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Sheryl Preston
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Mission Possible, Amica Seattle Marathon - Take 2
The Amica Seattle Marathon is well known for being a hilly (climbing over 1000 feet), often cold and rainy (being the last weekend of November on the west coast), with diverse scenery (runners spend a good portion of the marathon on a highway and even run t...
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Baker Lake 50k - Gratitude for the Process....
Our capability to adapt to challenge continually amazes me.   The
sport of ultramarathon; running 50km+ distances over challenging, mountainous terrain,
scaling 1000’s to 10,000’s of feet of elevation with hundreds of other people, may
just sound like a spo...
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Boston Marathon and Beyond
Just looked into my blog and realize it has been 8 months since a blog update... Deception Pass 50km in December ....Long and short, that was an absolutely amazing day - the training paid off and for the first time ever I was able to actually race the major...
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Failure lessons meet success
My new Mantra: SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS   I know, what a concept!?? I know, its very simple, but something I have overlooked over the past 3 years. For some time I have treated my new-found sport of running as simply a fun, social past-time, never really...
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Respect and preparedness
re·spect noun : respect  1 . a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements. 2 . a particular aspect, point, or detail.     Respect is quite likely the first and foremost trait I have carried on...
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Challenge faces trepediation
trep·i·da·tion ˌtrepiˈdāSHən / noun noun: trepidation 1 . a feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen Trepidation fuels my every step as I run towards my next challenge.  This Ultramarathon's beauty absolutely captured me  http://trailsto...
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Sheryl's running tips and tricks
As a rowing coach who runs for fun I think it is time to share some of my tips and tricks that keep my one foot in front of the other on the road and trail.  Though I am not a great runner per-se, I DEFINITELY enjoy the process of running....and my little t...
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“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” – Charles R. Swindoll
Athlete or not, we all question ourselves.  Questioning makes you strong, completion of the task makes you stronger, figuring out the art of how to actually complete your goal makes you strongest.  So after one (+) years of playing with a new sport I have y...
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Life is short, running makes it seem longer - Seattle Marathon 2013
For anyone who knows me quite well, when the going gets tough I go running.  That being said when the going is not tough, I still go running... I often sign up for random races especially while I am stuck in some emotional rut or faced with some sort of cha...
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Lovely way to spend a sunday morning....
A couple weeks ago, a friend of mine, Andrea, recognized that I needed my a personal challenge (my self-induced challenges are how I cope in life)....so tempted me to the Fall Classic 1/2 marathon at UBC. I could go on, but the long and short of it but....I...
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