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Gotta Go on the Go

There’s not a lot I don’t like about running in my Skirt Sport Skirts. They are comfortable, the shorts don’t ride up, they have plenty of room for my cell phone and some extras… But gosh… on a long run or race when I have to … well…. you know how it goes… “Can I […]

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Rachel W: HOPE

When I was 26 I felt like my life was falling apart. Only six weeks after I gave birth to my sweet daughter, which was a difficult pregnancy and delivery, my mother passed away unexpectedly from an aneurism. It was surreal. She was completely fine and healthy. When I got the call, I was in […]

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Heather H. – Persistence

At the beginning of every year, I always sit down and make plans and set some goals and intentions for the year. So when I volunteered to write about my word for this year, I thought it would be easy. Well it wasn’t as easy as I thought, but I did have one that kept […]

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Liz D: Resilience

What’s life like as an Army wife? Make a plan and write it down on a sheet of your best stationary.  Take that plan, tear it into shreds, throw it up in the air, and dance around in the confetti! I knew going into this venture with my husband, Troy, that life was going to […]

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Jessi A. – Friendship

Perseverance, Stubborn, Crazy…all words I contemplated when trying to figure out what my word was. They were good, but not quite right. Then it hit me. It was around 2 a.m. on a recent Sunday morning when my word finally came to me. I was pacing a fellow Ambassador during her 100 mile ultra; it […]

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I Run For Food. Sanity. Body Love.

I don’t remember my very first running race. I have a photo of myself as a little girl, maybe 7, wearing homemade terrycloth running shorts, a tucked-in tee shirt and knee high socks. I was holding a medal around my neck for placing in the 440 yard run in the junior jaycees track meet. I […]

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Breathe

It’s something so simple, yet something I never take for granted. Something I am more conscious of. My breath. I began running at age 13. My breath would in-out-in-out rapid fire, heat spreading across my chest. As I’d sprint around the sharp curves of the track, I’d say to myself, “Breathe. Breathe. Breathe.” In college, […]

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Samalee A. – MOVE

She was doing life from a position of complacency. Routines with little to no impact. Flipping the calendar month after month and year after year. Nothing to challenge her. Ugly, restless comfort. Then, life happened. Change was imminent. Change was necessary. Change was uncomfortable. Change required movement. Movement required a discomfort. Moving her mouth beyond her […]

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Gwendolyn J – SuperMom

Movement, Motherhood, and Choosing the Best  My life has changed immensely since I began running over 28 years ago, but one thing has remained the same—the importance of movement in my life. Movement and family have been linked together for me since I was little. Some of my happiest memories are of the family hikes […]

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Joy G.- RESILIENT

I have been trying to come up with my word, and that’s not an easy task. Today, riding home from our first 25k of the year, my “mainbitchesforlife” helped me. My word is RESILIENT! I’m resilient as hell!!! The reason why I am is definitely because of running. I began to love running at 30. […]