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Wedding Planning’s the New Marathon

Whenever I catch up with friends and family this year, I’m asked one of the following questions: How is wedding planning going? Are you and Ben liking the new Queens apartment? Why did your dog move to Hawaii without you? … Continue reading

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The Big Day

This past weekend marked a significant milestone that’s been enthusiastically circled on my calendar for months. No, I’m not talking about watching my little brother marry the woman he loves. And no, I’m not talking about getting the angels back … Continue reading

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The Land of Milk and Honey

I used to think my favorite food was butter. As a small child, I vividly remember sitting in front of an open refrigerator with my hand in the Land O’ Lakes, scooping palm full after palm full into my open … Continue reading

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Ever So Much More Than Twenty

At the risk of sounding like a Buzzfeed listicle, the signs that I’m no longer in my early- or even mid-20s are frightfully abundant. I get excited when people cancel plans so I can be in bed by 9:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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Greece Is the Word, Is the Word That You Heard

Ask any marathon training coach and she’ll tell you the same thing: running is just one part of the preparation equation. Diet, cross training and rest also play a crucial role in the 20 weeks leading up to the big … Continue reading

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Hurdles

A good, creative runner can always find an excuse not to train – this weather is too hot, this weather is too cold, my friend Goldilocks has been eaten by bears – but the excuses I’ve encountered these last few … Continue reading

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At Rest

Some experts say that following a marathon, you should rest one full day for every mile you ran, meaning 26 days of recovery. Others say you should rest one full day for every kilometer you ran, meaning 42 days of recovery. I say you should rest one full day for every … Continue reading

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