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About confessionsofarunnergirl

I am an ultra runner who came into the sport late in life. I've thoroughly enjoyed the ride so far and don't intent on slowing down any time soon!!

We’ve moved!!

For all my loyal readers: This will be my final post on this platform. I have migrated both of my blogs to my website, so it is easier for me to keep you all updated on my races and my … Continue reading

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Ghost Train 2018: Living to run another day

“The real purpose of running isn’t to win a race, it’s to test the limits of the human heart.” ~ Bill Bowerman This past weekend I attempted my second hundred mile race at Ghost Train Ultras in Brookline, NH.  Although … Continue reading

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Follow your dreams and you’ll never look back

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” ~ Steve Prefontaine   When I started running in 2011, I did it because I wanted to run a benefit 5k for my hometown tornado relief fund.  Back … Continue reading

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VT100k 2018: The race that finally happened.

Well I’m finally coming down off the high of the VT100k so I guess its time to get my adventure down on (digital) paper.  The weekend went off without a single hitch and I still can’t believe the amazing time … Continue reading

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Loon Mountain Race: what the hell was I thinking?

On July 8, 2018 I ran my first mountain race at the USATF Mountain Running Championships at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, NH.  I planned to use this race as my last hard training run prior to my goal race at … Continue reading

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Inaugural Chesterfield Gorge Ultra: The Race That Almost Wasn’t

This past Saturday was National Trails Day, and I chose to celebrate it by running the inaugural Chesterfield Gorge Ultra.  This race is a 30-hour, run as much as you want in the time allowed event.  The fact that this … Continue reading

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When your best is just barely good enough. (Ghost Train 100 mile endurance run)

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” ~ Steve Prefontaine   Pre has been an idol of mine since I started running. Maybe it was because he was a bullied, scrappy kid like I was. … Continue reading

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