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Great Wall Rachel 2

Here is what my week looked like last week in terms of running! Monday: 8 miles – 8:05 avg – 265 feet elevation gain {am – 1 treadmill mile – 15 minutes of strength} 8:22/8:35/8:20/8:09/8:00/7:49/7:51/7:34 Tuesday: 8 miles – 8:15 avg – 269 feet elevation gain 8:28/8:40/8:28/8:09/8:13/8:56/8:07/7:53 Wednesday: 20 minutes of strength Thursday: 6 miles […]

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A couple of weeks ago I headed to Road Runner Sports to get fitted for a new pair of running shoes and custom insoles. I’m a neutral runner and have fairly high arches. At one point I didn’t run at all without some sort of insert in my shoes, whether they were an over the […]

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April Top 10

“Spring is in full swing, the weather is warming, and April’s top 10 songs will bring the heat to your workout as well. This month’s picks provide a steady rhythm with most of the mix clocking in between 122 and 130 beats per minute (BPM). Within that range, you’ll find chart returns from both Carly […]

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Orchid 8

Chloe had her 3rd grade field trip yesterday at the Natural History Museum in DC. I didn’t plan the morning out very well and only had time for 3 treadmill miles before rushing around like a mad person to get everyone ready including myself. My mother in law came over to watch Colton and then […]

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RRS 3

Earlier this week Chloe and I headed to Road Runner Sports to try on some new running shoes and get professionally fit. The last time I remember having someone look at the way I run was long before I had kids! I worked at specialty running store, during college and for a little while after I […]

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SONY DSC

Today is a big day for those of you who entered the lottery for the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon!! So what do you do if you didn’t get in to Marine Corps Marathon? If you have been a runner for a long time you are likely aware that some races offer the option to transfer […]

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Athleta 2

In highschool I took a public speaking class, the memories from that class are seared into my brain for forever. Looking back I think it was one of the classes I hated the most because it took me out of my comfort zone. I can still remember the teacher telling me on days I had […]

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IRTB Silver

I wrote out a whole blog post rambling about how wonderful and crazy life is. Filled with so many twists and turns – highs and lows. It was fun to write and even more fun to delete. My journal has been my best friend lately and all the nonsense I wrote was probably more for my […]

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3-16-14

A couple of weeks ago a friend asked me to join her at a R.I.P.P.E.D. class {R.I.P.P.E.D. – stands for Resistance, Interval, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance and Diet}. I had NO idea what I was in for. It was H.A.R.D. My friend assured me that it gets easier the more you go because the routines are […]

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March Songs

Spring finally seems like it is on the way to my neck of the woods. I feel a little jump in my step now that I’m taking my runs outside and not stuck inside on the treadmill. Seems like the perfect time to update my playlist before Cherry Blossom 10 miler in four weeks! “This […]

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Dorothy Beal 5

We had a nice little snow day yesterday filled with legos, book reading, and lots of kindle games. In the afternoon I packed orders and headed to the post office with a sick Miles while Eric took the other two to the dentist. Eric texted me while there – that I should hear what Colton was […]

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Dorothy Beal 3

Today is day four of my early to bed and early to rise routine. I’ve set my alarm for five and haven’t been hitting snooze. One thing I learned the first time I transitioned to early morning wake ups was that hitting snooze was the death of me. I never went fully back to sleep […]

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I’ve been lacking motivation lately when it comes to marathon training. This happens every single winter and every single winter I forget all about the fact that I really don’t like running in the cold. I’m a super sweaty person, as in even when I’m cold I’m sweating. I’ve been to doctors about said sweating […]

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I’m at the point in training where I’m questioning why I signed up to run a spring marathon. I’m tired of being cold. Despite my house being a lovely 71 degrees, I walk around wearing a hat and finger-less gloves. The thought of running 18 miles outside this weekend is enough to make me want […]

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As a runner, who doesn’t always listen to music, and who mostly trains alone for marathons, I have a lot of time to think. I think about anything and everything. Some days the thoughts can be maddening other days they feel invigorating, as if the run is giving me a gift. A gift I would […]

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