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Angry Sinuses and Lessons Learned

I’ve been so careful, since the flu season started, to do everything in my power to avoid illness. I obsessively took multivitamins, washed my hands, didn’t touch doorknobs, Purelled like it was going out of style, and took Emergen-C when … Continue reading

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My Abusive Relationship

So this morning was a bit historic, in my personal weight loss journey: I weighed in at 169.4 lbs. While this would horrify some, it thrills me. I’ve not seen the 160s since early 2007 – six years ago. For … Continue reading

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Dealing with Disappointment

Well, I’ve survived the first two out of my three fall marathons, and unfortunately that’s pretty much about all I can say about it. End post! Actually, I can say a lot about it. Both races were extremely difficult, not … Continue reading

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I’m Kind of a Big Deal.

As a distance runner, there may come a moment when you just aren’t impressed with yourself anymore. You forget that you’re an ultramarathoner. That marathon you ran last month, which was excruciating at the time, seems like it was easy … Continue reading

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How to Become an Ultrarunner in One Year

First of all, let’s address the title of this post. I don’t actually recommend attempting to go from zero to 50k in twelve months BECAUSE IT’S REALLY REALLY HARD, but also because you should allow yourself enough time to build … Continue reading

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Running Must-Haves [Rules Edition]

When I look back on my running journey, it’s hard for me to believe that I began seriously running just a year ago. So much has happened then and now. Back then, I struggled to run three miles at a … Continue reading

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Today I Will Do What Others Won’t…

…so tomorrow I can do what others can’t. This has been my motto for the past three months. You see, I have decided to throw myself head-first into ultramarathon training, despite my longest race to date being a half marathon. … Continue reading

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Timmy’s 5k Race for Children’s

On Saturday morning, I participated in the third annual Timmy’s Race for Children’s, a 5k run around southwest Greensburg. I was looking forward to this race because it’s through my neighborhood! That means I can sleep later, not worry about … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Freedom 5k

My Fourth of July was celebrated by running another 5k! This race was similar to my first road 5k, with a couple differences: several hills were removed, and the distance was less. LESS. A proper 5k is 3.1 miles, not 3.04. … Continue reading

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Dealing with a Disappointing Run

Aside from sheer laziness, part of the reason I haven’t been all that eager to post about my two races over the Fourth of July weekend is simply because I was disappointed in my performances. Intellectually I know that every … Continue reading

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