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Grape Gallop 5k

I recently posted about being contacted by the organizers of the Grape Gallop. A few weeks ago I went along to their 5k at Alba Vineyard. The race start was 10am and I arrived at about 8:50. When I got there, … Continue reading

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Not racing

It’s been a lot longer than I intended between posts. In that time there have been ups and downs, and with the Newport 10k imminent I have to decide whether to run. So far, I have not been able to run … Continue reading

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Cautiously coming off rest

I hadn’t meant to leave it this long to update on progress. Originally when I signed up for the Newport 10k again as an official blog partner, I was hoping that the race might be my comeback. In my last … Continue reading

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Grape Gallop races (run and taste)

I was recently contacted by the organizers of the Grape Gallop series of races to see if I would be interested in running one of their races, and to offer a discount for my followers (RUNNJ17 will give $3 off … Continue reading

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Garden State 10 – spectator recap

Sunday morning saw the inaugural Garden State 10 mile and 5k races. As I am not able to run I was there to support RVRR members in the races. The last time I attended a race without running I had … Continue reading

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Time to rest and reset

Today I did this: Despite overall progress I decided it was better for the long-term for me not to run a half marathon. My 6 mile run this weekend, shorter than planned, ended with some pain in my ankle. The … Continue reading

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Race processing fees

Recently I read Madeline Bost’s Running Column post about race processing fees titled “How’s that again? A fee to do it yourself?” and there were aspects of this article that bothered me. The fact is that race sign up sites charge … Continue reading

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Too early for goals?

As progress continues, albeit inconsistently, I want to look ahead. So far my race plans have consisted solely of races I signed up for a while ago – The United NYC Half, The Garden State 10 miler, and The Novo Nordisk … Continue reading

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When you just don’t want to stop

Last time I wrote I was cautiously optimistic about running. Unfortunately that optimism didn’t continue. Although my ankle issues are mostly gone, a run last week caused me to take another break. This time, the same muscle tightness issues caused … Continue reading

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Setbacks and restarts

I intended to keep up this blog with my progress as I tried to get back to running regularly. A couple of times I was about to write something and then had a new setback. Looking back I suspect my … Continue reading

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