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Fitness Friday

Fitness Friday

My first “Fitness Friday” I you want to join in on the fun, click HERE to read all about it. I love this quote describing Fitness Friday:  “It’s about sharing progress and successes. Not perfection.” I certainly do not reach “perfection” in all of my workouts, but I do look for progress and success over … Continue reading

Back At It…

Back At It…

With the marathon complete, recovery week over, it’s time to get back to speed work! This week’s speed workout: A Ladder 1.5 mile warm-up 400, 600, 800, 800, 600, 400 1 mile cool-down Results: (Don’t laugh, I haven’t run a true speed workout in a while!) 400: 1:34 (avg pace 6:19) 600: 2:38 (avg pace … Continue reading

Question of the Week Answered: Fueling for a Run

Question of the Week Answered: Fueling for a Run

What type of fuel do you use during your runs or races, if any?  According to your responses, the most popular choices for fueling during training runs or racing are… 1.  GU Gels-Vanilla Bean being a favorite flavor 2.  Clif Shot Blocks 3.  Honey Stingers (chews & waffles) Other responses included:  Clif Shot Gels, Hammer … Continue reading

One Week to Go…

One Week to Go…

A week from today I will running my 3rd marathon.  It’s crazy to think that all of the marathons I have done will all been completed within the past 12 months.  Not sure if I recommend others to try this…it’s a LOT of running. The Wineglass Marathon, in my hometown, was my first marathon.  Nothing … Continue reading

My Magical Ability with Injuries

Have I mentioned that I have a magical ability to make tendonitis appear in my foot every 6 months?  For the past 2 years, every February and August, I have had to miss at least a week of good running because of tendonitis. If you don’t like feet, skip looking at the next photo. If … Continue reading

This Week’s Featured Runner

I’m always excited to meet and learn about other runners. I have a great lineup of runners who are ready to share their stories, goals, training plans, favorites, and much more.  I hope to introduce you to one of them each week.  If you are interested in becoming a featured runner, I would love to hear … Continue reading

Was it My New Running Shorts?

Have you ever had a really good run?…and then wondered WHY the whole time?  I had one of those runs happen today. I started out and felt okay.  At this point in the run I wasn’t feeling good or bad, just neutral.  I guess I can say, I was happy to notice I felt nice … Continue reading

Long Runs & Big Events

Big events seem to take place during my long runs. Two weeks ago I ran an 18 miler and during that time, my former college roommate was giving birth to her second daughter.  How exciting!  The entire run I was thinking about her and how everything was going.  I also wondered who was in more … Continue reading

Core Routine

I mentioned a while back that I have a quick/easy core routine that my husband and I like to use to supplement our running. I’m finally getting around to writing a post about it.  It’s a great routine for those who want to get in a good core workout without a lot of equipment or … Continue reading