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Marathon Lookback

As I write this, I’m sitting on a plane, coming home from Chicago the day after running my first marathon in this amazing city. I wasn’t sure how long I’d need to take after the race to write this since my mind is kind of spent, but also because I …

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newbodies Don’t Forget on Test Day

You know that feeling when you’ve been studying for a test, and despite how well-prepared you may be, you’re still nervous because you never know what you might forget when you’re actually in the test, or what you didn’t study and have no tools to handle when the teacher throws …

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Body Shaming Shames Us All

  Body shaming. It’s a phrase that’s being used a lot lately, with many celebrities speaking out against it. More importantly than the phrase being used a lot, the practice of it is being used all too much. And it’s not just for people who are overweight, not pretty enough, …

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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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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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