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8 weeks to Bandera

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When I first started writing a blog, I tried my best to be the ultimate pillar of positivity. People like chipper people without problems, right? The issue is that that just isn’t my reality. I’ve been injured twice as much as I’ve raced, and it’s just a common thing runners deal with, so I’m going to try to be more open from now on.  Continue reading 8 weeks to Bandera

New Focus: Statesman Capitol 10,000

It’s hard to admit when you’re wrong. You set out determined to prove all the doubters wrong. You convince yourself that their advice is overstated and you’ll have no problem overcoming the challenges ahead. But occasionally, something will happen and you’ll have spare time sitting on the couch to think about what went wrong. As it turns out, sometimes they’re right. Continue reading New Focus: Statesman Capitol 10,000

Broken

After Boston in April, I went back to the drawing boards to decide what the next challenge would be. To be honest, it’s hard to think of anything that could be nearly as epic as my experience in THE Boston Marathon, so I decided to return to Houston where I ran my first marathon and see how well I could improve my PR. To do this, I knew that I would need a solid base of fitness – something I haven’t really managed to develop in the previous two years.  Continue reading Broken

6 Months Out: Then and Now

With six months to go until my 3rd marathon at the 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon, I thought it would be fun to look back at the last time I was six months away from running Houston. It was July 2013, and I was a much different runner.

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