<span class="vcard">Tara</span>

I survived the 2012 Boston Marathon

[caption id="attachment_522" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The Boston Marathon as seen from my hotel, near mile 25 (photo by Brenda Lokey)"][/caption] After working so hard for months, it was disappointing to not only miss my time goal, but not even get a Boston qualifier. With near 90-degree heat and not a cloud in the sky, though, my race stra

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Coming out of my shell #NGWSD

[caption id="attachment_496" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Running the Tussey Mountainback 50"][/caption] I'm shy. As a kid, I was painfully shy. I was also not athletic. Gym class was my worst nightmare. Yet somehow, I let a friend talk me into joining the cross country team in 9th grade. I wasn't very good at running, but I was the 5th girl

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