Category Archives: marathon training

A Love Song for Running

This week, I polled my Facebook folks for blog topic suggestion.  Gina, my longtime friend, Maid of Honor and fellow distance runner’s suggestion was fun: “These are a few of my favorite (running) things.”  So here I present, in no … Continue reading

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Running with a Coach

Like most distance runners, I am at least mildly neurotic about my body.  We have to be, our body is what lets us perform our sport.  For instance, I won’t listen to any of your advice about the health of … Continue reading

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ASICS Speedstars ARE Stars!

I love ASICS.  I love the way their sneakers hug my feet with the just the right amount of hug.  Like a hug from your sister.  Not a hug from your best friend after a one-year separation and not a … Continue reading

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Why I am Eating Butter with Peanut Butter

Special blog, cowritten by Erin Poirier + Janna MacKay My dad isn’t too happy about my plans to run across The Gambia.  “You’re just a little slip of a thing.  It’s too much running!” he says.  Somewhat true. I am … Continue reading

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How Katherine Will Save the Day

Update, May, 2011: Unfortunately Katherine will be unable to join my support team in The Gambia. I’ve shared with you how touched and grateful I am that my massage therapist, Katherine Tidman, is working hard to pay her way to … Continue reading

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Asics Sponsorship & Eating Pink Words

My “campaign CEO” Luke MacDonald came up with another Love4Gambia campaign win for me this week.  He pitched my campaign to run across The Gambia to Asics and together they are sponsoring my footwear.  This sponsorship begins now, in my … Continue reading

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Seinfeld on the Track

I train twice a week with coach Cliff and club members and I was thinking that I would write a blog about a hard track workout.  It would describe what I think about, what it feels like, how I get … Continue reading

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Kinetesis Sports steps up to keep me running

Let me tell you a little bit about you Dr. Jason Gray & Kinetesis Sports Injury & Performance Clinic.  Like several kind others, Jason will be helping me reach my goal of running all the way across The Gambia through … Continue reading

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The Meaning of “Support”

Ashley here! So I was thinking yesterday about what it really means to be Erin’s personal medical support staff. Most people would think that it would be making sure Erin does not get sick and die. Good thought. But, as a … Continue reading

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Aerobics First Joins Team!

Aerobics First is our premiere community running store.  It  is locally-owned, community driven, and is dedicated to both promoting active lifestyles and supporting active individuals through their own athletic challenges.  I have a special affinity for the store because I … Continue reading

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