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Make It Real

I’ve run the finish of the MS Run the US – 2013 Relay before. I’ve run it thousands of times. The clarity of the experience is so vivid that I can feel the breeze rush across my face as my hands grip the adult disability stroller carrying my mom in front of me. I see the George Washington Bridge rise…

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My Favorite Place

The Relay moves forward every day and with it, so do I.  It was a quick week up, through, and over the Rocky Mountains into Denver, CO and before I knew it I as entering the eastern Colorado view of the great open Plains (think Nebraska).  After such a scenic 9-days with Bill over the Rockies, I honestly and openly…

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Do The Work

I hadn’t felt like writing lately and I’m not one to force my posts, so sorry for the gap in updates! Truly the last two runners, Clark and Bill, literally covered their miles in what seemed like a cake-walk. Throughout Clark’s 180-miles in 7-days and Bill’s 200-miles in 9-days they each individually had about 4-miles of their whole segment that…

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Bring On The Mojo

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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To Vegas and Beyond

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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Endless Endurance

Well I’m officially on the road again! Wow. Really, what a whirlwind these past four weeks have been! To summarize (ha!), I’ve spent a good amount of my time getting the RV travel-ready, found instructors of my fitness clients, learned (in very general terms) how to film an interview, work my SLR Canon camera, how to save, upload, and edit…

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A Big Year

My deadline was quickly approaching.  I had set a goal.  By the end of September 2012 I imagined I would have a mass of runners to choose from to run the Relay.  We had 22 spots available for runners to apply for.  It would be great.  Every runner would want to do this! Then why did I only have 7…

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Stay Awake Treadmill Challenge

Do you want to be inspired by someone defying their physical limitations? It’s likely the furthest place you have to go is your mirror.  Despite your best excuses, you can defy the limitations you impose on yourself. But you don’t understand, Ashley! You don’t have knee problems/children/back pain/an over-demanding boss… I couldn’t agree more that life can be demanding at…

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Reviews and goals and stuff

There is much to write about: my final The North Face Endurance Challenge races in San Francisco that happened weeks ago; my end of year 2012 in review; my end of year 2012 races in review; goals for 2013; update on the MS Run the US – 2013 Relay… Like I said, much to write about. Unfortunately time seems to…

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Life is…

I’m not gonna lie, I am really looking forward to the weekend ahead.  I’ve packed about as much as one person could into a short three day span and I’m excited to experience all that’s on the schedule. I was supposed to be in New Jersey three weeks ago speaking at the MS Society NJ-Chapter Women on the Move Luncheon. …

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