Category Archives: marathon

BQ (not mine)

Another update on my friend Rebecca (the one shattered by a careless driver, who ran her first marathon). Turns out she didn’t just run her first marathon – she BQ’d (qualified for Boston Marathon)! And she qualified by a good … Continue reading

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Exercise & Our Immune System

As I’m still in recovery mode from my 50K run, I think it’s a good time to write about exercise and our immune systems again. I’m thinking about this because marathon runners often develop colds or respiratory infections after a … Continue reading

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Run, Julie, Run – and run, and run, and run….

I finished – the 50K – by mistake. The event was an ultra-marathon festival; the 2 races were a regular marathon (what I was planning on trying to run), and a 50K (what I was not planning on running). Both races … Continue reading

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Run, Julie, Run – Race Day

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep,And miles to go before I sleep,And miles to go before I sleep. Robert Frost from stopping by woods on a snowy evening

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Run, Julie, Run – Day-before-nerves!

I’m nervous. Tomorrow is my first attempt at a marathon, a trail marathon in January in New Jersey. It’s snowing – because it’s January in the Northeast. And I’m feeling woefully inadequately prepared. I had a plan. It was an … Continue reading

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Run, Julie, Run – Trying to Make Lemonade

You all know about the Holiday Blizzard of 2010. Well, this blizzard came at a very inopportune time for my marathon training. I wanted to get in one more long run before the race, and just wanted to RUN! But … Continue reading

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Run, Julie, Run – Marathon Dreaming

Do you have a goal? Are you working toward something? Whether it’s a grand plan or something small, do you have a challenge? I do. I’m going to run a marathon. Or, I’m going to try. I’ve just signed up … Continue reading

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