Category Archives: Race Day

Why do we do this? A Half-Marathon Race Day Thought

Why do we do this? It is a question that provokes a different answer depending on which part of the running cycle it is being asked, at least for me. Long distance races require so much preparation, sacrifice and training. … Continue reading

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Maybe I’m not cut out for this marathon stuff…or does it take practice?

  5:40am: My eyes flew open. I realized I still had five minutes to sleep and refused to move until my alarm actually went off. 5:45am: The alarm sounded. Still dark, I dressed wondering why the heck I was awake. … Continue reading

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The Philadelphia Marathon: One Story of Over 20,000

Congratulations to all of the runners who participated in today’s marathon and half-marathon. With over 20,000 fellow runners on a cold, autumn morning, it was exciting to be a part of something so immensely impressive. This was my third half-marathon … Continue reading

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Grete’s Great Gallop: What’s Time Got to Do With It?

My first half marathon was on September 19th. My second was exactly two weekends later on October 2nd. And it was completely unplanned A week after my big race, a friend asked me to run a half on October 2nd. … Continue reading

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A Thank You Letter

Dear volunteers, spectators, fellow runners and race organizers: You “Rocked” it. This is a big thank you letter to everyone who supported the ING Rock ‘n Roll Philadelphia Half-Marathon on September 19th; Thank you for all you did to make … Continue reading

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My First Half-Marathon

My first half-marathon lasted 2 hours, 17 minutes and was more amazing than I dreamed. Here’s where I write the post everyone is expecting – how unbelievable, life-changing and exciting yesterday was. Well, it was all of those things and … Continue reading

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Arrr! Talk Like A Pirate Day falls on ING Rock ‘n Roll Philadelphia 1/2 Day aka Yo, ho, ho – a pirate’s life for me!

Yo, ho, ho – a pirate’s life for me! [tweetmeme http://the13thmile.com/2010/08/15/tlapd/%5D “To err is human, but to Arrrr is pirate.” Request: As you read this, please listen to Tom Smith’s Talk Like a Pirate Day Song. It will get you … Continue reading

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