Marathon Training

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Just 9 days until my marathon and I’m super inspired by Louise, Jacob and their crew of 20 people who sported NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE for the Great Ocean Road Marathon in Australia last weekend. 12 runners wore the shirts (including 3 young doctors who have promised to spread the word amongst their peers!), and 8 […]

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Why I am Running a Marathon

by julie on April 15, 2015

After Running 16 miles on Sunday

Recently, I was featured as a Boston College “Soaring Eagle”   – for writing my memoir and founding Project Sleep. This was a huge honor, but also very ironic. While at BC Law, I felt like a total failure. Diagnosed with narcolepsy at the beginning of my second year, I scolded myself for falling behind and never securing […]

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Running a Marathon for Narcolepsy Scholarship

by julie on February 8, 2015

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It’s official! I’m training to run the San Diego Rock n’ Roll Marathon on May 31, 2015 to support the Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship. Please consider supporting in one of two ways: Purchase a NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE t-shirt or sweatshirt here. Deadline: Feb. 15. Delivered in time to wear for National Narcolepsy Day/Suddenly Sleepy Saturday March 7, […]

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Putting the RUNNER back in REM Runner!

by julie on December 30, 2014

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Tonight, I was glowing after my very first training to prepare for the San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon on May 31, 2015 to raise funds for the Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship! I was going to wait to make a big announcement but I had to share this now. I’ve been feeling overweight, dark […]

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As a person with narcolepsy, a sleep disorder or chronic illness, what’s your take on exercise? Too tired? Crucial to your health? Improve your symptoms?   My latest video explores my experience as an athlete with narcolepsy and offers tips for successfully incorporating exercise into your life. Come back for more videos soon! Thank you […]

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After the Party Is the After-Party

by julie on May 6, 2010

In the after-glow of the marathon, I made my way from the finish line over to Sonsie Restaurant on Newbury Street, where Wake Up Narcolepsy was hosting a post-race celebration for its four marathon runners and their supporters. Although physically drained, I was still “flying high” with awe and excitement that I’d actually done it!  […]

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From Start To Finish

by julie on April 25, 2010

The first half of the marathon, running through Hopkinton, Ashland, Framingham and Natick can be summed up in one snapshot – me being passed.  I wasn’t passed by a few runners, I was passed by everyone. The gazelles flew by first, rubbing elbows with me as they weaved their maze around the slower runners – […]

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Going The Extra Mile

by julie on April 24, 2010

“It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” -Charles Dickens   6:30am on Marathon Monday:Waiting to board a bus to Hopkinton,with my official marathon bag slung over my shoulder.   On the morning of the marathon, I awoke at 5:11am, still a little groggy from my nighttime medication, but there was […]

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REM-Running around DC

by julie on April 8, 2010

  Running Past the Zoo, I stopped for a quick touristy pic. Just two weeks before the marathon, I’ve hit a high point in my training. Am I in the best shape of my life? Definitely not. Am I running as fast as a Kenyan? Nope. But my tendonitis in my knees seems to have […]

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Mission Cherry Blossom

by julie on April 5, 2010

I’m not a morning person. I like to take my time getting up – drifting in and out of dreams for at least a half hour before getting out of bed. Yet, this past Wednesday, seeing a bright blue sky out my window, I got up right away, dressed in my running gear and was […]

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