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10 days Running challenge

I. Hate. To. Run. I really do. But, I really WANT to like it. So this challenge is in the spirit of change; to changing my mindset to become a lover of running, or at least less of a “running hater.” In order to prepare, I am creating a few up-tempo playlists on Spotify, and reading about proper running techniques and training plans. 134 more words


Turn of the Tides

(The Hermitage, Dunkeld, in all its autumn glory)

I have never felt the need to prove anything to anyone with my running; certainly not to other people, but not even to myself. 394 more words

Keep Smiling

Marathon Training 101

I would like to start with a few words of inspiration: You can do it!

Here’s how I got into marathons:

I began running in high school, when I joined the Cross Country team. 1,182 more words


Running on Happy

“All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.”

- James Thurber

June was epic. I honestly can’t think of a more fitting word to describe a month which included a world record attempt, the Billy Bland challenge, as well as my first ultramarathon?

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Zen Running

The Zen Runners

If you have ever seen The Spirit of the Marathon (and if you haven’t, go watch it NOW), you probably remember the clip about the “zen runners.” (sadly, no clip on Youtube – unforgivable!) These are the runners that run without a garmin. 251 more words


A Full Moon Run Of Legends

Last Friday (the 13th), just after midnight, I met a legend, and together we ran across a nature reserve under the light of the full moon. 776 more words


Sneezing and the Parallax

“There is no truth. There is only perspective.”

- Gustave Flaubert

When I travelled to my childhood home in Germany this weekend, little did I know that I would also discover a thing or two about perspective.

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