The bumpy road to Erie

In just over two weeks, I run the Erie Marathon in my second “real” attempt to qualify for Boston. The race is the day before registration opens (though to faster qualifications than I am currently capable of). It’s only two hours north of Pittsburgh, the beloved city where I used to live, and where I’m […]

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Race Report: The Scream Half-Marathon

I raced a half-marathon on Saturday. It was the first half I have raced since last October. And yet, until this post, I have not made mention of its result anywhere. True, I’ve been lackadaisical with blog posting in general – I have a long post mostly written from my trip to Pittsburgh back in […]

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Race Report: Snickers Albany Marathon

Have you ever seen the sand mandalas made by Buddhist monks? Those intricate, colorful, geometric works of art, created so methodically over days or weeks. The process is as painstaking as it is lyrical. The beauty appears long before the pattern’s full breadth emerges. It’s the process, the ritual, the careful consideration of every breath […]

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CycleOps and an Air Force captain – how a bike trainer made my day

I’m four weeks into my current training cycle, and haven’t blogged – I could make a bunch of excuses about work and life in general being insane (which is true), but I am TOO EXCITED to go into all that. Why am I so excited, do you ask? Because people’s AMAZING generosity just astounds me, […]

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Welcome to my running blog!

Hello there! I’m CJ, a writer, runner and blogging fanatic. I’m not certain what I’ll be doing with this blog yet, but I’m sure it will include at least some of the following: *Race reports *Training goals *Training victories *Training flubs (aka ‘whoopsies,’ ‘owies,’ and ‘MOTHERF#&$ERS’) *Motivational stories *Whines and rants *Running related links …and […]

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