Emily has written 283 posts for Speed Laces, Amazing Races

Back and Better Than Ever

So the past three months have been brilliant. Mostly because it’s summer, and I’ve spent a lot of time by the pool, biked and sailed my way through Croatia, and generally enjoyed any and all training I’ve done because it’s been well balanced by time spent not training. But despite this sort of lax, do-what-I-want … Continue reading

The Ugly Duckling

I haven’t had much to say lately. I have more than a few draft posts sitting around unfinished, and I can’t seem to find the inspiration to get past the first paragraph of any of them. But — I think I finally found the words to finish this one thanks to a few weekends spent … Continue reading

Thanks For Everything, Mom

A co-worker recently drew my attention to this awesome commercial from Procter & Gamble that celebrates moms — and sports moms in particular. I really hope you get chills and/or cry while watching this. I know I did. About a year ago, I wrote a post about how incredibly supportive my family has been in … Continue reading

Yup, Still Fun — 2012 All American Road Race

First things first. I’m really in love with my bike, and I’m so happy to be at the point where I can’t wait to ride, where I’m excited to get my ass kicked by fast boys, where I’m getting my money’s worth and then some with my recent investment. Also, I’m the proud owner of … Continue reading

Pack Mentality: 2012 Jeff Cup Women’s 4 Race Report

[I’d like to interrupt your regularly-schedule blogging hiatus for a not-really-that-important update. Sorry.] Well, y’all, I raced my bike this weekend, and the world did not end. SPOILER: In fact, it turns out cycling is a whole hell of a lot of fun. I’ve been dickering and dithering about road racing for quite awhile now. … Continue reading

Sorry Y’all, BRB

To kick off a work meeting last week, we were asked to share our life theme song. Normally I hate icebreakers like this, and when put on the spot to come up with a favorite movie/book/artist I always get flustered and can’t think of a single example. Sure enough, when it was my turn, I … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day for Single People

SOLVED. So *that’s* what I’ve been doing wrong all this time?!?

When It Rains, It Pours

1. Shit never ends. My knees are in solid shape, but my left peroneal tendons are acting up (cue pre-Boston injury) and I’m having some pain in my right foot that is horribly similar to what plantar fasciitis is supposed to feel like. I’m nipping this in the bud quickly though — the pain started … Continue reading

A String of [Semi-Related] Thoughts

Well, y’all, it appears that all I need to do from now on is complain about things — on the Internet, to my PT, to my mom over and over and over, thankfully she’s patient — and life will magically get better. I’ve had two appointments with (insurance-approved) PT #2, and I feel really good … Continue reading


Big huge effing sigh over here in the Speed Laces camp. While I’d love to report that training for my spring marathon is going swimmingly, that unfortunately isn’t the case. In case you forgot, I’m clumsy. And I fall a lot. And I had one particularly hard fall back in December that left my knees … Continue reading

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