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Tweet To combat my total lack of motivation, I’m joining the 2012 Runner’s World Holiday Running Streak. I pledge to run at least one mile every day until Christmas. My training plan for the B&A Half starts in mid-December, so I can definitely incorporate that into the streak, but mostly I want to make sure

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Tweet These races seem like they happened so long ago! I got really busy with house-hunting, so I kind of just forgot to write about them. But they were both cool races. Let’s start with the Navy-Air Force Half. That race occurred on Sept. 15. I had no real plans to race this one, which

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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 put off writing this post for a week because I didn’t have the words to talk about it. It was so wonderful to see all my college friends and their families. It was wonderful to just be together and hang out. I arrived in Indianapolis Thursday morning. I had meant to arrive

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m not entirely convinced that I am really the sort of person who runs marathons. I’m still not sure I’m the sort of person who runs half-marathons either, but since I’m approaching #4, the available evidence suggests that I must indeed be that sort of person.

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A friend recently teased me (very gently) when I said something about how ‘my trainer will help me work up a marathon plan.’ I had to giggle sheepishly because I felt so bourgie saying it, but man, it’s been so worth it. I haven’t lost gobs of weight or anything, but I do feel firmer and more toned and my running is definitely improving.

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am so, so beyond ready for this race! I’m ready to see my friends, to have them cheer for me, to wear my Team Sparkle skirt and shimmer all the way down the road. I’m ready to line up at the start, nervous and chilly and giddy because people I love will be waiting with me.

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