Tag Archive: marathons

Jul 16

It’s All about the Cake!

My occupation is a national director, working for the American Cancer Society – an job that I have loved since the day I began in the “field” 18 years ago. I am an event planner, volunteer manager, relationship coordinator, fundraiser — basically a party planner that celebrates  & raises the much needed funds in the …

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Apr 20

My Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon is my favorite marathon. To qualify for Boston is a badge of honor. It is the “Grand Daddy” of them all. When you say you have run the Boston Marathon you can feel the deserved respect. It isn’t an easy marathon to train for, even though the marathon distance is still just …

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Sep 30

Why??? Because I can!

I hate to admit it, but I have been struggling. I’ve gotten the majority of my runs in, but I’ve missed more this time around then my last marathon training stint 11 years ago. In 1999, my first go at this crazy event, I maybe missed 2 runs in the 7 months leading up to …

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Sep 14

Vermont 50 miler – It’s all about Survival

It was mentioned somewhere in my reading about ultra marathons, that when it gets to these long miles it really isn’t about the “racing”, it is about survival.   It struck me as amazing that after one year and a few months since diagnosis that I am embarking on a new journey, a 50 mile …

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