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.



Never Gonna Let You Quit

“Do you have any pictures on your wall?” he asked over the phone.  “Uh… one?” I replied.  “Any…

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People Who Need People

It is, quite frankly, science. The Second Law of Thermodynamics. The Law of Entropy. All things are in a constant state of breakdown. And by a…

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Waking Up Is Hard to Do

Have you ever been so tired that you literally forgot you exist? No, really. This is a true, scientific phenomenon. Let me explain.  T…

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Dear 2016 Me (From 2015 Me)

Dear 2016 Me,  How’s it going? Settled in? Comfortable? Did you find the clean towels in the hall closet? Extra toilet paper under…

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Treadmill

We broke up. It just wasn’t working out. Actually, I just wasn’t working out. And that’s what I told the guy—five-foot…

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The Christmas Day Jitters

Are you sitting by the fireside right now? At this very moment, is the soft, harlequin glow of the Christmas tree throwing willowy shadows on …

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PSA for Runners

Last week, my friend Luke, a runner, checked in for a doctor’s appointment. The standard preliminaries presented him with this question:…

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Feelings, Something More Than Feelings

It feels strange to say it—adolescent really—but the other day, my feelings were hurt. I even cried.  Isn’t it extraor…

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Nine Loops in Brooklyn

They said it would be nine loops of the park. Actually, they said it would be two small loops followed by six big loops followed by one final …

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