Category Archives: training

7 not-so-quick Hartford Half-Marathons

This weekend I will run my eighth Hartford Half-Marathon, my tenth halffy over-all. After a dismal start to my half-marathoning career at the New Bedford Half-Marathon on a brutal wintry day in 2006, I have learned a lot about myself … Continue reading

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Body and Soul

Four summers ago I had a wonderful morning routine. I would rise at dawn and jump on my bike to ride 25 minutes to another neighborhood of the city where I would meet a friend at the local pool and … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes, Volume 10

— 1 — Summer ends now, now, barbarous in beauty… It’s getting to be just about time for a depressed post about how the weather affects my mood, but I just can’t summon the energy to write it. Symptom # … Continue reading

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Blood, memories and shame (I can keep running)

I never look behind me when I’m racing. I made that promise to myself during my first half-marathon. Chubby, un-athletic, and clad in winter clothes that didn’t do me any favors, I was terrified to come in last. All I … Continue reading

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The Bargain Women Make (or why my heart won’t let me diet)

I have always been unhappy with my weight. Maybe always is a strong term. Until I got to college I didn’t think much about it, and happily porked out during high school with no one giving me much grief about … Continue reading

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Hitting Pause: A Moving Target

In the spirit of giving myself a break, I have decided to hit pause on my blog and repost some of my favorite material for the last ten days of the year. One of the most emotional days this past … Continue reading

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Hitting Pause: Training Through the Winter

In the spirit of giving myself a break, I have decided to hit pause on my blog and repost some of my favorite material for the last ten days of the year. I went out running this morning and had … Continue reading

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