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About brookeg20

I'm a 32 year old female. I'm originally from upstate NY, but have been living in central FL for the past five years. I'm in my third year of a doctorate program in Psychology. I started running about six years ago, and I am currently training for my first half-marathon.

What a long, strange trip it’s been…

It has been a lifetime since I wrote a post, but, man, pregnancy is a monumental task.  I underestimated how physically challenging pregnancy is, and trying to keep my life in order and grow a human took up my blogging … Continue reading

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Running recruits.

Since I started running I have recruited three people into the fold.  First one was my boyfriend.  He was terrified to run, and it took a long time to convince him that he wouldn’t die.  On our first run together … Continue reading

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Taking it in stride.

Things have been a little crazy in the past few months.  I went to PA for Thanksgiving, and my sister and I ran our first Turkey Trot together.  We weren’t sure where the race was, and we left a little … Continue reading

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Dear Motivation…

Dear Motivation, I know I haven’t always appreciated you like I should over the years.  There have been times when I barely needed you, and I treated you like you weren’t important to me.  I minimized how much you were … Continue reading

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Attack of the killer duck.

When my semester started I was intent on keeping my training schedule and staying on top of my school work.  Ha!  I guess you need goals, right?  At first I couldn’t get all my runs in and I was stressed. … Continue reading

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Just keep your pace.

I stood looking over the water on Saturday, watching the last of the triathlon swimmers come in.  It was a beautiful morning, about 72 degrees with a nice breeze coming off the lake.  The water was really choppy, and it occurred … Continue reading

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Finding balance

After all these years, I still surprise myself sometimes.  It’s hard.  I’ve known me for years.  I know all my tricks, my moods, my thoughts, my feelings.  I know that as soon as I get the thought in my head … Continue reading

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