Etiquette Edification

It' been 547 days since my first "official" road race (wahoo!) - I can still remember the chilly December morning in my hometown - surrounded by my family, cheering squad and wearing more layers than depicted in the infamous Christmas Story movie's red snowsuit.  I stood at the starting line - the same place where …

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We Rise By Lifting Others

It was after listening to Run to the Top's latest Podcast called "What Makes you a "Real" Runner" an interview with Jill Angie, who hosts her own Podcast called "Not Your Average Runner" - Jill said something that inspired this week's post.  She got done telling a story about how she used to train in …

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…if you don't succeed, tri and tri again

With the Spring on the horizon (humor me - yes I know here in the Northeast that means a solid 1.5 months), it was time to start buckling down on the next step in this year's fitness journey. After deciding to give the marathon a second try, I decided that my appetite for challenge was …

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A Recipe for Redemption

A spoonful of sugar may help you fuel on a long run, but you will need a lot more ingredients in your recipe to conquer  your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or maybe even your 33rd marathon With a little less than 39 weeks until the 2018 Chicago Marathon, it was time to put pen to paper - …

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