Tag Archives: Boston Marathon

Boundless Energy and Achievement – Jill 4 Love4Gambia

In our ongoing lead up to the spring races in which runners and walkers from Team Love4Gambia will toe the start lines, we have been featuring some of the amazing people who are helping us make a difference in the … Continue reading

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Wanderlust and Running Shoes

There is no denying it – I have a bad case of wanderlust.  Always did.  Wanderlust is what brought me from my native Germany to Canada right after high school.  And wanderlust is part of what will bring me to … Continue reading

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Rest is Training Too

It’s now been 2.5 weeks since the Boston Marathon and I’m struggling with something that many distance runners struggle with: how to get the rest/stress cycle just right. Recovery days are important throughout a training cycle. Says Runner’s World, recovery … Continue reading

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On Being a Runner

Fine friends. This week I’m bringing you something a little different. Instead of my own blog musings, I present the 2 best things that I’ve read lately about being a runner. If you are wondering if this is a symptom … Continue reading

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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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Ode to Winter Running

Here we are at the end af January and at the end of a cold snap.  Every year, around this time, hardy distance runners experience a barrage of the same questions and statements.  They come from nice and well-meaning people … Continue reading

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Welcome 2011!

This is going to be an amazing year! I don’t usually make New Year’s Resolutions, I prefer running goals instead. But if I were to make a New Year’s Resolution, it would be to avoid getting hit by cars while … Continue reading

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Proudly Welcoming Sponsor Orthotics East!!

For the average marathon runner, two groups are very important. The first is your training group, your team, they provide camaraderie and support, sharing the work during challenging workouts and can even make running in -12 with snow and wind … Continue reading

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