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Anne Greenawalt
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On Saturday, I competed in a 5K cross-country running race around a vineyard in Biglerville, PA. My crazy mom and my crazy boyfriend raced it, too. Selfie at the starting line There were more hills than I expected, but overal...
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My mom shares her first 15K trail running training and racing experience. 
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Photo from TrainingPeaks.com At the beginning of May, I had an “oh shit” moment when I realized that I was competing in the 4.4 mile Greater Chesapeake Bay swim in 6 weeks, but I hadn’t been swimming more than 5 or 6 times in...
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Please help me compile a list of kick-ass songs by women that would make great sports anthems and aren’t about love or beauty or boys AND don't refer to women as girls or ladies. 

The only ones I've come up with so far are Roar by Katy Perry and Applause by Lady Gaga.
Are there any sports anthems by female musicians or bands? I’ve been searching for a great sports anthem by a female band or musician to pair with the video project I’m creating on why women compete in sports. My search has t...
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I’ve been lifting weights — semi-consistently — since I was about 13 years old, but I kept hearing that, as a female, weights were supposed to get me toned and give me muscle endurance. So lifting weights as a girl meant lift...
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One of the most challenging aspects of working out, for me, is getting motivated to get to the gym. Or the pool. Or the trail. But I've known this about myself for years, so I have slowly been accumulating a home gym. I l...
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Great training quote from Gold by Chris Cleave.
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Inspiring words and photos from inspiring athletes. Please enjoy and share!
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Submit your responses and photos: Why do you (female athletes) compete in sports?
I want call attention to and break free from the inequalities that exist in the language and images used to represent competitive female athletes, and I’d like your help. How You Can Help: Why Do You Compete in Sports? I invi...
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I Eat a High-Fat Diet: Do I Need More Carbs?
I’ve Bulletproofed my diet . I started this in about April 2013. My boyfriend at the time did all of the research on it and told me to try it. It took some coaxing, but I did it. I didn’t do much of my own research on it at the time—I just trusted him to te...
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writer and college writing instructor
Employment
  • Self-Employed
    Freelance, 2008 - present
  • Shippensburg University
    Communications/Journalism Instructor, 2014 - 2015
    Full-time visiting professor
  • HACC
    Composition Instructor, 2011 - 2014
  • Millersville University
    Composition Instructor, 2012 - 2014
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Female
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a fusion of creative writing and competitive sports with a twist of feminist intent.
Bragging rights
published a short-story collection called Growing Up Girl
Education
  • Penn State Harrisburg
    D.Ed. Adult Education, 2013 - present
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
    MS Communications, 2010 - 2011
  • University of East Anglia
    MA Creative Writing, 2006 - 2007
  • Hamilton College
    BA Creative Writing, Women's Studies, 2002 - 2006
  • Mercersburg Academy
    High School Diploma, 2000 - 2002
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Interview with Rebecca on Training for and Competing in Her First Olympi...
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Rebecca and met when we played on the same softball team when we were about five or six years old, and late we swam together on our high sch

Swimming a 5K Is Significantly More Difficult than Running One
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On Saturday, I competed in a 5K cross-country running race around a vineyard in Biglerville, PA. My crazy mom and my crazy boyfriend raced i

This Is Spartaaaa!: My First Sprint Spartan Race
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As an early birthday present, Brian registered us for the Sprint Spartan Race at Blue Mountain Ski Area in Palmerton, PA on July 18. I thoug

Anatomy of a Home Gym
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One of the most challenging aspects of working out, for me, is getting motivated to get to the gym. Or the pool. Or the trail. But I've know

A Sprint Triathlon in Photos
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Mason Dixon Triathlon 2015, Gifford Pinchot State Park 1st Place 30-34 Women, 6th Place Woman, 32nd Place Overall Race Results Dropped over

The Angel That Ran Beside Me
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I am excited and delighted to share my mom's competitive sports story about how she challenged herself and succeeded in completing a 15K mou

One Moment of Pain
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Training quote from Gold by Chris Cleave "The only way you could bear the training, and certainly the only way you could endure the pain of

Preparing for a 4.4 Mile Open Water Swim
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Photo from TrainingPeaks.com At the beginning of May, I had an “oh shit” moment when I realized that I was competing in the 4.4 mile Greater

VIDEO - Female Athletes: Why Do You Compete in Sports?
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Inspiring words and photos from inspiring athletes. Please enjoy and share!

Any Sports Anthems by Female Musicians?
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Are there any sports anthems by female musicians or bands? I’ve been searching for a great sports anthem by a female band or musician to pai

Why Do You Compete in Sports?
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I want call attention to and break free from the inequalities that exist in the language and images used to represent competitive female ath

Lift Heavy Weights, Even If You're a Woman
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I’ve been lifting weights — semi-consistently — since I was about 13 years old, but I kept hearing that, as a female, weights were supposed

My First Masters Swim Meet of the 2015 Season
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My legs hurt. You’d think that after swimming, my shoulders and arms would be sore, but that isn’t the case. It’s my legs and back that are

I Eat a High-Fat Diet: Do I Need More Carbs?
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I’ve Bulletproofed my diet. I started this in about April 2013. My boyfriend at the time did all of the research on it and told me to try it

Traveling Calisthenics
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I’m traveling across the country to visit my brother and niece for three days (plus two travel days), and I’m not going to have gym access,

2015 Great Chesapeake Bay Swim
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I am so excited to announce that I was accepted to participate in the 4.4 mile Great Chesapeake Bay Swim on June 14, 2015! Hundreds of swimm

2015 Multi-Sport Training Schedule
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There are so many athletic events I’d like to participate in this year, like a few swim meets and open water swims, 15K or half marathon tra

How to Know You're a Writer (In GIF Form) | Nathan Bransford, Author
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Check out this blog post by Nathan Bransford, the author of the Jacob Wonderbar series

Anne Greenawalt: Writing = Pain or Pleasure?
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“I would quit while you're ahead. Really. It's an awful field. Just torture. Awful. You write and you write, and you have to throw almost al

Anne Greenawalt: Short Stories in the Digital Age
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It might be a good time to be a short story writer. The New York Times published an article about the resurgence of short stories because th