A New Way of Racing

” In the present there is no pressure.” –from Mind Gym by Gary Mack, p. 136 The way I approach racing has dramatically shifted in the past few months and it is an incredibly positive shift. I’m racing in the moment. For me, that means going into a race focus on effort instead of a [...]

Training Update and Race Recaps

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Last week was a great week. Great because it was a step-back week and I thoroughly enjoyed taking two days off and running less mileage (I cut down from 60′s to 38 miles) and great because it ended in a fantastic weekend of racing. Lets talk training first. I think step-back weeks are essential. Essential [...]

What’s Your Story? Embrace the Hill t-shirt Giveaway


Everyone has “hills,” those seemingly insurmountable obstacles that catch us by surprise, lay waste to our resolve, threaten our hope and leave us feeling weak and powerless. I’ve shared a few of the “hills” I’ve encountered here on the blog. I’ve been amazed and encouraged as people who have purchased the shirt share the “hill” they [...]

Stroller Running Tips


Last week the kids and I got out for our first stroller run of the season. After not running with the stroller for a while it took me a while to gather up our things and prepare for the run. Stroller runs can be a lot of fun and a great workout, but it takes [...]

Training Update: Recovery and Mileage PR

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I recovered from last weeks Eastern States 20 Miler a lot better than I anticipated, which meant that last week was a really strong training week and a weekly mileage PR for me. I hit 64 miles, which is the most I’ve ever run in a week before. I’m feeling good too; my body seems [...]

Simple Granola


Growing up I used to hate eating homemade bread and granola. I wanted soft, white bread and frosted flakes. Now I’m older and wiser and appreciate the nutritional value of things made from scratch at home. Granola is one of the simplest things to make at home, considering how expensive some of the more popular [...]

Eastern States 20 Miler Recap

Yellow Oiselle Flyer Jacket, Athleta Relay Capri, UnderArmour Heat Gear t-shirt, Athleta PR Tank (did not wear) and long sleeve purple wicking top.

When my watch beeped after mile 17 of Sunday’s 20 mile race and 7:22 popped up on the screen of my Garmin, this thought popped up in my mind: There is strength inside me. I’ve always known it was there…today it has come out to play. I have never felt so strong and confident in [...]

New Shop: Up and Running

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The shop is up and running! For all of you who have purchased shirts, thank you for your support of the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchock. Keep posting and sending those photos of you and your friend in your “Embrace the Hill” shirts and you’ll be featured in the gallery! –Sarah I love connecting with readers! [...]

Where I am Meant to Be

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On Wednesday afternoon, Sophia and I had the chance to spend some one on one time with each other. We had a “Mommy-Sophia” date. Sometimes our “dates” involve some chore, like grocery shopping or errands. But Wednesday it was just about what she wanted to do and she wanted to go to indoor track. I’m [...]