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It takes a village to qualify for Boston--my love letter for BFF

I am breathing the rarified air of Boston Qualifiers, and I am dumbfounded. This was hands-down the best marathon experience of my life. I ran solid, never took walk breaks (except once through an aid station), and had a big kick at the end. 648 more words


Picking a Goal Marathon....Again

Since running my first marathon in 2012, my goal has always been to get to Boston. Or, more specifically, to get a Boston Qualifying time. I distinctly remember telling a friend that I hated the marathon, but I wanted to get that elusive BQ and then I may not even… 1,204 more words


The Long Journey Home

Even though our group is beginning to disperse, I still have another full day left in Beijing before my flight home to Boston. One by one our group departs – some leave for their home countries and others continue on their epic journeys through Asia and beyond. 645 more words


Only skies.

As previously mentioned in my last blog post, life is a journey and I  just “gotta love the miles“. Without the hills, how can one appreciate flat roads by the harbor? 219 more words

Women's Running

Race Recap: BMO Phoenix Marathon

Or, “The Race That Probably Shouldn’t Have Been a BQ, but I Somehow Managed It Anyway”

I’m sitting here Sunday afternoon, watching the snow fall and trying to figure out how to write this post.  2,293 more words

Phoenix Marathon

I did it. 

Phoenix Marathon: 3:34:43

It was painful and a literal sprint to the finish, but I pulled that BQ with 17 seconds to spare! 

Phoenix Marathon