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Race Report: Menifee Half-Marathon

In May, I ran the Menifee Half-Marathon. The opportunity presented itself and my coach, Sebastiian Bol (www.oxfos.com) thought it would be a good idea for me to run it as a training race, as I prepared for my goal of breaking 20 minutes in a 5k. I agreed to take the challenge. And, it was […]

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More Brussel Sprouts?

Seven days ago, I started a vegan lifestyle, to enhance my fitness and bolster my efforts for maintaining my running weight. I’d lost twenty pounds in the last six weeks and wanted an edge to maintain it during the summer, when my routine would change, and invariably, challenges to my eating habits would appear. Last […]

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How to Fix Brussel Sprouts

In my childhood, I was tortured by brussel sprouts. Tormented by them looking up at me from my otherwise empty dinner plate.  I was told, as I’m sure many children of my generation were, “You can’t get up until you clean your plate.”  Though my mom grew her own brussel sprouts (admirable), I just never […]

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My Marathon Story

Here is a message I shared with the amazing people who donated to clean water on behalf of my LA Half-Marathon with Team World Vision.  Maybe you are interested in hearing a part of my story:   Hi! Thank you so much for your donation on my behalf for the LA Half-Marathon. I appreciate your […]

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EPIC Week

So, Daily Mile emailed me the other day and told me that my training week was …..”epic.”  That was pretty cool. Up until that point, what I remembered most about my training week was the last 2 miles of Sunday’s 19 mile training run.  An automated compliment from my training social network wiped all that […]

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