Dryer Sheets: A Good Bug Repellent?

I live in a rural NH town. My runs are filled with beautiful vistas, cows, horses and fresh air. There have been runs when I see no one, not even a car. It is glorious. There are negatives to small town running. Road kill and bugs frequent my runs. Nothing like having to dodge dead

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Bad Run, Good Weekend

I was pumped to get in a long run. I woke up at 6AM on Saturday, I was so excited (and maybe because Sadie woke me up). The sun was shining, I had an updated playlist, vitamin water, and a great running outfit. I was sore from my strength training workout the day before, but

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Balancing Act

“How do you do it?” A friend asked me the other day in regards to making time to workout 5-6 times a week. I gave my automatic response of, “I just prioritize it. I make sure I fit it into my day even if that means I have to get up an hour earlier than

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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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Healthy Tips For Lazy Folks

Despite my love of running and exercise, I am truly quite lazy. I went to the doctor yesterday where I was unhappy with my weight. Naturally, I complained to my boyfriend who suggested we change our diet. I agree, this would truly help me get my weight under control, but it’s not really something I

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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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Rest Days are For Hangovers

Well, I definitely felt 28 years old this morning. I awoke, at 5AM per usual. I opened my eyes, and turned to KC and said “I am not going to the gym. Please wake me when it is my turn to shower” and attempted to fall back asleep. However, I was unable to because, I,

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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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