Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10-Miler: Race Recap

This was by far the least prepared I've ever been for a race. Not physically, as the training has been good, but the rest of it I failed. Between Friday and Saturday, I walked about 12 miles. I did a full yoga class (which was more than the expected beginner outdoor free yoga, tougher stuff) …

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Reclaiming my Dedication: My 14 mile Blizzard Run

I'm a weather dork. Running has amplified my level of dorkdom. I'm known for checking the hourly weather beginning 12-24 hours before a long run or race. I do this to prepare myself physically (right clothes, etc) and mentally (psyching myself up & determining my mantra), but also to adjust what time I'm going to …

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The Unplanned Weekend of Milestones

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you know I posted. A lot. My weekend started with an easy 3 mile run Saturday morning, involved a ridiculously painful yet awesome runner specific deep tissue massage at PhilaMassages, and a shopping spree at Athleta. The milestone of Saturday, other than learning that there are no …

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Chicago Racecation Part 2: Rock n Roll Chicago Half Recap

What kind of person wakes up easily when the alarm goes off at 3:30 on a Sunday morning 3 days into a vacation? This girl! I expected to either not sleep or not want to get up when my alarm went off, but to my surprise, I slept well and was ready to get up …

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Chicago Racecation Recap Part 1: Rock n Roll Chicago Expo

To save this from becoming a short book, I'm splitting my Racecation Recap into several parts, and starting with the one that will hit home with all my running and shopping readers: Rock n Roll Chicago Expo Review Arrival I will cover this in more depth in a separate post, but runWestin tested their new …

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Race recap: Rock n’ Roll Country Music Half-Marathon

Saturday I completed my 5th half-marathon at the St. Jude Country Music Marathon! I finished it in the pouring rain, and with my running buddy, as planned. The course was great! I got to see parts of Nashville that I'd never seen we're even more neat by foot. I assume the organization would have been …

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Weekend Recap: Being Thankful not Discouraged

I've found myself being a little too much of a Negative Nelly recently. If I'm going to be in a bad mood, I'd rather be Grumpy Bear, because then at least I'm a cute little bear living in the clouds.Image from made-in-china.com Recently, I've had numerous frustrations across many facets of my life, I've let …

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Weekend Recap: Sometimes you just can’t do it all

If you remember, my weekend goals post was titled "I have too many goals". As it turns out, that was true, partly. Last night, I finally told myself I needed to get some sleep and that it was not the end of the world that some of the things I wanted to do, didn't get …

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