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Mechanics-shemanics

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There’s always something, with no fail. But I think I’m learning to handle the “set-backs” differently now. Adam and I were grateful for our stay in Milford, and were especially grateful for the ease of his route for the final days into his finish. It’s been only a day or two without a mechanical issue to deal with, so, according…

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Bring On The Mojo

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My car wouldn’t start, but it just didn’t bother me.  I had just got done aiding Adam with a Snickers bar & Coca-cola at his 12-mile stop when I went to start the car and all I got was the familiar click-click-click of a dead battery.  I left the lights on.  I got out and screamed to Adam a half…

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Wavering Believer

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Lean not on your own understanding… I have that reminder on a travel mug I bought a few months back.  I have a strong and growing relationship with God, so yes I believe He has my best interest in mind.  Things have always worked out better in the past, so yes, I believe that the paths I’m on lead to…

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thank you will never be enough

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This week I was contacted by the Western PA Multiple Sclerosis Society and asked to run as a member of their team for the Pittsburgh Marathon tomorrow. I graciously accepted and felt completely calm knowing that in 2 days I would be running because I have already been training for the relay. I was told I could either do the half marathon…

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To Vegas and Beyond

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Entering into Las Vegas was a whirlwind of positive emotions and continued Relay obstacles for myself and runner Jay Rawlings. The city marked the end of his journey and the beginning of Segment 3 with runner Adam Towle. Though Jay had to battle with the route and his injuries almost the entirety of his week, as we crested the hill…

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Desert Strength

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It’s not that I didn’t think he couldn’t do it… it’s just, I’m already asking A LOT of these runners. So, logically, who in their right mind would take on the weight of an unpredicted additional 26-miles of running on top of an already heavy mileage week of 182-miles in 7 days? Wouldn’t it seem logical that Jay take the…

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Jay’s Obstacles

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Even before he got here, Jay’s segment #2 has been filled with obstacles. Months ago he was mentally shattered with a severe back injury, only to come around and convince me that the Relay was still for him…that he wanted to do it AND that he still could do it. Upon arrival already the first day of his segment was…

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Break the Body. Heal the Soul.

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Just like that, Chellie’s segment of the Relay is over. It’s hard to believe that 6-days of her running back to back to back marathons has gone by so quickly, but it’s done and past. Segment two runner, Jay Rawlings, and his family have already arrived with the game plan set for some early, cool miles tomorrow morning. Though I…

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Ready, Set, GO!

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I can’t believe it’s Day 4 on the road and I haven’t even had time to update you since our Vegas tire, Haboob, fog storm delays as Aaron and I made our way to LA! What a hectic way to start the Relay. But really, it was unexpected so that’s what I should have expected. One of the reasons we…

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live life to the fullest

Today was supposed to be Marathon Monday…an exciting day that kicked off the Boston Marathon, as well as our beloved MS Run the US relay in LA. Runners all around were both anxiously awaiting as it marks a very special day…not only for the 16 runners apart of MS Run the US and support team, but as well for the…

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