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June 25, 2020

 

I know this was not the training and racing season we signed up for when we hit submit on the race’s website.  I know some of you have rightfully thrown in the towel on training for a marathon that may or may not happen or has been moved to a virtual option for this y...

February 24, 2019

 

5 Years ago this week, I was getting ready to run the Tokyo Marathon. Anyone close to me knows how excited I get about all things marathoning. I am like a little kid at their own birthday party.  This natural high starts for me at the race expo and ends a couple days...

December 31, 2018

 

It's hard to find the right words to describe my year of turning 50, but I have always believed that when you lead from your heart you are never wrong..

In January, I hit the BIG 50. I won't lie, I was freaked out and even broke down in tears the days leading up to it....

June 17, 2018

 

Comrades 2018.

What a race?! It was epic, challenging, beautiful andddd I will never complain about Boston’s Heartbreak Hill or Chicago's Mt Roosevelt again! It truly is the Ultimate Human race. I thought I picked the easier route since this year was a Downhill run. Af...

May 29, 2018

I came, I ran, I fell more in love!

Boston, where do I start?

You are in a league all your own. They say if you lose faith in humanity go out and watch a marathon. Out of my 91 marathons, yesterday's Boston is right up there with the 2014 Boston. They both illicit raw, h...

December 29, 2017

In 1964, woman were only allowed to compete in races up to a mile and half. It was believed that woman did not have the physiology to run a distance further than 1.5 miles.  That same year, Roberta "Bobbi" Gibb witnessed the Boston Marathon for the first time.  She gre...

August 16, 2017

One Step...On August 16, 2009 I took a step that changed my life.

Prior to that day, I was full blown, focused, driven and all about the clock with every workout and race that I did. Most of my waking hours revolved around pushing myself to the next PR (Personal Record)...

April 11, 2017

Even though this will be my 10th Boston, I still get just as excited and honored as when I ran my first Boston Marathon back in 1999. Remember, Y2K? We all survived that and I survived my first Boston Marathon. In retrospect though, there were a lot of things that I wi...

November 28, 2016

This was my 2nd time running Berlin. First time was back in 2000. Back then it wasn't as big and definitely wasn't a lottery to get into. My favorite part was the Start corrals..so much energy and then running through the Brandenburg gate!!

Expo-The expo was one of my t...

November 17, 2016

First Timer Freak Out! 

It has been 22 years since I was a first time marathoner and 14 years since I was a first time Ironman.  I have since replaced those initial memories of angst, fear, "one and doner" and self doubt with drive, grit, accomplishment and mind over mi...

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