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Elizabeth

Pennsylvania 19355
Stories of running for the rest of us Hi, I am Elizabeth. This blog is about running from the perspective of a woman with a full-time job as an editor, 1 kick-ass husband, 3 insanely awesome children, and 2 wonder dogs. I am no elite athlete. In fact, I am an average runner in every... Full Bio
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GUEST POST: There is a Spot for Everyone by Elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Running By Julia French I saw a lot of people running by me today. They ran at a fast pace, tightly clumped together. All were focused on their run and brightly dressed ... Read on »
GUEST POST: I’m not a runner! by Elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Running One passion for anotherInstead of running, Tom now perfects his nature photography talent, in addition to hiking, biking, and walking.   by Tom Raub ... Read on »
Running the Boston Marathon was a lot different than I thought it would be by Elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Running When I ran the Boston Marathon, it was a strange experience. It wasn’t like any marathon in which I had ever participated. The runners all congregated in the lob ... Read on »
Run for the Red Pocono Marathon Race Recap Part 3 by Elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Running “It’s a dangerous business…going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” from Lord ... Read on »
Run for the Red Pocono Marathon Race Recap, Part 2 by Elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Little by little, one travels farJRR Tolkien. It was a dark and stormy morning…Ok so seriously. It WAS really foggy and it was drizzling rain when we crossed the s ... Read on »
Run for the Red Pocono Marathon Race Recap, Part 1 by Elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I heard some runners around me, sparse as they were in numbers, moan about an approaching hill. A woman behind me said to the woman running beside her, “This hill is s ... Read on »
A Quickie by Elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Running left to right: Steve, me, and Jamie at the finish Just wanted to let my millions of fans know that the marathon yesterday, Run for the Red Pocono Marathon , wa ... Read on »
The Tiger’s Blood is in the Goddess? by Elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Running “The hay’s in the barn.” It’s kind of a stupid expression, don’t you think? I mean, I am not raggin’ on the people who say it. I have said it plenty of times myself. ... Read on »
This Marathon Training… by Elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Running …I wasn’t sure if I wanted to train for another marathon. …I trained pretty hard…pretty hard. …I ran a lot of hills and tempo runs. …I never ran more tha ... Read on »
Preamble of a Long Run by Elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Buddy the Beagle The alarm clock goes off, 6am sharp, spreading a cacophony of rap music throughout the morning blue of my bedroom and startling me awake. I qu ... Read on »
GUEST POST: Running for All the Wrong Reasons by Elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Running by Mary Swanson Phillips Some people are born to run. You can pick them out as childrenthey never go from point A to point B at less than top speed. They are ... Read on »
Flats the way, uh-huh uh-huh, I like it by Elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Clever title, no? It took me all morning to come up with that one. Ahhh j/k j/k more like all night…aahhaha j/k again…actually like 2 weeks. Oh, I do kid, you silly pe ... Read on »
Tell me a story by Elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Remember the guest post I published a few weeks ago by my sister, who ran not only her first 5k, but a Warrior 5k no less? I invite you to share your own running sto ... Read on »
Trail of Dead: A photo documentary of a 22-miler* by Elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Running [just click on the images to enlarge] Important LSD supplies                     Ready to go!     ... Read on »
The Defeat of the Dynamic Duo by Elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I stared at the glimpse of hill ahead. Its foot peeked out, ever so slightly, from where I was, showing just a hint of steeper incline, and had I not known this road ... Read on »
The Lone Runner by Elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So you know that RB and I broke up, right? Wait! You didn’t know? It’s been in all the news. Well, maybe if you spent a little less time reading about the tragedies ... Read on »
DNF-U by Elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I DNF’d my long run on Saturday. I was scheduled to run 20, and I ran 15. I’ve never, Never, NEVER DNF’d a long run before, not while training for a marathon. There ... Read on »
From Ecologist to Warrior: A 5K Tale of a Muddy Sister by Elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sissy (left) and JE--official Warriors You are in for a treat tonight on Elizathon. I have told you a little bit about one of my awesome sisters HERE . Now, I ... Read on »
A grimace and a smile by Elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today I ran the first of four 20+ milers on the training schedule for the marathon I am running on May 15. Recapping a long run isn’t always so interesting, but runnin ... Read on »
It’s a small world after all by Elizabeth Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I was traveling this past week. I don’t do it all that often…but often enough to distress the kids into having abandonment issues and to cause severe resentment in m ... Read on »