Tag Archives: running

How to look younger – Part II: I’m really not on the high school track team

I’ve mentioned before that people mistake me for someone much younger than my 23 years. This isn’t usually a problem except for when I’m trying to buy wine and the cashier is refusing me. However, my youth does lead to … Continue reading

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Leesburg 10K/20K Race Recap

So I wrote out this whole post about how terribly I’d trained and what a bad runner I must be to have come in a minute over my last PR for a 10k. Except then I woke up Monday with … Continue reading

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People you meet at group runs

Since my motivation is roughly that of a plankton, I’ve been making an effort to run with other people, hoping to shame myself into speed and effort. I found a local running group that does and out-and-back run for 50 … Continue reading

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How to deal with performance anxiety (Give Up Now)

I suffer from severe performance anxiety. I’m awesome at doing things when no one is watching, but if there’s anyone looking at me, I freeze. With running, I can totally just hide in the crowd. No one’s sitting there going … Continue reading

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How I ran on the highway to get to my half marathon

Thanks to the Frederick Running Festival Half Marathon, I’m officially a half marathoner! I survived and managed a 2:42 time, which was right between my A and B goals. What I’m most excited about, of course, is my new blingy … Continue reading

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Grumpy 10K Race Recap

Good news: My longest race distance is now a 10k. Bad news: I’m still crazy slow. The Brambleton Ribbon Run 5k/10k was yesterday morning at the delightful time of 7:30. I ate some OIAJ of nut butter I’d been saving just … Continue reading

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Procrastination is my friend

I’m starting to get a little freaked out about my half marathon in , oh, a month. In typical Allison fashion, instead of working harder, running more, eating better, etc, I’m running less, getting weird pains that require days off … Continue reading

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