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IMG_5107 Happy Birthday America, and what better way to celebrate the weekend than hanging with my American friends: Stephen England from England (he's not only royalty, but the country is named after his family*); Fabian from Mexico; Helena ,Dalmau and Bea** from France; Chris, Jess, Steve, Brad, Nicole, and Jonathan from USA. And to celebrate being in this great country, we ate Middle Eastern food from Sahadi in ...

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A Pregnant Athlete

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You never heard of a mind as perverted as mine–Eminem

There was a time in my life when I wasn’t interested in having kids but was absolutely obsessed with the pregnant belly. I thought/think they are incredibly beautiful, plus the whole thing seemed to be a tremendous athletic feat. I secretly wanted to be a surrogate just to experience the workout. One friend asked, “Do you just like sex without the ...

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Margarette Schotte, @$$-Kicker; Coach Cane, truth-teller

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Preview I have always known that Coach Cane is my biggest fan. He’s an incredible coach, and I trust his wisdom and judgment. That said, I sometimes wonder if his specs have an extra tint of rose in them. We talked about future race plans and his goals for me seemed pretty lofty. To make sure that he just wasn’t blowing smoke up my ...

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Bonnie and Deanna

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Bonnie and Deanna

I have two teammates Bonnie Averbuch and Deanna Culbreath who, on good days, run a lot faster than most. And on bad days, they still run faster than most. In Boston on Monday, both of these stellar athletes had respectable, but sub-par races by their standards. Deanna runs a 1:24xx half while Bonnie has covered the distance in 1:29xx. It’s a common sighting to see the ladies doing 20 mile training runs gabbing with friends and effortlessly running a 7:30 ...

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Glass half-full

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Is your glass half-empty or half-full?

It’s been a veritable petri dish in our apartment with Mr. Cane fighting dengue fever and my fighting bronchitis. With the team opener on Sunday at The Cherry Tree 10-miler, I wasn’t sure until race day that I would actually race. What I was sure of is racing once I stepped on the line. I was NOT ...

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Mirror, Mirror….

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I have a confession. I suffer from body distortion (and no, not body dysmorphia).  In essence, I look in the mirror and don’t see reality. But, how can I? I live in NY and am bombarded constantly by images of beauty.  Before you gasp or smirk that you knew it, I have another confession: it’s not what you think.

Let me backtrack a bit. This summer, I was gaunt. At ...

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Some call it Lazy. We call it Maize.

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The winner isn't the one who works the hardest. She's the one who gets there first.Often those hard workers lack efficiency. So why reinvent the wheel? Cane describes who I am.

 

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Race Recap of Nationals

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“The race starts before you get to the starting line. It’s all about preparation” Cane

 

JC and I flew down to Myrtle Beach the day before the race. Who would have thought there would be delays due to weather in October? After spending countless hours at Laguardia waiting for our flight, we made it down to SC. Terry and Bridget picked us up from the airport and we went straight to the race venue. It was packed with anxious racers and ...

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Another PR for NSQ and JC

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Wedding 040What a way to end the season than with another PR and win. I was lucky enough to marry my high school sweetheart (except he was in grad school when I was in high school and we had not yet met. Details…Semitics…I mean semantics). Anyway, there are a lot of folks who got us to the PR of hosting a wedding for ...

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The Finish Line

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Waiter: I have to ask, do you do P90x? NSQ: No, Quee 90x.

I figured out the taper, the nutrition, and the proper training. I was race ready. What I didn’t figure out was how emotional i would be. While no dry heaves yesterday, I cried. Bawled in fact. I was so fuhklempt seeing all these people whom I love right before me. I could not have ...

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