Amy L. Marxkors

Amy L. Marxkors

Amy L. Marxkors is the author of The Lola Papers: Marathons, Misadventures, and How I Became a Serious Runner and Powered By Hope: The Teri Griege Story.  Click here to receive Amy's weekly article via email.



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Amy L. Marxkors is the author of The Lola Papers: Marathons, Misadventures, and How I Became a Serious Runner and Powered By …

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The Indecorous Runner

It’s the little indignities, really, that make us runners, the nuanced surrender of propriety. For all of the glorified facets of runnin…

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Trust the Process

In his book, Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy said that while “mothers may still want their favorite sons to grow up to be President…

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It's All in Your Head

Yogi Berra famously quipped, “Baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical.” The same could be said of running. Ex…

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Olympic Thoughts

I’m a sucker for the Olympics.  I always have been. A slow motion montage and some soppy music, and I’m a mess. The sight of …

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On Endings

I don’t usually do my long runs in the evening. For numerous reasons, I prefer early morning long runs. There is something about the qui…

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Of Moments

It was early—too early by normal human standards—and I had already been running Forest Park for an hour. It was Friday. It had not…

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The Negotiation

It happens every time I start marathon training. For the first three to five weeks, my body rebels. Straight-up rebels. Tempo runs are a bear.…

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Shakespeare the Runner: Summer Sonnets

Just your neighborhood runner, ruining Shakespeare for you, one sonnet at a time. I apologize in advance.  Note: Substitutions/deletions…

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My Sanctuary

I’ve never been particularly good at handling tragedy. I’m not able to reconcile the great sadness and hurt we see on the daily ne…

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