Author Archives: Elizabeth

About Elizabeth

Running and thinking about life one step at a time.

The loneliness of the long distance runner

When I was in 8th or 9th grade, we were given a list of books and asked to choose three and write book reports on them. Word rapidly spread that “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner” was the shortest book on … Continue reading

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Have a heart

I haven’t written anything on this blog for a while because I want to write about my running and eventually get back into (at least weekly) training posts, but I need to write this post first and I’ve been procrastinating … Continue reading

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Fear of falling

About a week ago I had “five miles of rolling hills” on my running schedule.  I hate this workout.  Now, no one in their right mind actually enjoys running uphill, but I’d run uphill all day long if it meant … Continue reading

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Car talk

Yesterday a post popped up in my Facebook feed informing me that 8 years ago I had purchased a 2 year old Saab.  I got a really good deal on it and I loved that car.  I don’t drive very … Continue reading

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An ode to lists

I’m a list person.  I still keep a handwritten calendar with a list of things to do on it that I either check off or put an X next to if I don’t get them done that day (I know, … Continue reading

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MRI

During treatment last year, I had a couple of really bad headaches — high fevers, vomiting, and pain behind my eyes so bad I couldn’t bear to look at anything.  While my oncologist and I both figured that these were … Continue reading

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Badass no more?

When I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and decided to announce that on Facebook, I also started using the hashtag “team badass.” One of the terrible things about my diagnosis was knowing that other people would worry about … Continue reading

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