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2013 Tour de Pain

2013TourDePain

According to 1st Place Sports, this race series is designed to test your ability to run three different races in a twenty-four hour period. Your time in each of the three events is added together to determine your place for the Tour de Pain.  I couldn’t decide how to write this recap. Since it was a series of three races so I was going to break it into three, but really it was kind of like one big race since they were run so close together and they all affected each other. I decided to put them all together, so forgive me if this is long!

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2013 Florida Striders Memorial Day 5K

2013MemorialDay5K

This was probably the most fun I’ve ever had at a race.  I’ve been really looking forward to the Florida Striders Memorial Day 5K for a few reasons — some friends (Jenn from Runs with Pugs and Devon from The Food Bitch Blog) were running with us, our kids were running the 1-mile fun run, and it was the first race I was running against with my brother.

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Run for Boston

RunForBoston

I haven’t posted much lately.. maybe you’ve noticed, maybe you haven’t.  When the bombings at the Boston Marathon happened, I kind of pulled back from social media and unplugged a bit.  I felt like I was attacked in a community where I’ve always felt safe and welcome.  I was having a really hard time processing my feelings and figuring out how I felt.  I spent a lot of time watching the news, glued to the television for some reason why this happened.  I have a hard time with not understanding why.

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