Life · Optimistic outlooks

Nothing to lose or everything to gain

Anything can happen on any given day. Moving to Colorado has been a dream come true while simultaneously presenting me with new obstacles each day. I love the mountains, the fresh air, the beautiful places to run, and the small town where we live. However, I do not love the perpetual rejection I've faced since… Continue reading Nothing to lose or everything to gain

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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

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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