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Chasing a goal

In three attempts, I have never started or finished a marathon. These attempts included four sets of running shoes, more than 1,000 logged miles, $180 on registration fees, $60 on a training class, torn hamstrings, runner’s knees, ankle pain, blisters, nights where I slept less than five hours and a weakened pride. Many people have …

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A walk in the park

My boyfriend Josh, my mutt Ace and I just returned from a backpacking trip in western North Dakota. I thought I’d post some photos instead of trying to explain the beautiful scenery. If you ever get a chance, visit Teddy Roosevelt National Park. We didn’t see anyone else in the park!         …

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Finding motivation

Running in Fargo I had to slow down every 10 minutes during today’s run in order to break the ice from my eyelashes. The temperature at 6 a.m. here in Fargo was a balmy 4 degrees, close to a record low for March 8. This is warm compared to some of the past Saturdays when …

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