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Dealing With an Injury

It’s been awhile since I have posted. Last year was awesome! I ran my first 50k, then 3 others, and PRed it all the same year. I ran a 50 miler, and did it with no issues. I met a…

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The Art of Patience

As runners, we are taught from a very early stage that overcoming anything is only a matter of time. All you have to do is be willing to work hard and be consistent, and eventually you will achieve that goal;…

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Becoming Ultra: Race Recap – North Face Endurance Challenge DC 50K

“A champion is not made when he succeeds; a champion is made when you look back at the seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, and months he has spent preparing.” – Eliud Kipchoge Flash back to about 4 months ago, and…

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Quick Updates

So a few updates that I just want to get out to everyone real quick. First, in my regular fashion, I have moved the date of my first 50k up to this Saturday of course! On a whim, I have…

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Race Recap: Hershey 10K

This was my third time running the Hershey 10K. I went to school in the middle of Lancaster County PA, right outside of Hershey, PA. This is a very special race for me, as this was my very first 10K….

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Mantras

A good friend of mine recently queried her social followers about inspirational running quotes. In response to her, I couldn’t think of a particular quote, but what immediately came mind were two mantras that keep me running. The first is…

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Community

I first started running with my best friend from college, Amy. We lived, and still do, in separate states, so we did it virtually with one another. We both were using the C25K plan to work up to our first 5k….

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HAT 50K

Yesterday, I had the immense pleasure and honor to spectate at the sport I love so passionately! On March 19th 2016, 329 individual runners set off to complete the HAT 50K endurance race. This was the target race that my…

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Current Race PRs and Goals

Currently, I have completed 3 marathons, 20 or so half marathons, and too many to count 10ks and 5ks. Here are my PRs: 5k: 23:37 10k: 50:06 Half Marathon: 1:56:38 Marathon: 4:02:03 My first marathon was Baltimore Running Festival in…

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