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Do it for the Anglo teens: Sponsor my 10k run for Team Crossroads

Hello, it’s that time of year again where I get off my ass, get motivated by some grace of god, and run a 10k and then feel awesome about myself (then stop and procrastinate another 3-6 months). This time, I’ll run as part of the Jerusalem Marathon, and I’m going to do it as a […]

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Running 101: A 10k for beginners.

10k’d, bitches! Last night I ran my first race, the Jerusalem 10k. The plan was to run up to about 6 (my top so far had been 5.3) and walk the rest, maybe attempting to finish the last kilometer on a run. Instead, I ran the whole thing… whoops. How could you not? It was incredible! […]

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Gush Etzion Night Run: a decent kickoff for a big year ahead

….and we’re back! Last night I had a ‘milestone’ run: first official run since baby first (part) trail run beat my PR if had been a proper 10k, it would have been under an hour All things considered, I’m in better shape than I thought. It was definitely tough to trail run, especially when I […]

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What I learned running 21 kilometers in the 2013 Tel Aviv Marathon

Last Friday, I did a highway practice run in preparation for the Tel Aviv (half) Marathon, and experienced an epiphany. It started around kilometer four, and I fully appreciated it after completing all 16km. By 4km, jogging uphill under a warm 7am sun, I was done. I really was ready to slow to a trot, […]

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Jerusalem Marathon: Crossroads, crossing cobblestone roads, and more

Success all around! Running the 10k for charitable fundraising was a great way to put a new spin on something I’ve done three times before. And my peeps managed to more than double the sponsorship amounts from what I initially pledged. Thanks so much to the friends and family who supported me in supporting Crossroads! […]

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By the power of Kanye… (Nike Night Run 2012)

So I’ve run full circle; last year, at this time, my two colleagues were raving about how awesome the Nike Night Run in Tel Aviv was. I was curious and jealous and looking for a personal fitness program so I started running. The first 10k I could do was the Jerusalem Night Run. Then I […]

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Fifty-Two Frames: Running

The theme was running last week, and what I really wanted was to capture another snail and caption it, ‘sorry buddy, as usual, I’m running a little late.’ But alas, no rain, no snails, and my next choice was to capture my own training for the Nike Night Run in Tel Aviv October 30th. It’s a […]

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That Black Eyed Peas song’s in my head.

(This one.) Ran my second 10k today as part of the Tel Aviv marathon. My head was definitely not as much in the game as it was during my first run (the Jerusalem Night Run), where adrenaline and newbie-ness definitely took control. It was fun, and it’s great to beat my personal best, and especially to […]

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Jerusalem night run (for mattresses).

Aaand I’m doing this. I was supposed to start the ‘running circuit’ in the Tel Aviv 10k in March 2012, but alas – F it. I’ll probably walk half of it, but it should be a nice and… relaxing? night out.