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Mary McManus, MSW
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Go the distance with strength and courage!
Go the distance with strength and courage!

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Bermuda Marathon Weekend: On Pre-Race Jitters-Why Am I Going To Miss Out on the Fun!
As we added on miles, my right hip and back caused me a lot of pain. With the support of my chiropractor, meditation, doing the work of Dr. Joe Dispenza and sheer will and determination, I made it through training. But would I make it to the starting line? ...
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Bermuda Marathon Weekend: It's a Sign
We woke up on Friday morning to Bermuda birds singing and this view: Before a race I am consistent with having my oatmeal. I brought packets of Trader Joe's oatmeal with me but, unlike last year, was not going to restrict my enjoyment of food until after th...
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Bermuda Marathon Weekend: Inspire
Two years ago in Bermuda I met Denise Holbert McMillin. Her husband Mack was seated in the row that Tom and I were seated in on our Delta flight to Bermuda, and Denise was in the row behind us. They are from Kentucky! We found out that he is her race concie...
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Bermuda Marathon Weekend: How Did We Get Here?
When Tom and I left Bermuda after Bermuda Marathon Weekend 2017 , we had no plans to return to Bermuda anytime soon. We had seen photos of our friends in Key West for a Half Marathon and had begun our research to make that our destination race for 2018. "On...
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Countdown to Bermuda: Visualization and Mental Rehearsal
You can see Team McManus coming into the finish chute at 2:43:17 of the 2016 Bermuda Half Marathon: Facebook told me that 3 years ago today I was at MRI Shields with my husband for a "date night." The purpose of the MRI was to find out what was going on in ...
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Countdown to Bermuda: I am a runner!
During taper time it's easy to have the memories of Easy Out Alper come to the surface. Can I really go the distance for the 3rd time in as many years? Do I deserve to be among the running community given how slow I run? Do you even call that running? I thi...
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Countdown to Bermuda: The Last Workout is Done Before 13.1
Team McManus trained for 5 day training cycles every week from May through December. We trained through heat, humidity, rain, cold, snow, very cold, rainy and cold and perfect weather conditions during our journey on the road to Bermuda Marathon Weekend. We...
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Countdown to Bermuda: A Daring Adventure or Nothing At All!
We know that taper time can wreak havoc with us. The downshifting of energy to have lots in the tank on race day and allow the body to recover is a crucial time but that's when mind games can take over if we let them. After a track and treadmill run last Sa...
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