OASIS Awards 2014 – Feature Photography

Proficient award for feature photography: "Bulldog Strong: Liberty Elementary Closing Not All Sadness." In this photo, students at Liberty Elementary celebrated the last day and their progression to sixth grade with confetti in school colors. There is joy and optimism in their faces, a sense that their life adventure is just beginning. Their shirts read... Continue Reading →

Winter Wish List

I should preface this post with this statement: I am a planner. This means I've already started my holiday shopping, not because I like it or because I'm one of those people who loves the holidays so much that I have a Christmas CD in my car. Just because I like planning. And I hate... Continue Reading →

Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number

After I posted about my first spectator and racing experiences at the Boston Marathon, my friend Heather — with whom I ran Boston the first time — noted I omitted one of the highlights of the trip: watching the Olympic Trials. She's right, of course, but it didn't fit the arc of the story. And... Continue Reading →

Week 7 recap — great week!

Remember last week when I was writing about how there aren't many good weeks in marathon training? Well, when you have one, you should be grateful. And I am grateful. Hugely grateful. Week 7 is the peak mileage week in the Pfitzinger 12/55 plan at, obviously, 55 miles. I still remember the days when I hit... Continue Reading →

My Marathon Story

My first experience with a marathon was Boston. I was a college freshman in the city, and mostly what I remember is being excited that we had Monday off. As I write this, the Boston Marathon race organizers just announced runners had to run almost 2-and-a-half minutes under their qualifying time to make the cut. So... Continue Reading →

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