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Posted Oct 13 2009 12:00am
Hi everyone--Well, here I am, a dinosaur in my industry (publishing) trying to make a go at journalism in the new world. Not sure how effective I'll be, but let's give it a whirl!

First let me explain the title of my blog--Miss Zippy. I've been running for over 10 years now and back when I ran my first marathon in 1998, I trained with my close friend Mike. He and I entered the training at about the same speed, but as the training went on and the runs became longer, it became a bit easier for me to log the miles. Mike is an awesome short distance runner/sprinter (I am definitely NOT) but I was the stronger at the longer distances. To express his displeasure at this he would always yell to me "hey, Miss Zippy, slow down!" While I don't feel the name Zippy should apply to me and my speed, it always brings back happy training times so I'm going with it.

Anyhow, I hope to use this blog to chronicle some of my favorite running adventures and discuss some of the topics du jour of the running world. I'd love feedback from my readers (I hope to have some soon!). I'll probably throw in some fodder from the other side of my life too--many running moms out there will be able to appreciate where I am coming from on these topics.

I'm looking forward to hitting the roads with you!
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