A blog by a lively, 20-something runner who gets her kicks from running long and being strong!
This WAS my first blog documenting all the miles I ran for my first marathon in November 2012! Now, it's a seasoned running blog that likes to discuss racing, workouts, and the joys of running! Deep thoughts, aching body parts, killer quads, and an evolving writing style are still explored in this blog. The purpose? I'm seeking a bit of personal inspiration and encouragement in my own thoughts and words. I will hopefully be able to look at this on my gloomier days, and see how far I've come, and realize how far I still want to go! Thus, the mantra: Run, Steph, Run!

Mind is everything; muscle, mere pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind.

--Paavo Nurmi
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Richmond 26.2

Richmond 26.2

November 10, 2012 4:20:16
Marathon Signs!

Marathon Signs!

Probably my favorite :)
During the Race

During the Race

One of the race photographers snapped this. I look like I'm pushing through it!
13.1, anyone?

13.1, anyone?

What do you do a week after 26.2? 13.1, or course!
Medal

Medal

Richmond Marathon Finisher Medal 2012
Star City Half

Star City Half

A week after my marathon, I PRd with a time of 1:47:03 in this hilly Roanoke race!
Weapon?

Weapon?

The unique and pointy, locally-made Star City Half Marathon medal.
Running Fam

Running Fam

My uber supportive family and me at the end of my marathon.
My other fan

My other fan

The night before my 26.2 with my second family at my friend's house in Richmond.
Besties

Besties

My best friend from home came down to watch me (and our other friend) race in Richmond.
Lynchburg Half

Lynchburg Half

Mile 10 of the Lynchburg Half in August 2012
Running Friends

Running Friends

With the same bestie who came to see me in Richmond, a few months prior had just run a half with me!
I Run Richmond

I Run Richmond

Asics

Asics

Had to buy new shoes before the marathon. I only ran in them twice before the actual race!
Star City Half

Star City Half

Gotta get that bib!
The SHIRT

The SHIRT

The most important part of any race is the shirt you get, but what about the shirt you wear FOR the race?
Lovely PAIN

Lovely PAIN

Not sure why I'm posting this awful picture that some race photographer so kindly snapped...but man look at that calf! ;)
A 5k for one...

A 5k for one...

a 5k for all!
Good news

Good news

2nd place in my age group AND a sub-23 PR!
Star City Half

Star City Half

A race photographer shot this one. This was such a fun race!
10 miler!

10 miler!

Rock N Roll Nice 10 miler during Carnaval--so fun!
Nice 10 miler

Nice 10 miler

Medal and time :)
Fromage!

Fromage!

Donning that extra nice hardware
Nice form

Nice form

I swear the head-up look was only to prevent puking :P
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