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Hitting the wall and the friendly treadmill

February 18, 2013


My training has been going relatively smoothly despite its obtrusiveness into mine and my family’s schedule.  That has without a doubt been the biggest challenge.  I am juggling a part time job, part time school, and raising two toddlers without using day care, grandparents, or babysitters.  I have had days where I leave for the […]

18 miles

February 9, 2013


Today I sit here, plugged into the outlet waiting for my phone to reach a full charge before heading out to run my furthest distance to date, 18 miles. I’m scared, excited, anxious…much the same feelings I experienced when I was the first of my study abroad group being strapped into Velcro legwarmers, by a […]

February Weigh In

February 1, 2013


It is that time.  The time when the scale, measuring tape, and digital camera come out.  I look to these weigh-ins with the same mixed feelings of dread, excitement, anticipation and curiosity as I do the still beginning of the trail when I am staring down a fifteen mile run.  How much will the scale […]