM) Race Recap

If you want time to move a little faster, train for a marathon.  It feels like Wineglass was yesterday, yet here I am, a week late on writing a recap of CIM.  Strange. I won’t talk too much about the actual race itself – basically, everything I’ve ever read about it was true.  Tons of…

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California Knows How to Party

It’s been less than 24 hours since I touched down, but I’m already having a great time in California – despite the weather reminding me a lot more of upstate New York than I’d ideally like.  Also, I may or may not have had California Love stuck in my head for the entire day.  I…

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Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now

Planning, planning, planning.  Sometimes I think I actually enjoy the planning and anticipation of events (be it races, vacations, holidays, etc) than the actual events themselves.  I love seeing a busy calendar and the promise of adventures on the horizon. Needless to say, I’ve been in a state of perma-giddiness over the past week or…

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Why Is It So Hard to Run Easy?

Yesterday after work I laced up my shoes for 5 miles around my neighborhood. It’s officially taper time around these parts, which means shorter, easy runs from here on out. It was a perfect fall afternoon – sunshine with some puffy Simpsons clouds, about 55 degrees. Right from the get-go, my legs wanted to move.…

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Adventures in Oklahoma

Last weekend, my mom and I flew down to Oklahoma to visit family for a long weekend. It was sort of bittersweet … we had booked the trip in early May.  My uncle has been fighting stage 4 cancer and we wanted to go visit before it was too late.  Sadly, he passed away the…

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