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Tweet There has been a lot to say. I haven’t quite known how to say it. Trying to become fat-adapted two-and-a-half months before your big race? Dumb. I realized that pretty fast, actually, and I had left myself the option of just dropping the whole thing if it didn’t work out. So I did, after

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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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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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