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Mile #1

Today I went out for my first run of the summer.  You read that right.  On August 10th.  This is not really the best news for me.  My plans for the summer had involved marathon training for both Marine Corps … Continue reading

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Preparing for Lift Off – Training & Traveling

Hi folks!  Addie here.  I am fresh back from my second experience at the grown up summer camp Camp Grounded.  You can read all about my last experience there (and what it meant to be there as a runner) here!  I … Continue reading

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Training – Marine Corps & New York City Marathons 2016 – FAQ

Addie here!  Ever since I have told my family, friends, and coworkers about my fall plans, I’ve been getting some questions.  Here are my top ten favorites: 1 – Do you really think this is a good idea? Absolutely not. … Continue reading

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Double Trouble 2016 – Training for Pain!

It is that time of year again!  I am ready to declare that exactly five months from today I will be joining the field of runners at the 41st Marine Corps Marathon.  Not only that, but exactly one week later I … Continue reading

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The Joy of Race Sweeping

If you’ve never worked or volunteered for a race, it is easy to be unaware of how many jobs there are to be done to pull off an event successfully.  I am a frequent presence at Metro Run & Walk … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned in Six Years of Running

Yesterday marked the 6th anniversary of my first ever 5k.  Here is the adorable photographic proof:   Prior to that date I would have absolutely been one of the people who declared they only ran when chased.  I am 100% … Continue reading

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Running in the Grip of Mental Illness

I believe I was 12 years old when I had my first panic attack.  I was laying on a couch, it was December, and we were watching a special where different religious leaders were discussing the after life.  And suddenly, … Continue reading

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Want to love running? Run with kids!

When I talk about running with adults who don’t enjoy it, the reactions tend to be strong.  The most common I hear is “I only run if something is chasing me.”  I think, maybe, these adults forget how much fun … Continue reading

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What Does Runner Safety Mean (for Women)?

Every time we lace up our shoes to head out for a run, every time we cross a street or a driveway, and every time we encounter unfamiliar creatures – we need to consider safety.  Runners (and walkers!) face a … Continue reading

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We LOVE Free Stuff!!

Free shirts, free gear, free fun run, free pie…….I mean – who DOESN’T love free stuff?  Particularly when your free stuff could maybe result in EVEN MORE FREE STUFF!  Or – free stuff that results in something as delicious as … Continue reading

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