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    The Story behind the "I Am" Butterfly

     I am _____ . 

    A simple, yet powerful statement. We create our lives with the thoughts and beliefs we hold about ourselves and the world. Words can be both empowering or destructive. Choose yours wisely!

    Lauren and I both learned through experience as pro athletes the ramifications (both good and bad) of our internal dialogue and saw for ourselves that our thoughts DO help create our reality. Mark Forstater once wrote; "We are not cameras, we are artists and the world is our canvas." How we perceive the world, has a very significant effect on our destiny. read more

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    Sisters in Sport

    We celebrated National Girls and Women in Sports Day 2013 with a Twitter campaign of photos of all of our #sistersinsport. Check out the incredibly fun collection of photos from our tweeps. Special thanks to @MegRunnerGirl for creating this Storify of the day's uploads. Click on the photo below for the link to the all of the photos!  read more

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    Why Run? (now that I'm not training for the Olympics)

    Sometimes I run to exercise, sometimes to compete, sometimes to clear my mind, sometimes to socialize, sometimes to relieve stress, sometimes to burn some energy, sometimes to push my limits, sometimes to increase my aerobic capacity, sometimes to work on my speed, sometimes to win races, sometimes to improve my endurance, sometimes to see a city, sometimes to be out in nature, sometimes to change my mood, sometimes to feel better about myself, sometimes to be the best runner I can be, sometimes I run to be me. read more 

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    To Race or Not to Race

    Its here. The London Olympics is probably around 50 days away (give or take).I’m running. I’m training. I’m committed. Am I fit? Somedays. Somedays I’m tired. Sometimes I’m exhausted. Somedays I’m energized (about 20% of time, which figures in the Pareto principle). Its June. The Olympics are coming. I have an 8 month old. I’ve had low iron. I haven’t raced a good steeple in 4years (overtrained after the Olympics and screwed up the next 2 years & then last year my eggo was preggo). read more

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    "I try to say good bye but I choke, I try to walk away but I stumble, though I try to hide it, its clear, my world crumbles when you are not here." - Macy Gray

    This is many any athletes relationship is with their sport. Its not always a give/take relationship. It can be rather abusive, risky, unfair and  sometimes even downright depressing. read more

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