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My First Half Marathon: It was the most amazingly, life-changingly euphoric of times, it was the most bleepity bleeping BLEEEEEP of times.


In writing about my first half marathon, I could play the standard “what a life-changing experience,” “I’m so proud I finished” and “I learned so much” cards. That’s all true. But what I want to do here instead is provide … Continue reading

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Holy guacamole… I’m running a half marathon tomorrow!!


Hi from fab-tastic PRAGUE! My parents and I are having such an awesome time exploring this amazing city–it’s truly a singular place. From the beer to the John Lennon Wall, we’ve been loving it all! I just wanted to pop … Continue reading

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My Week Without Running: A Tragicomedy in Six Acts


Prologue It was on a cloudy, gloomy afternoon that I injured my knee after doing a routine 50-minute run, about three weeks before my first half marathon. I ran a sluggish 5o minutes, complete with a sore throat, a slow … Continue reading

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Blogging to you live, from RICEing Central!


Today marked my second visit to a Greek hospital (the first being for my shoulder fiasco in mid-October). Because that spot on my knee is still painful to the touch, I decided to get it checked out by a professional; … Continue reading

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Trouble in Paradise


There’s nothing like being sick to bring on a bout of homesickness. Well, being sick, dealing with a knee injury when you’re three weeks out from your first half-marathon, and having to listen to the Albanian boys next door blast … Continue reading

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Adventures in Lesvos: the Perfectionisticus Totallus, Out of Her Natural Habitat


The most amazing thing happened when I got to Lesvos. …Everything went wrong! Aside from the place I had picked to stay at, nothing went according to plan. The bus schedule gave me only two choices of towns to visit, … Continue reading

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The Run from Hell


I arrived in Lesvos on Friday evening, and immediately began scouting for places to run. I had a 9-miler to do on Sunday as part of my half-marathon training, and as I’ve never been to Lesvos before, I was worried … Continue reading

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