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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.

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...

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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....

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

Running Down a Cold

In 30 years of racing, my goal is to start every race in peak condition; rested, well-fueled and trained.  I don't win any race I enter, but I give it my best and I can't expect anymore than that. In 2008, I did start one race where I knew I wasn't feeling 100%. It...

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Eagles Tribute Run

So far, this Northeast winter has been fairly pleasant compared to what we New Englanders endured in 2015. However, today's cold and windy day still didn't feel very welcome.   I had less than hour to get in my morning run, so I dressed appropriately, grabbed my iPod...

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Election Day

It's Election Day today. And while I will at some point stop by the polls to cast my vote, I elected to do sometime else this morning. I chose to don my long-sleeved wetsuit, neoprene booties, gloves and cap and go for a early November open water swim. Since we've had...

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Post Race Depression

On Saturday, I ran my last race of the season. I trained well and felt perfectly prepared. I was pleased with the execution of my race plan and results. Most importantly, I had fun. So why do I find myself moping around the house? Why do I feel like I have no purpose?...

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What to wear

What to wear

Tomorrow I’m running the Hartford Half Marathon.  It’s my 5th Hartford Half Marathon. I ran in 1994, 2003, 2007, 2013 and now 2015! I’ve run nearly 25 half marathons, 9 full marathons and countless other 5k, 10k, 10 milers, not to mention sprint, Olympic, half iron...

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