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30 things it took me 10,958 days to learn

Today is my 30th birthday. Some people think turning 30 makes you old and other people think 30 is the new 20. I have no real opinion about whether turning 30 means you are young or old, but I can say I've learned a lot of things in the last 10,958 days [30 years]. Things… Continue reading 30 things it took me 10,958 days to learn

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Races · Running

The Boston Marathon Part 2: Running the marathon and all of the thoughts I had before, during, and after the race

SEE PART 1 HERE I signed up to run the Boston Marathon this past September after unknowingly qualifying at the Philadelphia Marathon in November of 2015. I wasn't trying to qualify for Boston, it just happened. I wasn't planning to run any more marathons after I ran the first one, now I've run three. The marathon… Continue reading The Boston Marathon Part 2: Running the marathon and all of the thoughts I had before, during, and after the race

Life

The Boston Marathon Part 1: traveling to New Jersey, The Real World apartment, selling Sparkly Soul Headbands, and everything else that has nothing to do with actually running the marathon

On Wednesday, April 12th the Boston adventure began. I woke up before 4 am to go to the airport so I could fly to New Jersey to run the Boston Marathon. This made very little sense to all of the strangers I felt obliged to make awkward small talk with in the airport. I just let… Continue reading The Boston Marathon Part 1: traveling to New Jersey, The Real World apartment, selling Sparkly Soul Headbands, and everything else that has nothing to do with actually running the marathon