Love and Racing

I have been racing for more than 10 years now and have participated in dozens of 5Ks. I remember my first 5K really well. It was the Beverly Homecoming 5K. I decided to run in it after running all summer in an effort to lose weight before senior year of high school.  I vividly recall

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Rainy Day Running

Today, I woke up early with every intention of running before heading into work to catch up on a few million things. As I sipped on my first cup of coffee, and watched the rain come down I debated whether I should go or not. As Sadie, lazily stretched and snuggled in, I made the call

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Hitting Your Stride

In my previous post I talked about being in a “running rut”. If you’re a glass-half-full-type-person, I suppose my current situation could also be known as “hitting my stride”. A few short months ago, a 3 mile run was taxing, challenging and much more time consuming. I would need at least 45 minutes to complete

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Why YOU Should be Strength Training

My formative years of working out, meaning my tween/teen/early twenties, the trend for ladies at the gym was cardio, cardio, cardio. I would go to the gym before going to school my sophomore year, run on the treadmill for 20 minutes then hop on the elliptical for another 45 minutes before heading to the shower.

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Daily Goals

I have journals from when I was 12 listing daily goals. Goals like: “Don’t eat lunch” “Don’t have dessert” “Don’t eat french fries with burger” Do you see a trend there? They are all food centered, and they are all encouraging deprivation of some sort. Instead of “Skip fries and add a side salad”, it

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Running in the Morning

KC’s alarm went off at 5AM- per usual. Sadie had been whining at the door for 30 minutes before that- per usual. I went back to sleep for another hour- per usual. I have been having the hardest time getting up in the morning. It is no longer dark, nor freezing. Yet I have no

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