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Published on August 13, 2012, by meg in Book review.

Tweet As I’ve increased my mileage, I’ve gotten crafty about my longer runs during the week. I ran to work on Thursday and was super-proud of myself, but of course I had to tell my coworkers what I was doing. And when they marveled at how far I ran to work, I had to point

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Tweet I haven’t been very consistent on my weekly runs – partly because I haven’t been very consistent on my long runs. I’ve been getting them in, but switching between Saturday (my preferred day) and Sunday (somehow, the day that ends up working best for me) throws me off for the week. This explains why

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Tweet Every race I have trained for has taught me something new about myself. How I approach training, how I think about the race, how I react after – there’s a lot of self-knowledge to be gained in running long distances. Some of it’s profound, some of it’s not at all. The most important thing

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Published on August 6, 2012, by meg in Book review, Diet, Food, real life.

Tweet I’ve talked a little bit about my Hashimoto’s thyroiditis diagnosis before, but aside from annual visits to the endocrinologist to check my hormone levels and make sure the nodules aren’t growing explosively, I haven’t really thought much about it until recently. An acquaintance on Facebook was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer and Hashi’s, and

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Tweet I have issues with doing things the way I’m supposed to. Whether it’s “tweaking” a training plan until it’s unrecognizable or refusing to take more than 12 hours of classes a semester in college (I took summer classes! It worked for me!), I’m used to going my own way. Sometimes people don’t quite get

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Tweet I took a week off of blogging last week (obviously) because my brain needed a break. I took the week before off of running because my body needed a break. I was exhausted all the time, so I focused on meditating and getting good sleep. I was able to start running again this week

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Tweet The escalator at the Pentagon Metro station is broken. This is not, in and of itself, unusual for Metro. Lots of escalators are broken now. One of the entrances to the Dupont station is entirely closed for escalator work. The system is kind of a disaster. But three years ago, it was in slightly

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