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Katy's Blogs

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      Now is the Time to Be Bolder

      It has been a very sad week not only here in the United States, but across the world. People losing their lives in terror attacks, mother nature's unpredictability, senseless violence and more. And while I don't want to make a big political statement here, it just seems like every time we try to come together as a community, we're thrown another obstacle.Making this a particularly hard week to...

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      Cheers From the Crowd

      I love racing. Training? It's hit or miss. Dragging my tired body out of bed on a Sunday morning for a 5-mile run in the rain is not glamorous. But dragging my excited body out of bed on a Saturday morning for 6.2 miles in the rain is -- and the difference is that Saturday is race day.This past Saturday was race day, and the first time I've laced up for a competitive event in a few years. When I...

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      Rainy Day, Dark Mood

      I live in the Sunshine State, and while I'm sure I do take the beautiful weather for granted (snow? ugh, that just sounds awful) I'll admit to also being caught under its spell.We are sunny and warm more days than not, so when it rains, I feel my mood go dark with the sky. Especially now that we have pushed the clocks forward, waking up to dark and gloomy weather does not help me start the day...

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      Getting Back to Running: Part 2

      Remember about a month ago when I declared that I was getting back into running? Well, I guess that making it public and having you all hold me accountable is a good thing...because every time I thought about staying in bed on a training day, I remembered that I had made a promise. And I went out and got it done.It helps, though, to have supportive people in your life. For me, it takes a...

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      It's a Hard Question to Answer

      I think I always knew what I wanted to be when I grew up: just like my Dad. He was a television anchor and reporter going back to before my birth and still works in the business (now as a producer). His career offered everything I wanted to do: write, be on camera, tell stories and break news.I grew up knowing what a producer did, so it never dawned on me that others didn't. Or that it would be...

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      A Sucker for a Good Quote

      I'll admit it. I'm a sucker for a good quote. I use them to get myself out of bed in the morning. Source: growingbolder.com via Growing on Pinterest I use them to stay motivated during struggles.I use them when I need a laugh. Source: growingbolder.com via Growing on Pinterest Or a good cry. Source: growingbolder.com via Growing on Pinterest Quotes help me remember that...

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      The Inside of my Eyelids

      I am a huge sports fan. I grew up in Boston in the '80s and '90s, where you really couldn't be part of any conversation without knowing the basics of the previous night's games: "Didya see Wakefield blow it last night? What a disastah." "Wicked good game from the Bruins, but what a sieve the goalie was. We got wicked lucky." My favorite team and sport, though? The New England...

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      When Art Goes Boom

      Bill Shafer knows just about everybody and just about every story in Orlando. So when he asked if I wanted to tag along and take some pictures while he stopped to check in on the owners of Boom-Art in Orlando, I jumped in the car.After all, could you pass up a chance to see this place in person? As soon as I walked in, I was struck by the colors. And the colorful owners. Glenn...

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      Getting Back to Running

      I'm not a natural runner. I hated the mile run in high school P.E., I hated land training for my swim team and I never would have chosen to strap on the sneakers on a perfectly good Sunday morning.Until a few years ago, that is. When I got it into my head -- in large part because of the people I've met through Growing Bolder -- that I could and would run a half marathon.I started very slowly,...

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      The Making of a Grandmother

      In October, I became a first-time mother. My daughter Audrey came on her 41st week of existence, in a rush of activity in the wee hours of the morning. I'd waited for her for 9 months, and perhaps my whole life.Just as significantly, when she came into the world, three other women became first-time grandmothers. My mother, my husband's mother and my husband's stepmother -- all important people in...

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