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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: Training Week 14 – Tapering

I finished out the week — this morning, actually — with an 8-mile easy run. This was my last long run until the half marathon, which is just one week away. The week was good, but I had a lot … Continue reading

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Kristen R: Training Week 13 – Last Long Run

And so it begins: The taper. I had my last long run yesterday — another 12-miler. One of my running partners has a bum hip and another had planned to join me, but  she had car trouble and wasn’t able … Continue reading

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Kristen R: Along the Way You Do Your Very Best

Another busy week in my house, but I’m juggling the running — mostly. I had to cut Tuesday’s speed work short. My 7-year-old had to test for her next tae kwon do belt, so I took her that evening and … Continue reading

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Kristen R: Training Week 12 – The Speed Demon

Let me be clear: I am not the speed demon. If you’ve been following along, you know well and good that I am not the speediest of runners. But my 7-year-old? The girl is fast. So fast, in fact, that … Continue reading

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Kristen R: Running schizophrenia? Just move on

I was all set to write about the low mileage week I’m having. My plan was to confess that I haven’t stuck to my training schedule because of mental and physical fatigue; I was going to ponder why I’ve hit … Continue reading

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Kristen R: The Bits are Back – ENERGYbits!

A while back, I was sent a sample of ENERGYbits to review. My review was fairly neutral, which is about how I would chalk up the run I had the day I tried them. I remember that run because it … Continue reading

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