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Marathon Training: Miles & Miles of Gratitude

Saturday marked the peak of my NYC Marathon training: The 20-mile run. There’s a lot of time to think when you’re running 20 miles, and it’s easy for the mind to dwell on the stuff that makes training hard. This week I made a concerted effort to focus on some of the things that have […]

Pink Ink: A Ribbon on her Calf

I met Gretchen at my cousin’s bridal shower of all places. As I was taking a seat, my sister leaned over and whispered “Look, she’s got a pink ribbon tattoo!” Sure enough, there was a lovely illustrated tattoo on the outside of Gretchen’s left calf. She and I had a chance to chat as the […]

Ovarian Cancer Sucks Way More Than Running

Yesterday’s 16 mile training run sort of sucked. I’ve been dealing with hip pain related to my sciatic nerve for the past two weeks and I’m seeing a physical therapist. As a result, I’ve had to slow the pace of my training down a bit, but… the NYC marathon is in five weeks, and I […]

Another Sunday, Another Training Run

Distance running is hard. I don’t think I’ll ever be one of those runners who gets into a “zone” a couple miles into a long run, finishing with the feeling they’ve got more miles left in them. Nope, I’m acutely aware of every single hill, every single mile. With 11 weeks until the New York […]

Pink Ink: On the Nape of Her Neck

My favorite shoe store, Clementine, has an amazing annual sale featuring odds and ends from the year’s assortment of styles. I always try to stop by on the first day, when there might actually be some size 9s on the shelves. I found a pair and headed for the checkout line. In front of me […]

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