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Race Report: The Fall Classic Half Marathon

“I. Did. It.” I panted (ok, more like dry heaved) to myself after I sprinted across the finish line. Wow, that sounds way more glorious than it really was. To be honest, the only reason I sprinted across that finish line was … Continue reading

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This is happening.

Six. More. Days. I can’t remember the last time I felt this nervous about a race. Granted, I haven’t been racing much in the past two years, but as the kids says, this one has me “rattled.” Don’t get me … Continue reading

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Ranty McRanterson

Let’s just clear something up right now: the timers at the 5K I ran this past Saturday got it wrong. That’s right, I’m diving right into this mini-rant. I just checked my times and they have me exactly 10 seconds slower than … Continue reading

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Holy s***, I’m training for a HALF MARATHON!

That’s basically a daily thought for me anymore. I wake up, swing my legs over the edge of the bed, stretch my toes and the balls of my feet in the cool dark of morning…and think about my training. I … Continue reading

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No-Go for the Gay Games

After visiting the doctor yesterday, it was decided that my body just isn’t up to the task of competing in the Gay Games sprint tri and the 5K. I have yet to fully recover from my asthma attack in late July, and am … Continue reading

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Swim, Bike, Run, Smile

Almost two years to the day, I have finally competed in my first post-injury/post-surgery TRIATHLON! It was a remarkable experience, highlighted by the uniqueness of the race itself. MRA Multisport in Massachusetts puts on a triathlon called the Summer Solstice Sprint, located in Sutton, … Continue reading

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Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

Three weeks ago I made a promise to myself to relax and have fun while training and racing, and I can easily say today that I have done just that. I haven’t felt this good about working out or racing … Continue reading

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