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INSPIRE. IMPACT.

Break the Body. Heal the Soul.

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!

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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Are You Ready?

The two most asked questions I got asked as I was getting ready to leave for the start of the Relay were: “Are you excited?” and “Are you ready?”. The answers easily and truthfully being yes and yes, but what does it take to be “ready” to embark on a 5-month cross-country running RV trip? Well, for me I’ve approached…

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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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Good Race. Bad Race.

  Good Race Two weekends ago I flew out to Atlanta, GA to participate in the fourth race of the six-part series with The North Face Endurance Challenge.  I arrived in ATL, I ran well, placed in the female division, and wondered to myself during the flight home what on earth I would write about.  Running 50-miles well and then…

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Painful endeavors

This year I’ve been blogging about my 50-mile races with The North Face Endurance Challenge Series, but really, the 50-mile race is only half of my challenge with TNF.  Through some quick emailing last year with the Event Director, Nick Moore, I found out that no one has run all 50-mile races & half marathon races at all Endurance Challenge…

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