818 marathon

I ran my 24th marathon 4 days ago. It went nothing as I had planned, in more ways than one, but it was a marathon finish and for that I’m proud. There are many emotions that go along with running. Emotions while training, emotions while thinking about running, emotions during the race, and emotions post […]

Jan 22 1

I know in order to recover properly and keep doing this marathon thing year after year I have to rest. I enjoy rest and I hate rest. After a marathon I usually take a week off from running or working out. I’m typically in pretty good shape physically post marathon so sliding into my jeans […]

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Fall is a time of wonder. A time of renewal. The fall of the leaves reminds me that nothing last forever. That in life there are seasons. We can not be green and bright year round. We are beautiful when we are red, orange and yellow. Fall is a time when a simple leaf can bring immense […]

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Last night I felt sick to my stomach. I was silent. This doesn’t often happen. My husband asked me over and over again what was wrong. *nothing* You are deep in thought about something. Tell me. *nothing* *you could get used to me being silent right?* The reality was nothing was wrong – but my […]

Reston 10 Miler

A new marathon and half marathon is coming to Reston, Virginia! The Reston Marathon and Half Marathon will take place on March 24th, 2013. Race Information: Start: South Lakes High School, Reston VA Marathon Start Time: 7:30 am Half Marathon Start Time: 8:00 am Race website: http://www.runnersmarathon.com/ Questions: email info@runnersmarathon.com Registration opened this past Sunday […]

Washingtonian

Melissa Romero from the Washingtonian recently posed this question to me. It took all of 5 minutes for me to respond to her with my admition that I do *race hair* before a big race. The admission ended with me laughing to myself over how silly it seemed that I do this before races. Silly […]

Boston Marathon 2012

Today I ran my 20th marathon. It’s always surreal to me when my words are the words that help me the most. It’s why I blog. I love inspiring others but most of all I write every word for myself. To document my journey. To give me STRONG when I don’t have any. To learn. […]