Running Category

My October Challenge: A 21-Day Cleanse

A year ago I ran a half-marathon. I spent six months training. It was mentally and physically challenging. At mile 12, I wanted to stop but I knew I had come so far that I didn’t. It was rewarding on so many levels, but my knees were in pain and I’ve spent time recovering in […]

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What a Half-Marathon Taught Me About Writing

I recently finished my very first half-marathon, the San Jose Rock n Roll half marathon to be exact. I had a great time. They had bands playing at every mile, local high school cheerleading squads were there to cheer us on, and tons of bystanders held up signs and cheered as we passed. That’s not […]

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Running & Writing: One Step at a Time

My friend Celena sent me What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami for my birthday. I was training for my first 10K and the book came at the perfect time. The memoir of Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami who has run every day for the past 23 years (at the time […]

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