Category Archives: The Marathon

Angel at Mile 24

On November 12, 2011, I ran my first marathon in Richmond, Virginia. America’s Friendliest, to be exact, and believe me, the name speaks for itself, and I can confirm this: they get their name honestly. It was one of the … Continue reading

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Runner of Steel: The Sequel

Nearly two months have passed since I ran the Pittsburgh marathon and reclaimed my all-time favorite runner’s title: Runner of Steel. I’ve finally climbed down from my post-race Cloud 9 bliss, which begs to be reflected upon. There is a saying that there is nothing like your first marathon … Continue reading

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Injury, Doctors, and My Savior

I must say I’ve been one lucky runner when it comes to avoiding injury. I haven’t had a major injury that has set me back for longer than a few weeks. Dear body, please do not interpret this as a challenge.

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Dreams Revisited

Anyone who knows me knows I love to talk about all things running, probably more than they care to hear.  Running is not all that I am, but it’s a big part of me, so I don’t apologize for rambling … Continue reading

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Spring Fever

Yesterday after work, I went for a seven-mile trail run in low 50-degree temperatures where sunshine was in full force.  While the brightness and warmth always puts me in great spirits, I immediately missed my cold weather running that I … Continue reading

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Reflections

With each passing day that distances me from my third marathon, I realize more and more how huge those accomplishments are and am beyond proud of what I’ve done. Since I’m not currently training for any races, I’ve had a lot of … Continue reading

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Post-Race Glory

For the past few weeks, I’ve been basking in post-race glory, resting, recovering, and enjoying some time off from work. On Saturday, November 10th, I took on the streets of Richmond for the second time.  Last year, I ran my … Continue reading

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