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Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis

“I had all and then most of you Some and now none of you Take me back to the night we met I don’t know what I’m supposed to do Haunted by the ghost of you Oh, take me back to the night we met” […]

@rachelandherlaces

@rachelandherlaces

A few weeks ago, I decided to change my Instagram handle from @runningbetweenthelines to @rachelandherlaces. Although I had grown quite fond of my former handle, I had been thinking for a while that I wanted a handle with my actual name in it so that […]

The Indoor 2010 3000m State Qualifier

The Indoor 2010 3000m State Qualifier

Recollection of the things I do and do not remember from the pivotal race my senior year of high school in 2010. In the four 3000m races I ran prior to this one, I ran 10:35, making the same mistake every single time – going […]

A Box of Memories

A Box of Memories

Reflection after an early and slightly disappointing end to my first collegiate cross country season in 2011. I have a shoe box on my shelf full of medals. Sometimes when I’m feeling down. Or slow. Or before a big race. Or when I’m just bored. […]

Here’s to The Heps

Here’s to The Heps

Pump up note for the 2011 Ivy League Heptagonal Cross Country Championships. We won that year, for the first time in 13 years. We won by one point. A little something I wrote for you guys to read. I hope it inspires you, because you […]

The Line

The Line

Piece I wrote for English class my senior year of high school. My inspiration – the start line at Bowdoin Park.  You’re at the starting line. You look down at it, the actual white line, and you remember a quote you read once. “We all […]