Tag Archives: Running

Come Back

Starting over. Back to square one. Back to the drawing board. These words can either come in as refreshing and liberating, or provoke feelings of exhaustion and defeat at their mere mention. It all comes down to your perspective, attitude, and above all, how … Continue reading

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Running…Gone

“You’re not allowed to run.” Some of the worst words a runner could hear. Almost as bad as hearing that your perceived great health isn’t quite what you thought it was. Or learning that something has taken up residence in your body, … 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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Runner of Steel

In one week, I’ll be returning to the Pittsburgh Marathon to reclaim my “Runner of Steel” title. Pumped, pysched, anxious, wired…the list goes on for the emotions racing through my body right now, and so I write to find solace.

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New Year, New You? Weighing In

It’s that time again.  The stores are already lined with diet fads, Special K products, and exercise gimmicks, and TV commercials for gym memberships and diet programs run on repeat as people enter the new year with resolutions for a … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

It has always been my personal motto that you never have to wait for a new day, let alone a new year, to make a fresh start or new beginning.  Still, I have to admit, I do get excited and … Continue reading

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5K to Marathon…and Back Again

Nearly a year ago, after completing three marathons, I needed a break from my nonstop training. I decided to run for me again: no goals, no races, just for my other countless reasons: fun, exhiliration, energy, freedom, head-clearing, therapy, etc. … Continue reading

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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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Bubbles

In keeping with my sister shout-outs, allow me to introduce you to my oldest sister, Laura aka Bub, which stems from Joge’s inability to say her name as a child, coming out as “Bubba.”  While she’s not what I picture … Continue reading

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