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Striving

  Graceful should come naturally, not achieved after grim struggle but worn with casual chic like Audrey Hepburn donning a silk scarf. Elegance too; seemingly easy and simple—often cloaking years of sweat, pain and struggle— like Misty Copeland, dancing. Smiling,

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Now Jodi….

“There’s a thing that keeps surprising you about stormy old friends after they die; their silence. -Ben Becht   “It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, and a day to love them, but

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Be Extraordinary! (here’s how…)

{Use this code to get 15% the Asheville Full, Half Marathon or both: AMY2017AMAROCKS} Running more than one race in a weekend. Yes, you can do it.  It’s fun, different and just the thing to shake up your running routine.  

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Double-dipping: 0f Pirates & Flying Pigs

Do you double or triple dip?  No, not the kind involving chips that is socially taboo.    I’m referring to running more than one race in a weekend.   A lot of runners in the 50 States Club and Marathon Maniacs have been doing

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Courage

If running was scorned, And people laughed at runners- I would still go run. In old clothes, worn shoes, I sneak out, before the birds can raise an alarm. The pre dawn dark cloaks my lonely loping figure, seeking the

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Last Things

Last things, last times.  Some life events are marked by observances or ceremonies so that you remember them as being “the last.”  You may recall your last day in high school or the last Christmas your kids believed in Santa.  Perhaps

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Justifying My Love

When you say you love running, you create an immediate problem for yourself.   Well, you do if make it a public statement.  Chances are one of your non-running friends will–in the very near future–point out that she saw you running

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At Lambeau Field

{Inspired by the Green Bay volunteers, this is for all race volunteers everywhere: Thank You!} The volunteers are already at work, saluting each other as they report for duty. Their brightly hued race shirts band them, a peaceful army filling

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Run Faster. Run for Your Rights. Run.

Ronny tenses his right leg, then starts a controlled, rhythmic jiggle. He’s trying not to distract his three partners at the table.The kid should be turning down Hogan Street toward Hemming Plaza in a few minutes.  Ronny sent her out on

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Time Runner

“Chris, come set the table. Are you up there?  Chris!” “On my way, mum,” he responded, vaulting over the bannister to skip the last three steps and slide into the dining room. Pshew, that was close, he acknowledged to himself,

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