Tag Archives: challenge

Comforting, challenging love

Finally got to go back to church yesterday! I teach Sunday School once a month and it’s always fun to see all of the little faces running down the aisle. But yesterday wasn’t my Sunday to teach, so I got … Continue reading

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“Never underestimate the strength of a woman. Never f**k with one who runs 26.2 miles for fun.”

I was so ready for the marathon to be over. Ready to resume a normal life that involved innovative things like vegetables (and not copious amounts of carbs) and staying up late and other asundry things. May 3 started for … Continue reading

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To play it safe is not to play

I had 6 miles scheduled for Tuesday, then 3 miles Thursday, and a daunting 12 miles for Saturday. Though I knew it was a bit chilly out (around 33 when I left,) I couldn’t bear running 6 miles on the … Continue reading

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Sidewalk to the danger zoneeeeeeeeee

I had 9 miles on the docket this weekend – longest run of 2015 thus farĀ . I knew Pittsburgh was supposed to get about 1″ of snow Friday night into Saturday, so I figured it would be long monotony on … Continue reading

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Grit and grace

Gymmed it the other day – I’ve decided that until marathon training starts in January, I’m going to focus on weight training a little more. So I chose only to run 3 miles, but I had some pent-up frustration to … Continue reading

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Trying to breathe

“The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” – Job 33:4 I went to church this morning and worked in children’s worship – I volunteer once a month in the 4- and 5-year-old … Continue reading

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Page turning

I am running the Great Race 10K at the end of September, and I have been trying to find the motivation to run. I go running and run 6-7 miles so I will be okay, but sometimes it feels harder … Continue reading

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Sweat, sweat everywhere

I’m here in Hong Kong! (We will ignore the fact that I’ve been in Hong Kong for 12 days and today was the first day I had motivation time to run…but time is definitely limited here.) I knew I wanted … Continue reading

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Veni, vidi, vici

(For the pre-marathon reflection, go here.) “And here comes our Corral D runners!” And with that, I stepped across the timing belt and started my first marathon. We ran in the Strip District for awhile, then crossed the 7th and … Continue reading

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Gu-tastic

Running friend and I went shoe shopping on Friday and I got myself some sweet Asics Gel Kayanos (I’ll be running THE marathon in these very shoes! squee!) and some new Superfeet. Then went to the bar and got half-price … Continue reading

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