Category Archives: Challenge

Kristen R: A Year of Running (+1)

So what do you do after running for 365 days in a row? Well, you run again. At least, that’s what I did today. A quick 5k to ring in the New Year — a ritual I plan to do … Continue reading

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Kristen R: December Reflections No. 7 – 10 Days

I thought it would be interesting to look at where my head was about 10 days into this year. Never have I documented a year like this, so the fact that I can look back has made this month’s reflections … Continue reading

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Kristen R: Community – Weekly Photo Challenge & December Reflections No. 5

When I saw the topic for the weekly photo challenge, I immediately thought back to the post I wrote after the Boston Marathon bombing. I was proud of that a piece. Proud to  tap into my feelings after such a … Continue reading

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Kristen R: December Reflections – No. 1

I cannot believe the last month of 2013 has arrived. I keep saying to myself, “Finally, it’s here,” while also thinking, “December is here already?” It’s a strange, conflicting feeling. Never have I recorded pieces of my life in regular snippets as … Continue reading

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Kristen R: Falling short of self-imposed expectations

Expectations are tricky. We set them high, push ourselves, feel the hope and excitement of trying to meet them, only to be let down from time to time. It’s the let-down that stings. It breaks our spirit, forces us backward … Continue reading

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Kristen R: Why yes, that is my rock-hard calf muscle

So the other night, the hubby and I were finally relaxing on the couch after a long day of work, kid corralling, and yes, running, when I busted a move. I stretched my legs out over his lap and gave … Continue reading

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Kristen R: Running with or without a goal?

“Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.” — Mahatma Gandhi At the time, I thought nothing of a very casual conversation I had with a new teammate during the Colonial 200 Relay. Truth be told, I think I was just … Continue reading

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