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Tweet Well, it’s depressing but true. I have gained 10 pounds since September. My pants are tight. This is Not Good, as I emphatically do not want to buy new pants. I like the pants I have! All is not lost. The pants still fit despite some snugness, so as long as I get back

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Tweet It’s a week later and I still kind of can’t believe it. I still don’t know just what to say. The first 16 miles were amazing. The five after that, not the worst thing ever. The final five? Torture. Okay, maybe not torture. But really, really hard. I had a few problems: My shoes

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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 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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Tweet Though I’ve been running off and on since my college days, I didn’t really consider myself a runner until the past two years. I was a person who ran, but I did it because it was an efficient way of keeping in shape, not out of any love for running. Obviously, that’s changed a

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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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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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