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About etowle

I've been a casual runner for five years, but I only just discovered that I can be a FAST casual runner! Follow me as I train for and run my third (and maybe fourth and fifth) marathon. One day, with unfettered dedication, I hope to be at the starting line in Boston.

I ran a mile!

It went like this. I woke up early, hopped on the treadmill, and walk a half mile. Then I “cranked” up the speed to 6.0.  I know, whoa. I huffed and puffed and my foot hurt a little, but I … Continue reading

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Excitement

It’s been far too long since I’ve been excited to face the day. But tomorrow I will be starting my long road back to running (I hope). Here’s the plan: walk 1/2 mile, slow-slow jog 1 mile, walk 1/2 mile. … Continue reading

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A little inspiration

My Google Reader is filled to the brim so it surprises me when in my daily blog skimming I come across a post that take a hold of me. This one comes to us from “The Happy Runner” who challenges … Continue reading

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Just call me Ms. Dramatic

So last night’s post may have been a bit dramatic. It’s hard to feel like you’re at the end of your rope time after time… after time. My bum foot certainly feels better than yesterday, and I’m starting my stretches … Continue reading

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The Underdog

Not too long ago, I don’t think anyone would have considered me an underdog, but now I look at myself in the mirror and wondered just what happened in the past two years. I know it has a little to … Continue reading

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Training Starts in 3…2…1…

Well, maybe not THAT soon, but Monday kicks off my training for the Disney Princess Half Marathon. Even though I’ve run more than one of these and well over this distance, I’m taking it a little more seriously. I’ve tracked … Continue reading

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To beginning runners…

I don’t claim to be an expert or coach, and I’ve only been running for about five years, starting when I was 25. However, after running many a race including two marathons, I can certainly provide some advice or my … Continue reading

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