Journal

A New Year’s Break Up

December 31st, 2011 Dear Depression, I know we’ve been spending a lot of time together over the past month, but with the New Year upon us and all, I’ve decided we should go our separate ways. It’s natural to have

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NYC Marathon (Part 3 of 3): The Race

In case you want the background story to this three part series, you can read part one or part two as you please. Control The pack spreads out almost instantly as we climb the first mile up the Verezzano-Narrows Bridge and

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The New York Marathon (part 2 of 3)

This is part 2/3. If you missed part 1, you can read it here! In the warmup tent, after the women pin the numbers on each other and get our shoe chips clipped on, I find my way over to

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The New York Marathon (Part 1)

After a typical restless night of pre-race sleep, I finally get up 3 minutes before my 5:00 am alarm and my first thought is crystal clear: “this is the morning of the New York Marathon.” No foggy mind; no stumbling

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Waiting Game

Its been over a week since my last post, which completely goes against my “one post every day until the marathon” thing. This is what happens when a runner gets an injury scare. Its called burying your head in the

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Light bulb #5: On the Edge of Disaster

Reality Check Yesterday was Friday, and it was the last hard workout of the last hard week before staring to taper. Am I pumped? You betcha! So what happens? My leg falls off of course. Halfway through the workout, my

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Lightbulb #4: Marathon causes extreme energy swings

Ok so I’ve been training for about 6 weeks for the marathon. Here is the percentage of time I have felt the following ways: Extremely tired: 30% Pooped: 20% Superhuman: 10% Oh-my-God-I’m-injured: 7% Confident that I’m on track: 25% Why

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Light Bulb #3: The Moment You Know

When you’ve never done a marathon, it is scary as s%#! But there is a beautiful moment, after slogging away for weeks, when what once seemed impossible is suddenly within your reach. I’m sure this moment can happen anytime: after

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