Advice & Philosophy

Mindfully Meditate

Mindfulness – it’s a term that’s being used a lot lately. Do you know what it means? Do you know how to do it? What about meditation – we sort of get what it is, but it may be hard to put into the clearest of terms, and many find …

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Is It Too Much for You?

There are times in my marathon training when I feel like it’s too much.  My legs hurt, my body is exhausted, and I’m mentally spent. There are times when I think about the kids and families at St. Jude and what they’re going through, and it’s too much.  My eyes …

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Mill of Dread

For the first few months of my time as a runner, I only ran on the treadmill. As someone who had a bad history with running, I was afraid to go outside and get stuck somewhere, unable to run anymore. I liked the safety and predictability of running on a …

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Marathon Training Update

So I recently passed day 100 of my marathon training as I prepare for the 2015 Chicago Marathon this October. This is my first marathon, so I thought I’d share a little update as I know there are plenty other first- or never-timers out there who are curious. First and …

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Do A Day

If you don’t know, I’m vegan. And I haven’t been for long (since January). If you did know, then now you know even more. I’m not going to talk about why I’m vegan in this post (I did that before). Instead, I’m going to focus on how I’m vegan. OK, …

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Be Smart About Pain

So I’m sitting here writing this in pain. Why am I in pain? I’m injured. Why am I injured? I’m stupid. But let me explain a bit. I’m in a bit of physical pain because my right calf popped (tore?) during a run the other day. That happened because I fell …

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