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Lynne Tapper

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Cold…Shmold

2021 has turned out to be the "year of physical challenges" for me. As each year goes by, I try to come up with another challenge to celebrate the passing of time. Maybe this is to prove that while I'm aging physically, my mind and body think otherwise. This morning I...

Running on Pause

Something's not right. In early spring 2021, during a 7-mile run, I noticed some slight pain in my left ankle. Of course, I didn't stop running, I just took note. After a few doctors and physical therapy appointments, an MRI was scheduled for mid-April. The result was...

I Can’t Drive 55…But I Can Bike It

"Why don't you bike 50 miles on your 50th birthday?" a friend asked me. "Because that isn't much of a challenge for me," I answered without missing a beat. I know it sounded snobby, but it's true. I spend a lot of time on my bike, especially during the warmer months....

Keeping the Streak Alive

It was August 2020, on top of the months-long shut down of most businesses and global health crisis, all outdoor group gatherings were cancelled and most amateur endurance athletic events were postponed and turned into "virtual" races. By chance, I heard about an...

Capitol Squash has become a family affair

I'm thrilled to be participating in my 3rd consecutive Capitol Cup, a funfundraiser for Capitol Squash; a Hartford based non-profit organization that teaches and coaches Hartford students by: learning the game of...

Capitol Squash on WTNH News 8

Check out this feel good story featuring the good work that Capitol Squash does to make a difference in these young students lives. Creating bright futures for them can only help everyone in the long run. This piece ran on WTNH, News 8 on November 7, 2018. I hope...

Capitol Squash on NPR

Two of our students just began their freshman years at two Connecticut independent schools. There was a story about their journey through Capitol Squash and their acceptance into these prestigious schools on NPR on September 5, 2018. Listen to this inspiring story...

It’s the Mind that Matters

On August 11, 2018, I had the distinct honor of participating in the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships in Cleveland Ohio. Although I qualified for Age Groups in 2015, I never made it to the event, life got in the way. This year, 2018, I set it as a goal...

Chai is my lucky number

Chai is the Hebrew word for 'Life.' The letters, Chet (8th letter in the Hebrew alphabet) and Yud (10th letter) totals 18. Eighteen is considered a LUCKY NUMBER. It also happens that there are 18 days left until I am playing in the 4th Annual Capitol Cup Fundraiser...

Squash+Education Alliance Feature on Capitol Squash ED, Meg Taylor

 SEA, the National Organization of urban squash programs, highlighted Meg Taylor in their newsletter. Click the above photo or this link to read the article.

On the road again

Since my last post on July 16th, I have literally and figuratively hit the ground running.  Physically I am feeling stronger and stronger every day.  For all of this I am truly grateful. As I reflect on the summer of 2012, I feel as though I've been given a gift.  The...

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Burying the lead

"In India, we have a saying: Everything will be alright in the end. So if it's not alright, it is not yet the end." Although I've never seen the movie, my friend was telling me about this great quote as it related to something that was happening in her office a few...

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On the recovery road

I wasn't going to post anything until I got the results from my pathology report next Monday, July 16th, but Leland said that I should let people know how I'm doing, recovery-wise. Four full days post surgery and I am proud to say that I am feeling surprisingly good,...

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Feeling Whole at the Half

On Sunday, April 15th, I completed the More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women's Half Marathon in Central Park in New York City.  Having lived in Manhattan for 12 years, running in Central Park was nothing new. And I've been running races for 22 years, so running was...

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Yesterday’s News

In late January, as many regular blog readers know, I was finally given clearance to start swimming again. My first swim was on January 27.  Other than noticing that I filled out my bathing suit a bit more, the swim workout itself didn’t feel very different from the...

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