My First Heartbreak… Hill

This weekend was the first time this year we met as a team to complete our first weekend long run as part of our training program. It was also the first time in my life that I climbed the Newton … Continue reading

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Trying on the Jersey (aka Singlet)

This past August I saw an announcement on our intranet for Genzyme Running Jerseys. Run a race and get a jersey. I like to run and have been participating in the Running for Rare Disease Relay for a few years … Continue reading

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Light the Path

I appreciate the solitary nature of running—the way you can just get up and go without needing to form a team. In the same breath, I also know that I would be out jogging far too infrequently, through the winter, … Continue reading

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Confession

So, I took the Holidays off from running.  <Eek!>  That’s a whole 2 months off from running (well, a part from a few fun 5Ks…which they don’t really count because is it a training run if you are in costume … Continue reading

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Hashtag #running4rare

In the spirit of simplifying our social media and web presence and reducing keystrokes, we now have harmonized our team social media accounts as running4rare: http://running4rare.org http://twitter.com/running4rare http://instagram.com/running4rare http://facebook.com/running4rare You can reach the running team by sending email to the … Continue reading

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Those Silent Tears #8

“Un Año Nuevo, Una Vida Nueva,” said one of the doctors years later in English to me. Spring 2008-From time to time, my daughter, at almost 4 years old, would try on my wigs and just laugh innocently as she danced … Continue reading

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Yellow is the New Black

Last Tuesday was anything other than a regular December Tuesday.  For me, it was the start of the 2015 Marathon Season Tuesday morning Cambridge runs starting at Central Square Starbucks at 5:45 A.M.  I was mentally preparing for this new … Continue reading

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My Promise

A year and a half ago I joined Genzyme.  I had heard of the company and knew the name but before I interviewed with them I didn’t know their mission and the passion people have to find ways to help … Continue reading

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New runner

Dear all Arrived from France in September and I am honored to start this 2015 challenge with Running for Rare Diseases Marathon Team. I would like to thank you all, as this project reminds me the deep reason of my … Continue reading

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The Most Selfish Thing I’ve Ever Done

This is a letter I wrote to my family and friends (obviously) and decided to share on my personal blog as well as here because I think many others are feeling similar to me – anxious, excited, terrified – at … Continue reading

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