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A Week in the Life: Margaritaville, And Other Stories

I ran a half-marathon in Middletown, CT on Sunday.  It was crisp, and clear, and a mile or so into my race, a grizzled, Forrest Gump-like runner fell into step with me and ran with me for nine miles.  His … Continue reading

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Above Freezing, And Other Tales

I landed in London yesterday morning, immensely grateful to be out of New York. In case I have not made it abundantly clear, I hate the cold.  And when you hate the cold, 10C feels like summer compared to consistently … Continue reading

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Ease and Value

I read something, recently, about how we are a culture that equates ease with value. I think that is generally true, and I am very guilty of it myself.  I tend to think: Easy = Good.  When I struggle through … Continue reading

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Victory Lap

There are things you think are never going to happen. For instance: I’m never going to run a Marathon. My brother is never going to get better. My life will never improve. Things will never get better. I’ll never find … Continue reading

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Fleet Feet – A Meditation on Miles

A guest post by my friend Kat. ***************************************** Once upon a time an idea so big that it could not be spoken was scrawled down and tucked away, safely into a journal. I think I want to run a marathon. … Continue reading

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Tales of Grief and Gratitude

Today, it is November. Today, after wrestling with a hip injury for the past few months, I was finally cleared to run. Today, the big picture was that there was a shooting at LAX. This shooting at LAX was (yet … Continue reading

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The Taper Monster

…There’s not much you can do in the last few weeks to improve your performance, but there’s a lot you can do to mess it up. – Ben Hurley, Marathon Tapering Tips: Why The Last Two Weeks Matter I hate … Continue reading

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To The Lighthouse, Once More

The WoWs went to Montauk over the weekend.  It was two days filled with girlfriends, dogs, wine, and sunshine. Roo was pretty pleased about this. On Saturday, Bethany, Sonja and I decided to go for a morning run out to … Continue reading

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Thirty Days

Today marks 30 Days till Race Day for the NYC Marathon.  This will be my 13th marathon and my brother’s first.  We will run together — and on November 3rd, we’ll be a marathoning family. I asked my brother to … Continue reading

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Tokyo for Beginners

I am known for saying: Let’s run away to [Insert name of city.] As I mentioned, about six weeks; two months ago, I said to Paul, Let’s go to Japan. And Paul said, Okay. So we planned a 10 day … Continue reading

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