[email protected] racing for US #XC this year. I know I'm excited.

The other night I made the commitment to race the USA Cross Country Championships! I am so excited to get back out on the turf and race. It has been nearly four months since I ran 2:07:47 in the Chicago Marathon, and this will be a great first race back. 2012 was a long year. I started racing in January and didn’t miss a beat until October, so my body and mind needed the break to recover and then get back into shape. Training has gone well and I can’t think of a better opportunity to get back into racing and start 2013 where I left off last fall. Cross country has always been a passion of mine so getting back onto the mud and grass was an easy choice. I don’t know what it is about cross country but it just feels natural. Some runners hate it, but I have always felt comfortable and that is one reason I always come back every couple years to the USA Cross Country Championshi...

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