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Topped Off a Great Week of Running With 4 Strong Miles

This morning I pushed myself out of bed at 5:30am and hit the road early for a four mile run. As I predicted after Thursday’s run, I completed the four miles with no problem using 3 minute run/30 second walk…

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Running Stronger & Longer

It’s been almost a full month since I started working with my running coach and I feel like I’ve already benefited so much! When I first started working with my coach I was doing run/walk intervals of 2 minutes run/1…

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I Just Had the World’s Best Run

I had the world’s best run yesterday. It was 89 degrees with a feels like temp of 99 degrees and I was sweating like crazy, but I wasn’t bothered by the heat at all: In fact,  I wasn’t bothered by…

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Changing Up My Workout Routine for Summer!

Since I started working with my new long distance running coach I’ve begun making changes to my workout plan. I used to lift heavy two days a week, run three days a week and that’s it. Sometimes I would only…

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I’m Going to runDisney in the Princess Half 2014!

On Tuesday at the strike of noon I signed up to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon 2014! I have been dreaming about running the Princess Half since before I ran my first 5K and can hardly believe I’m finally…

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Running & Relaxing on Allure of the Seas!

I’m back from the cruise and can report that Adam and I had a nice, relaxing time but still got a workout in every day! There was only one day where we technically didn’t workout, but that day we walked…

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I’ve Hired a Long Distance Running Coach

June has arrived, which means I am officially celebrating my one year run-aversary! Last post I talked about how over the last 365 days I’ve really gotten committed to running but I haven’t really gotten serious about it. I’ve decided…

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My One Year Runaversary + Year Two Goals!

My one year run-aversary is coming up! I don’t remember exactly which day in June 2012 I started the Couch to 5K program, but it was sometime in the beginning of the month. The past couple of weeks I’ve been…

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Third Attempt at 7 Miles …

Ah, loving this long weekend! So far it’s consisted of shopping, running, the beach and an Arrested Development marathon. Does it get any better? View from Lulu’s Bait Shack on Fort Lauderdale Beach where we had lunch on Sat. Actually, there…

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Oh, It Was Only 88 Degrees on My Run Tonight…

On the weightlifting front: yesterday I deadlifted 190lbs x 3 which is a new max – but man did those ten additional pounds feel heavy! However, I remember when I thought 100lbs was heavy, so … PROGRESS! 🙂 On the running front:…

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Stuck on Week 7 of Half Marathon Training (Again)

Last Saturday my weekend long run was supposed to be 7 miles per my half marathon training schedule, but I only made it 5.5 miles. I attributed this failure to: Not getting out early enough to beat the sweltering heat…

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New Weightlifting Max + A Weird Running Thing

I’ll start off by saying I deadlifted 180lbs last week and forgot to write about it! Yes, I picked up 180lbs five times like it was no big deal (okay, maybe that last part is an exaggeration). Look at all…

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