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What it feels like to run your first marathon.

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Indescribable. When Tony and I pulled into the University of Southern Maine parking garage, it was torrential rain. I looked out at the runners around me (who were intelligently wearing rain jackets or trash bags, which I did not think to do), and I thought, “Do I really want to put myself through this for five-plus hours? […]

It’s race day again! In usual fashion, I don’t have much time to write, but I wanted to say something as I eat my oatmeal. A year ago I was sitting in our packed-up apartment (the race was a few days before we moved into our house). I was scared as all hell. I had […]