Tag Archives: Training

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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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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Treadmill Musings

Once upon a time, several years ago, after some serious mom nagging pressure, I became a runner. Since then, I’ve fallen in love with the sport, often labeled by friends and acquaintances as crazy, animal, beast, running fool, and many other … 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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Simple Things

When I was training for my first marathon, I completed the majority of my long runs alone.  Not that I blame them, but no one really had the hours to invest in accompanying me as I tackled all those miles. … Continue reading

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It’s Taper Time!

Yesterday I completed my final 20-mile run before beginning to taper for my next marathon.  Let me tell you, I earned the rest and relaxation I’m milking today. When I planned for this run earlier in the week, the weather … Continue reading

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Showing it Off?

Finding the perfect running gear isn’t as easy as one would think.  Sure there are all sorts of getups that scream “Pick me!” simply because they are so flashy and vogue, or simply cute and comfortable.  But there is a … Continue reading

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