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Amanda Ravens
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Marathon Monday has come and gone and I am left with a high that I have never felt before. Its Wednesday and I'm still not sure I've come down yet. When thinking through how I was going to write this final entry, I struggled on where to start. Lets begin at...
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Pre-Race Emotions
I'm splitting this week's post into two segments: 3 days until race day and race day itself. We begin on Friday, April 18th: On Friday Morning I woke up anxious. I thought to myself,  'ok, today is going to be stressful.' The days leading up to Friday alter...
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One Year Later
On the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon attacks,
I can’t help but reflect on the last year and what it has meant to me. I was unsure how I would feel today. I thought I would be
OK, it’s been a year, after all. However, when I turned on the news ...
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21 Miles and Counting
I can't believe that I have neglected to post about my latest training developments, but I have been a little busy lately. I left my position as Individual Giving Officer at Spaulding on March 27th and three days later jumped on a plane for some R&R before ...
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Part of Something Big
Yesterday was supposed to be an easy "step-down" week to relax, recover and rejuvenate after last weekend's 18 miler and before next weekend's 21 miler. However, there was nothing relaxing or easy about yesterday's run. I hit the streets with some Race for ...
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Push it to the Limit
There is no better feeling than pushing your body to limits that you never thought were possible. Today I successfully ran 18 miles from Hopkinton to Newton. I had been warned by many about the notorious downhill miles that live in the beginning of the Bost...
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Best Run Yet
This weekend I had one of my best training runs yet. I tried to make a conscious effort to fuel my body with all the right foods during the week, ran both short runs (can you believe 8 miles is a short run now?) and even strength trained at Fitness Principl...
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Goal Achieved
When I began this journey several months ago, I set my eyes on the Hyannis Half Marathon . On Sunday, I achieved that goal. Although I crossed the finish line, I didn't have the best run. I started out too fast, letting the adrenalin get the best of me, and...
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Running on Water
Let me start by saying: I'm Jesus. He was a Jew, too, so its quite fitting that I am just realizing that I must be him. I ran on water, after-all. OK, maybe I'm not really Jesus, but I did run on water, kinda. I was on a cruise for 8 days and knew that I co...
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Can I Do It?
The last few weeks of training have been pretty terrible. I needed time to collect my thoughts before letting people into my mind again, thus I have been pretty delinquent with keeping up with my blog posts. Its not the weather that has me down, but rather ...
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