My journey from a 3-year-old sprinter to a marathoner

Mallary Tenore
Jan 10, 2015 · 21 min read
Mom at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.
Me and mom. ❤

This photo was taken two days after my mom died. I was 11.

Here’s one of my happy drawings, created during one of my lowest points.
I wanted to revert back to a time when Mom, Dad, and I were all happy, like this time when we were at Disney World. … My dad has always been so supportive.

When you’ve struggled with eating, you develop weird habits such as cutting up food into tiny pieces or picking it apart

I’ve always liked sweet treats. Especially ice cream.

Celebrating our first anniversary in October 2014.
Groceries I bought during my carb-load trip.
This comic, recently published in Runners World, makes me laugh. … Don’t worry, cupcakes, I’ll be back soon.


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Mallary Tenore

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Executive Director of Images & Voices of Hope (ivoh), a media nonprofit. | New mom. Writer, reader, runner.

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