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My family, from left, Calla; me; Elena, in front; my husband, Mike; and Leila in the stroller at the Color Run on Sunday, July 15. At every kilometer a different color was thrown at us, until we were a mosaic of color. By the way, it took over a week to get rid of all the color -- we looked like a family of smurfs.

Working Mom: Long journey to the finish line

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Having an 11-year-old and a seven-year-old who participate in competitive cross country and track (and I can't forget the three-year-old who puts her heart and soul into kids' fun runs), I'm often asked if I'm a runner.


My usual reply had always been, "Not unless someone is chasing me."

Never did I think the answer to that question would be any different.

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Jillian Dexheimer
Jillian Dexheimer has been a copy editor and reporter for the River Falls Journal since 2011. She previously worked for the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Dexheimer holds a sociology degree from UW-River Falls.
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