half marathon

Another Racing First: Alarm Trouble

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Well, I survived every runner’s race day fear: I overslept. Yep. Every time I run the Champaign half marathon something is off-kilter—heat in 2010, illness in 2011, and now oversleeping in 2013. oh.boy. Here’s what happened: As I snuggled into bed Friday night at the iHotel, I set my phone’s…

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Goofy Challenge 2013 Race 1

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Years ago when I started running, I would have NEVER imagined that I would think of a half marathon as a short, easy distance. But something has happened to my brain. All the miles have given me, dare I say, confidence. Whoa. That’s something! Especially for me, a noncompetitive runner…

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Running for Avishi Race Recap

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Who is Avishi? That was the question of the day at the Allstate Chicago 13.1 where As Our Own’s Team Chicago ran in Avishi’s honor. It’s hard to miss more than 100 runners and supporters donning As Our Own racing jerseys! And Avishi’s name was written everywhere. Arms and legs…

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2011 Disney World Half Marathon

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The Patch has been quiet this week. Did you miss me? I was away in Florida, running the Disney World Half Marathon. You may remember that last year Mike and I ran the Disney half marathon together. Well, together as in completing the same race, not together as in running…

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Running for Water Update

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See the Water for Africa info block there in the right column of my blog? It’s there to raise awareness about the water crisis in Africa—for which I have dedicated my half marathon debut. As of today, $830 has been sent to Active:Water to support my $1,240 fund-raising goal! Calculations…

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