Run nutrition: What I eat before a race.

Today’s topic: Run nutrition. What we eat before a long race.   So, this one time, the day before 2014 Thunder Road Marathon, Quinn and I decided to do shots of beet juice from Luna’s Living Kitchen called “Runner’s High.” We drank one shot that day and another the next morning during pre-race prep. Then we did this…

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An American in Europe after the Paris attacks

This post was written on November 25, 2015, while I was on a train from Venice to Munich. I just never got around to publishing it until now. Thanks for your patience. — “Did you hear about the Italian girl who died in the Paris attacks?” Anthony asked us, his eyes glossy. When we told…

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Europe travel: Hamburg, Germany, and beyond

Over the fall, I spent 8 weeks in Europe. Jeff’s work called him to Hamburg, Germany, for a project, and I was dragged along kicking and screaming (as IF). I got to live it up, mostly in Hamburg, but on weekends, Thanksgiving week, and when our friends came to visit, we traveled. We had an apartment in Hamburg,…

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Running fast vs. running long

Today’s topic: Running fast vs. running long. I tell people all the time, “I would rather run a marathon than run a 5K.” And I’m sorta serious. I feel like running a marathon, while I’m still a bundle of nerves leading up to it, is really one of the most zen experiences one can have.…

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The Tortoise and the Hare: Celebrating different running styles

  If you know us, you probably know that my friend Quinn and I make unlikely running buddies. She grew up quite the athlete, notably a soccer player, where she got to put her speed work to the test often on the field. I grew up coming up with any excuse I could to get out…

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7-Day Art Challenge Day 6: Photo shoots

My friend Tamera tagged me in a 7-day art challenge recently. The rules are simple: post 7 pieces of art on social media and talk about them. So far with my posts, we’ve visited the darkroom, the newsroom, a magazine startup, poetry, and book cover design. Today I want to talk about the beauty that is the photo shoot.…

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7-Day Art Challenge Day 5: Book Design and Editing

When you grew up as a bookworm and then you decide to be a print designer and editor — and then your best friend from childhood calls you to tell you she’s writing a book — well, it’s pretty much the best day of your life. — My friend Tamera tagged me in a 7-day art challenge recently. The rules…

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7-Day Art Challenge Day 4: Poetry

So, I’ve been talking a lot about visual arts in these posts. That’s clearly a huge part of my life these days, but at times I like to remind myself of my writing roots. My friend Tamera tagged me in a 7-day art challenge recently. The rules are simple: post 7 pieces of art and talk…

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