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Coming Out of Marathon Retirement

After I ran the Boston Marathon in 2011, I declared right then and there that I would never run another full marathon again. “I’m retired, I will focus on shorter races.” This made a lot of sense at the time as I was five months postpartum and would soon be pregnant with our fourth child. 327 more words


Easy 7 mile run and Energy Gels

Today’s run was an easy 7 mile run, and I seriously tried not to run fast. 

Especially now that I know that I need to run a lot faster, it is very critical to utilize any possible means to improve my running. 672 more words


The spirit of play

I often lament the lack of independence in our children in today’s world, at least in our corner of the United States.

Where once we were allowed to run and play aimlessly, and for hours on end, children today live regimented and completely supervised lives. 256 more words

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All The Unicorns

I don’t think about “work/life balance” much. But I do think each day about what is a priority that day. Some days, like last Monday, working out in the parking lot after work was a priority, as what not sitting in traffic for two hours (motivation comes in many forms). 981 more words


Marathon Training: Week Four

“It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard…is what makes it great!” -Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own… 379 more words


This Sports Dietitian handles all those college athletes and still finds time to compete in Triathlons and Marathons

Massachusetts native Jonathan Tanguay was in Colorado, waiting tables, hiking, and trying to figure out what to do with his undergraduate degree in zoology from Connecticut College, when he took a biochemistry course that bonded his various interests. 737 more words


The Great Wall

Wednesday in Seattle started with a run around Conor and Cheryl’s neighbourhood in Woodinville. The houses are beautiful, the greenery is amazing, and there are a lot of fantastic and gigantic houses, so I did a lot of stopping to take pictures. 1,681 more words

Japan Schmapan