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Karissa K.
"Courage is grace under pressure."
"Courage is grace under pressure."


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Domain change!
Hello darlings! This blog will no longer be updated. I had a fight about my domain and lost. (Hence the three month hiatus…) My new domain is . Come follow me there. Update your RSS feed and Bloglovin' subscription t...

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A different kind of thankfulness
I know I'm not the only one who is finding it difficult to feel thankful this year. I know. But I feel like getting this out in the open might help me to find my own grit to be thankful. I've been unemployed/underemployed for nine months now. February seems...

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Taking a Break from Racing: Marshall University Half Marathon
Gosh. So it's been awhile since I wrote. My sincerest apologies… I'm juggling life not unlike anyone else, only currently life's juggling involves less time online. So I ran my third half marathon on 11/10! It was wonderful. I finished with a time between m...

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Part-Time… everything
I'm a part-time worker at several jobs right now... I'm still  under employed. I haven't found a full-time position… So I have taken on a few retail options for the time being. Money is tighter than ever before. I'm more afraid than ever. But I'm also more ...

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A Shiny New PR: Staten Island Half Marathon
Apologies for the late post. Yes, I did run the Staten Island Half Marathon about a week ago (10/13/13). I just haven't had it in me to post a blog. Traveling took a lot out of me and I guess I needed to lay low for a while. Nevertheless, the half marathon ...

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Running maintains my sanity
It does. Running helps me maintain my sanity. Even though I don't do it as much as I should (according to my training program). And what am I training for? I'm glad you asked. :) Sunday, October 13th I am running my second half marathon ! It's exciting for ...

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Today's Run Oozes Awesomeness (for real)
I'm fairly certain that I just had the best run ever. Ever. And it's a taper for next Sunday's half marathon. And it was partially in the rain and almost in the dark. Simple awesomeness just oozes from this experience. Here's why... Blurry with excitement a...

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The Great Race 10k version 2.0
I ran The Great Race again this year. Now last year when I ran it, it was the first time I had ever run more than five miles. This year, I had another 10k, several other 5ks, and a half marathon under my belt. I felt good. I didn't do as well as I felt, tho...

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Adventures in Gardening: Homemade Red Sauce
Yesterday I made my own sauce. I didn't know what to expect since I'd never done it before, but it was truly simple! Here are my raw ingr...

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Conquering Asthma: breathing through my nose
I'm excited to share that I'm making significant  progress on my asthma problem. How do I know? Did I go to the doctor? (No, I don't even...
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