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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Yes, I’m still running

Marine Corps Marathon is a month and a half away, and I’ve been a lot quieter this year about training. But it’s going. Going well? I hope so. The past couple of weeks things fell apart due to a sore knee, followed by a cold, followed by some barefoot running that resulted in blisters. But…

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It’s only missing ‘smile if you need a spanking’ guy …

My friend Scott, who ran Thunder Road Marathon with me, sent me this video. (Update: It was also in the email sent by Thunder Road, so if you ran the race, you’ve seen it.) I’ve watched it 3 times already and with tears in my eyes the whole time. I want to share it with you so you can…

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You should hate running. Only then you can love it.

Tomorrow, it will be time to put my money where my mouth is. All these months – of training and researching and talking about training and researching – will be tested … tomorrow. The official preparation has been going on all week: Wednesday, 2 pm: Last run before race – 2 miles. Wednesday, all day: Started…

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A new way to see Charlotte

Via foot. I can’t stop thinking about how much of it I will see during my marathon this weekend. And how amazingly close things start to seem when you travel on your own two legs. So, if you know anything about Charlotte, do me a favor and take a good look at this map. Can…

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Running 20 miles does not make one a party animal

So, it’s Tuesday, and I ran 20 miles on Saturday. Why am I just now writing about it? Because I’m just now recovered! Ok, that’s not really true. I’ve been busy with work and an out-of-town friend visiting also, but I have been on a total runner’s high since that run and I am so…

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I did it! I rode my bike! And I ran 18 miles – all in one weekend!

Recently I picked up a new bike from REI. And then I tried to ride it. And that was very, very difficult, as you can read about here. Seeing as how I have a little race to run in 33 days, I figured safe is better than sorry. So I had Jeff take off my…

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Now here’s some energy

Busy working today, but had to share this awesome running music I found after seeing it mentioned on a Daily Mile thread. I like it because: = it’s fast and will get me moving = I recognize the songs (meaning I won’t tune out) You can pay whatever you want for the  music. I paid…

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No idle hands at this house

This weekend, in pictures and thoughts: The run: I didn’t take pictures of everything, of course. I didn’t photograph me waking up at 4:30 a.m. just to get my run in because I knew I had a busy day ahead. I was home before the sun came up, so it would have been a picture…

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