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By Sinclair Lewis

The 1st of Sinclair Lewis's nice successes, major road shattered the sentimental American fantasy of satisfied small-town lifestyles with its satire of narrow-minded provincialism. Reflecting his personal unsatisfied formative years in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, Lewis's 6th novel attacked the conformity and dullness he observed in midwestern village lifestyles. younger collage graduate Carol Milford strikes from town to tiny Gopher Prairie after marrying the neighborhood health professional, and attempts to carry tradition to the small city. yet her efforts to reform the prairie village are met by way of a wall of gossip, greed, conventionality, pitifully unambitious cultural endeavors, and--worst of all--the pettiness and bigotry of small-town minds.

Lewis's portrayal of a wedding torn through disillusionment and a lady compelled into compromises is immediately devastating social satire and persuasive realism. His refined characterizations and intimate info of small-town the United States make major road a fancy and compelling paintings and proven Lewis as an immense determine in twentieth-century American literature.

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I decided to go for it; and afterwards, I was hooked. I loved the adrenaline rush I got from the race, but I also loved the peaceful rhythmic feeling of my breath and my feet as they moved along. I started blogging, met new friends, and found new motivation at every turn. Running is something that I hope to have in my life forever. Whether it's a quick jog with my mom or a marathon, it's truly my passion. —Rebecca Paige, Amica Marathon, 2010 Escaping Adoption Stress I initially began running as a way to get into better shape.

First, let's take a look at some factors that will help you determine your marathon pace when it's a distance you've never run before. Natural Speed If you can run a 5K in 23 minutes or less, you should consider yourself a fast runner. If you were always the first person down the soccer field, you've got game! 2 miles, but it might imply that, given your talents, a four-hour marathon is very doable. In fact, your greatest challenge might be to slow down on race day. On the flip side, if a 12-minute mile is as fast as you can or want to go, then running alongside elite athletes is likely not in the cards.

I went right back to work the day after this horrific event, thinking that I was doing exactly what the terrorists didn't want me to do —live my life. I am affected by the tragedy to this day. That is why I wanted to run a race to remember all those we lost that day and in the years following in defense of our freedom. The terrorists couldn't change my life then, and they can't change it now. I completed my first marathon on 9/12 to prove it. —Molly Baker, Rochester Marathon, 2010 Beating the Second Half Blahs The first half of the Las Vegas Marathon was simply spectacular.

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