The Importance of Running Partners, Jingle Bells, and Santa


Remember when Bekah, my perky running partner, set a goal to run 12 races in 12 months, but then got snowed out of the December Jingle Bells Run a few weeks ago? And then tried not to panic, because she’s a goal setter and an achiever and omg what happens if she didn’t actually get […]

On December 20, 2013, in Running, by juliejulie

12 Races in 12 Months: A Marathoner’s Story


  12 Races – A story by Bekah, the “perky running partner” I made a race calendar for myself in January. It was an answer to the question “What do I do now?” A question that presented itself almost immediately after finishing the Portland Marathon last year. I was very disturbed by the sinking bluesy feeling […]

On December 8, 2013, in 1, Running, by juliejulie

Running Hills with my Perky Running Partner: walking counts!


As a reluctant, fair weather runner, I can always think of at least ten reasons not to run. On cold and rainy Sundays, I can think of 100. Most of them have to do with how much I hate raindrops on my glasses. And being cold. And feeling lazy. And thoughts of potential bubble baths, […]

On December 1, 2013, in Running, by juliejulie

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