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WOW I Have A Lot to Learn About Fueling My Long Runs

This morning I was supposed to complete Half Marathon Training Week 7 and tell you all about how I am now more than halfway to my goal. That’s not going to happen because I only ran 5.5 miles this morning…

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The Color Run Fort Lauderdale Race Recap!

I’m back home from my mom’s now after the passing of my stepfather a little over a week ago. Life has pretty much returned to normal for me, although I feel terrible about leaving my mom in the house alone.…

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April 2013 Running Recap + May Goals

It’s May already?! In April I ran fewer miles than any other month this year; however, it was also my most strategic and accomplished month. January: 45.5 miles February: 37.9 miles March: 40 miles April: 34 miles Total: 157.4 miles…

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Ran 6 Miles for the First Time Ever

On Friday morning my stepfather passed away somewhat unexpectedly. He was in the hospital because he had surgery the previous Friday, but everything had gone well and he was supposed to be coming home this weekend. I dedicated my long…

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Why I Fell in Love with Running Outdoors

The thought of running outdoors used to scare me. What if I trip over a rock and break both my legs? What if people point and laugh at me for being slow? What is someone kidnaps me? What if I collapse from heat…

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Weightlifting Day: Shoulder & Bicep Exercises

At the risk of sounding like someone much older than I am, I threw out my back this weekend. I woke up on Sunday and thought I wasn’t going to be able to get out of bed it was that…

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Another 5K in the Books (Man is it Hot Out)!

Just got back from an easy 5K run around the neighborhood. Wow is it H-O-T hot out here in Fort Lauderdale! I’m really excited because week 4 of my Half Marathon training is now complete! Next Saturday I will tackle…

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“Eat and Run” by Scott Jurek (Book Review)

Sept. 23, 2013: I have now read “Eat and Run” more times than I am willing to admit. Each time I get something new out of the book and simply cannot recommend it enough!  Recently I read “Born to Run”…

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Me & My New Garmin Went for a Humid Run

Just got back from my first run with the new Garmin Forerunner 210 and I love it! My new GPS watch and I waved at a lot of nice people and saw many signs that spring has sprung (like these…

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Keep Calm & Run On in Remembrance of Boston

Yesterday morning, like so many other people in the running community, I watched the elite marathoners cross the finish line in Boston. I quietly cheered on Shalane and Kara from my desk at work while thinking maybe, just maybe someday I’ll…

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Ran an Easy 5 Miles Today (Did I Just Say That?)!

Today’s run capped off Half Marathon Training Week 3! I had hoped to get my long run in outdoors today, but due to a variety of factors which included 93% humidity + a downpour I opted to hit the treadmill.…

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Half Marathon Training: Week 3 Almost Done!

I’m now knee deep into week 3 of my half marathon training! One thing I’ve noticed as of late is that I require a lot less water during my runs than I used to. Just last month I upgraded to…

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