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Eric and I are back from our trip to China. I haven’t been posting race recaps lately but for this one I’m going to write it all up. I really want to be able to remember everything and I can already feel it drifting because there just were so many memories squeezed in to a […]

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Here is what my week looked like last week in terms of running! Monday: 8 miles – 8:05 avg – 265 feet elevation gain {am – 1 treadmill mile – 15 minutes of strength} 8:22/8:35/8:20/8:09/8:00/7:49/7:51/7:34 Tuesday: 8 miles – 8:15 avg – 269 feet elevation gain 8:28/8:40/8:28/8:09/8:13/8:56/8:07/7:53 Wednesday: 20 minutes of strength Thursday: 6 miles […]

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In highschool I took a public speaking class, the memories from that class are seared into my brain for forever. Looking back I think it was one of the classes I hated the most because it took me out of my comfort zone. I can still remember the teacher telling me on days I had […]

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I wrote out a whole blog post rambling about how wonderful and crazy life is. Filled with so many twists and turns – highs and lows. It was fun to write and even more fun to delete. My journal has been my best friend lately and all the nonsense I wrote was probably more for my […]

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I lucked out when it came to cadets – Danielle’s brother in law happens to live in Hawaii and offered to take us around exploring the day before the marathon. While I typically wouldn’t recommend sightseeing the day before the race – it was HAWAII – so it seemed silly not to explore! After we […]

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I was inspired the other day by a picture posted on instagram to give my office a little book makeover. Instead of having my books half organized by topic and half organized by the ones I had started and needed to finish, I decided to organize them by color. I’m in love with the way […]

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Colton turned 4 on Sunday. I’m not sure where four years have gone. It seems like it’s been an eternity since he was born, but at the same time, just yesterday. It’s something I’m convinced only a parent can understand. He is my last baby, so at 4 he still seems like a baby to me […]

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How is it already the 9th of July? It feels like 2014 just started and now it’s more than half over!! If you are looking for some new songs to add to your fall/winter marathon training playlist here are the top 10 from RunHundred for July! This month’s top 10 list plays host to an […]

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A couple of months ago I found out I had won an award for my twitter feed in the Best of RunWashington awards. The editor emailed me for pictures and when I sent back nothing usable he asked if he could schedule a photo shoot for me. The photographer arrived to my house on a sunny […]

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My sincere apologies for taking so long to pick a cadet and for the delay in getting this post up. I wanted to read through every single comment and really think about who I was picking for this adventure. There were so many amazing stories and I have a list a page long of women […]

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One of the quirky little things I like to do before races is to make sure my nails are painted and that my hair is straight. I will literally get up an extra 15 minutes early to flat iron my hair. Ditto with going to bed late to make sure even my toes are painted […]

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Reading through the entries for the Saucony 26Strong marathon team has been amazing. Literally, I wish I could pick all of you, or have a blog post monthly where you all shared these types of stories – it’s so motivating and inspiring to me. I don’t love the word INSPIRE as silly as that sounds. […]

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In a world that doesn’t often make sense I’d like the weather to – I know – I know – there are bigger issues. It’s been REALLY nice all week and now we are supposed to see a 30 degree temperature drop in one day. I can’t handle this – please get it together mother nature – […]

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In a recent post I shared a video of my friend Tess at her last marathon, Chicago Marathon. Today she is the featured runner on I RUN THIS BLOG. If you haven’t checked out her blog yet – what are you waiting for?! Hope you like her as much as I do! Name: Tess Rafferty Age: […]

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There are people who run and people who are runners. There are runners who run only to run. There are runners that the simple act of running brings them such immense joy that it no longer is just a run. It’s so much more. For those that don’t know this type of love, they will […]