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Prague Marathon Training, Week 14

After successfully surviving an 18 mile long run last week, this week was a cut back week. Monday, 4/10/17, Outdoor bike ride: I used to ride my bike outside all the time when I lived near Columbia, despite the fact that I lived in a tiny town and the roads were insane. People drove fast,Read more

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Traveling and Water Safety: What You Need to Know

As you might remember, my trips last year took me to some pretty interesting places. For the two big ones – Nicaragua and Nepal – I would be traveling in developing countries where I wouldn’t exactly have all of the comforts of home. In fact, one big thing that I take for granted every dayRead more

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What I’m Loving Lately: Spring 2017

It’s mid-April and by now we’re well into spring, so I apologize for the fact that I’m just now getting around to talking about my favorite things. I used to do posts like this quite often, but they seem to have fallen by the wayside. Without further adieu, here are the things, people, and placesRead more

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Prague Marathon Training, Week 13

This week, we crossed a BIG milestone – there is less than a month to go until the Prague Marathon! Eek! I’m trying to be as careful with my back as possible while still getting in some quality runs and workouts when I can. Every single day is played by ear at this point. WhileRead more

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It’s Not Always Mind Over Matter

This might end up being one of those stream-of-consciousness posts that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but try to stay with me, ok? I’ve been thinking a lot about phrases like the following for the past few weeks: “Our bodies can do so much more than we think they can” “There’s no limitRead more

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Greer Earth Day 10-Miler Race Report

After crippling back pain on Thursday had me laid up on the couch, all plans for my planned 18 miles went out the window. Although I woke up on Friday feeling better, my coach decided it would be best to play it safe for Saturday. Instead of doing an 18-mile long run with the GreerRead more