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Feeling Small in Greatness

Soft breaths reverberate slowly around the room, circling the spaces where the air drifts in from the open window. My eyes are wide open. My sisters are all up in...
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Crap I Learned from my First Half Marathon

My sisters and I decided to run the Emigration Canyon Half Marathon a few months ago. That’ll fit perfectly into my training I thought as I paid the fee and...
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Chances

Some people will think it was Trump. But of course, you will probably think it was Trump when you first hear it. I certainly did. Why not think it was...
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A Few Must Have Songs for Your Running Playlist

Maybe it’s just me, but when my jam comes on while I’m running, I have to mentally stop myself from sprinting for the next three minutes and whatever seconds. It’s...
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Look at Me

I’m scared to open my eyes—because then I might see you. I might see your eyes, your black eyes, with pupils like pools filled with ebony. You might want me...
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Running Mantras that Work

Having something to say to myself to get myself revved up for running helps. Here are a few things I tell myself from day to day to get my butt...
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Five Strategies to Break your Phone Addiction

As I drove to work today, I happened upon a strange sight: three cars next to me in each consecutive lane, with each person staring at their phone. It was...
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The Lazy Runner’s Trick to get you out Running…Every Time

If you’re anything like me, that probably means you’re human. If you’re human, then that probably means that you don’t always want to do hard things. After a long day...
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How to Document Your Next Trip… in a Way People Will Actually Want to See

We’ve all been there. Someone–Grandma, Dad, the next-door-neighbor–pulls out a photo album or a photo book and painstakingly describes each photo. Two hours later you decide you no longer need...
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First Year Teacher Problems

What is something you feel could change about this class? Everything. What is something going well in this class? Nothing. It’s my first year of teaching, and it has not...
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7 Ways Women Can Stay Safe While Running

A red truck. A red truck with a dent on the back left bumper. I feel like I’ve already seen this car. My eyes connect with the driver’s as he...
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What can the Young say to the Old?

Follow my blog with Bloglovin The lines on her face explained that she went through a lot of sadness and a lot of happiness. Her life was long and it...
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A Come to Jesus Moment… In the Bathroom

The smells and sounds of the Frankfort, Kentucky Dairy Queen. I knew them well. It was one of my first jobs and one of my worst jobs. My coworkers? Crazy...
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You’ll Find me in the Bathroom.

When I was in the third grade, I loved to pee. Every day during class I dutifully raised my hand and asked, “Can I go to the bathroom, please?” Mrs....
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The Soul of a Runner

When I was in second grade, everyone knew Alyssa Grenfell was the fastest runner in Montana City Elementary School. I could outrun every single boy… even Jake, who was the...
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Arthur, My Friend

  The corrupting disease of passing time had finally caught up with Old Man Jack. An unsettling, lethargic BEEP. BEEP. echoed across the silent room as Jack breathed in and...
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