Just the Vacation I Needed

Vacation seems like a good reason to skip out on one’s usual workout routine. Unpredictable eating, sleeping and activity schedules can make fitting in what is usually routine more challenging than usual. After a few weeks in a row of unmotivated trips to the gym and sloggy runs, I thought I was ready to take […]

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Holy Hills

Several weeks ago, I was fortunate to sit down and meet one-on-one with the BAA’s High Performance Coach, Terrence Mahon. I somehow won a contest offered by John Hancock and the fundraising platform Crowdrise, and my prize was to pick the brain of one of the country’s most accomplished running coaches. 

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March Fo(u)rth!

My cousin’s Jeanne’s favorite day of the year is March 4th. It’s not her birthday or anniversary, but just a play on words that can only be celebrated once a year (March 4th = March forth). Go ahead, try to find another date that it works with.

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How superheroes made me run faster

I was not looking forward to this week’s long run. I have been trying to get over a cold and while the major congestion has passed, I’m still sluggish and breathing hard gets me coughing. So running, especially anything a bit fast, leaves me feeling even worse.

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A Thank You Letter to Mother Nature

Dear Mother Nature, Thank you for sparing Boston from the early morning snowstorm that hit the mid-Atlantic Saturday morning. The forecast at the beginning of the week brought back memories of that first big storm last January. My stomach dropped at the thought that like last year, we might not see dry pavement again until […]

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