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One More Breath. One More Step.

August has been a great month. It started with the Tom Short 5k, which we do every year to honor one of Carl’s childhood friends who was a runner. They hold a 5k each year benefitting the General Dacey Trail … Continue reading

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5 Weeks In: Progress, and We Are Stronger Than We Think

Time for an update! We began our training for the NYC marathon 5 weeks ago yesterday. Since then I’ve experienced issues with both ankles and my piriformis muscle (right butt muscle) and Carl has experienced a hip problem that sidelined … Continue reading

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Off We Go!

Our training was officially to start NEXT Monday. But last weekend, on an 8 mile run, I abruptly decided I was tired of waiting to start, so I declared, simply, that we had. It’s interesting, the shift, that the mind … Continue reading

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Central Illinois Fun Run

I grew up amongst the corn and soybean fields of Central Illinois, and this past Sunday included a 10-mile fun run around Lake Mattoon, just outside of Neoga, IL, which is about 12 miles from my childhood home in Mattoon. Ten miles … Continue reading

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Consistency and Commitment

My friend Molly has posted these words to Facebook a couple times recently. It’s exactly what I’ve been thinking. This was my first full week in full-on training mode. In the scheme of things, it wasn’t much, 16.5 miles, but I’m … Continue reading

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NYC Marathon Preparation Begins – One Year Out

We’re just over a year away from the 2014 NYC Marathon. And while Carl and I do not have acceptance letters in our hot little hands just yet, we are expecting them come April. You see, we’ve been denied entry … Continue reading

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Trust The Program

This past Saturday, we ran our second 20-miler in preparation for the Illinois marathon, which is now two and a half weeks away. I felt surprisingly good during the long run. It was windy and warm. Really windy. There were … Continue reading

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