My health has had ups and downs over the years. In fall of 2011, I was very unhappy. I had gained a lot of weight during grad school, I felt old and tired, my joints were aching, it was hard to go up stairs, and I just didn’t feel good about myself. So, I decided […]

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Lesson #580

It’s surprising how much easier it is to go for a run when you’re not carrying 25-odd pounds of baggage on your body. Not saying that I … enjoyed … it. I’m just saying it wasn’t quite as horrific as I’d anticipated, given that the last time I went for a run was in APRIL. […]

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So, the doctor’s visit today was inconclusive. Basically, the leg pain I’ve been experiencing could be due to one of several reasons: A simple pulled muscle Blood clot Shin splints Low potassium Stress fracture I’ll know more once I get my blood results back, hopefully soon. But essentially the main takeaways are that I have […]

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So it’s been a busy busy busy few months. Let’s recap. * Trip to Bern, Switzerland was a great time spent drinking way too much beer, catching up with coworkers, and chocolate. Lots of chocolate. * One day after getting back from Switzerland, I ran my third 5k! Most surprisingly of all, I managed to […]

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15 Days

… until I run another 5K! UGH. I don’t know why but I have been seriously not feeling the running vibe lately. I don’t know whether it’s my body rebelling, if I needed some recovery time, if I’m just in a funk or what. It has been a real struggle to get out there and […]

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Back to the Races

So, I ended up taking a break of nearly 2.5 months, but I’m back to the grind– I’ll be running the Boston BAA 5K in mid-April. Ah. Can I just say, trying to get back into running after taking a break is the worst ever! I feel like I’ve lost all my stamina. No lie, […]

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Another (5K) Bites the Dust

This has been an interesting weekend. Yesterday I woke up at 11 and didn’t change out of my pjs until 5 pm. It was pretty awesome, if I do say so myself. Today I woke up, threw on a sweatshirt, wrapped myself up with gloves, scarf and headgear, and headed downtown for the Miss Santa […]

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Run Rabbit

Just wanted to quickly say that I ran for 40 minutes today! Yes that’s right. I guess all that strength training and (not running) is paying off. I signed myself up for another 5K this weekend, so I figured I should probably run at least once before Sunday rolls around. Now, I’m still going to […]

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Boom. I Finished a 5K

Just got back from a business trip out to Palo Alto/Portland last week. Right before I left, I “ran” a 5K with Meredith and Minnie. Our time was ridiculous but in all fairness, we were making sure that Minnie didn’t die along the way! Here we are, celebrating the fact that we all made it: […]

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