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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