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…..as summed up by Tim McGraw There’s always a price you pay no matter what you do If you’re gonna climb that mountain to the top It always comes down to How bad do you want it? How bad do you need it? Are you eating, sleeping, dreaming with that one thing on your mind? […]

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Athlete Bios. Sure we have all read bios on all our favorite elite athletes – but what about the runners who don’t run for money, raise families, hold down jobs and all the while have crazy PR’s?! Well I think it’s time we gave these people the credit they deserve! Check back weekly for new […]

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Recently I read the book Not Buying It about a husband and wife who for a year decide to only buy essential items. They do this not so much in an effort to save money but to see what life is like when we consume less and live more. I don’t know the book has […]

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with a little help from my mom of course….. What I’m talking about is a ‘fuel’ that doesn’t hurt my stomach. I’ve never run a marathon and not crashed at the end – due in part to the fact that I have never been able to fuel up properly. I have an extremely sensitive stomach. […]

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If you are like most runners you probably have found yourself at one time or another stretching your calves on a curb. If you find that you have tight calves and would prefer to stretch them in say the privacy of your own home rather than the side of the road – then check out […]

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The way I deal with most things in my life is by running. When I’m sad – I run. When I’m happy – I run. When I am annoyed – I run fast. When I am tired – I run slow. When I am upset and hurt – I run long. Point being – I […]

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Headed to the track last night to do 4 x 1 mile in lovely coolish weather – a rare treat for the first day of September. I ran my warm up a little faster than usual to really get my heart pumping and then started the workout right away. My goal was to get sub […]

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You asked: I answered: I was at my peak weight in college when I first decided it was time to start running and getting into shape. I weighed over 35 lbs more than my current weight. I was staying up too late, drinking too much beer, and eating wayyyy to many crappy foods. These were […]

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Ever have one of those days that you feel like you could run for forever? Maybe it’s the endorphins that repeatedly drive me to run crazy distances and then want to repeat it 7 days later?! I still feel like I’m on an endorphin high every time I think about my long run two weeks […]

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Ever have one of those days that you just feel sluggish, slow, out of shape, etc.?? Yesterday was one of those days for me and I’m not sure why….. I had a great long run on Saturday where I just ran for time. I needed to at least get in 20 miles and ended up […]

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Last week my friend invited me to go with her to a strength clinic for runners. I figured what the heck even though I wasn’t expecting to learn too much. I was wrong! We first helped each other asses our muscle weakness’s – most of which were dead on for me. I was aware that […]

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Last night I headed to the track again in the heat to do some 800’s. For those of you who don’t know what a Yasoo 800 is – it’s basically running an 800 in the time that you would like to/think you can finish a marathon in. So if you want to run a 3:45 […]

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Usually I’m pretty private about what races I plan on running. I don’t like talking about a race before I’ve run it for fear of jinxing myself or something. It’s no secret though that I love Marine Corps Marathon and so I planned on running it for the 5th time this year. HOWEVER I signed […]

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Heat index of 105 degrees – YIKES Probably not the best weather for attempting a Yasso track workout but I did it anyways. mile repeats – 6:39, 6:38, 6:42 – haven’t run mile repeats in I don’t know how long – so this felt like a hard workout even though the actual fast part was […]

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Weather this morning: Overcast, Low 70’s, Lightly Raining Me: Chloe isn’t it a nice morning for running?Chloe(in the running stroller): Yes Mommy not too sunnyMe: Yes not too sunnyChloe: Not too rainyMe: (Smiling) Yes not too rainyChloe: Just Right Anyone who knows me well knows that I love trees. Actually even if you don’t know […]

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Last night I ran the Friends of the W&OD 10K race put on by race director Jay Jacob Wind. With temps in the high 80’s and a sunny 6:30 pm start I didn’t have high expectations for myself. I was shocked to notice a decent amount of good runners at the start of the race […]

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I’m thinking the hot weather + the lovely humidity *insert sarcasm* is what is causing my tiredness. I’ve sort of taken it easy this week because I plan on running a 10K tonight. It should be pretty hilarious considering how hot it is out and the fact that the start time is 6:30pm. I broke […]

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I’m more tired today after a fast 14 with Meredith than I was after running my last marathon. Yes I was more sore after running a full 26.2 – but I’m walking around today like a zombie – I might as well have just run a marathon. I’m useless! I think I’d be really sad […]

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The other night after a ‘family run’ my husband challenged me to a race (A family run being defined as me running pushing the babies and my husband running beside us listening to his ipod – I’m still not sure if the music is for extra motivation or to drown out my talking??). A dash […]

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Stranger Than Fiction – About 10 minutes into this movie my husband fell asleep – he woke up an hour later and asked if it was good – I said without thinking – “it’s strange” Midway through a run the other day I realized that blogging has made running feel like MY life is being […]

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Youth is wasted on the young. I’ve heard this before many times but when my grandmother said it to me this morning it really stuck. I have been DEAD tired lately. I don’t know if it’s my body catching up from a year of sleepless nights or if it’s running in the heat in the […]

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It’s that time of year again. Tour Time. I’ll admit that I was a bit of a fair weather friend. Once Lance retired it didn’t have quite the same excitement as it did before. But he’s back. And so am I. The Tour reminds me of good times. My skinny summer with Claire where all […]

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Lately I really have been seeing a difference in my running based on what I eat. On days that I eat really healthy making sure I get enough protein, good fats and carbs – I feel good the next day on a run. The days I splurge and eat whatever I want(whatever = crap) I […]

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The word makes me cringe. I run – I don’t jog – I never have. I used to run 11 min miles – I ran then walked – ran then walked – never jogged. I think whatever pace you run you are still running unless of course you are speed walking or power walking but […]

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There would be paths in every town longer than a mile or two. There would be more water fountains. I would plants more trees. I would outlaw concrete sidewalks and make them something a little more knee friendly. I would mandate bike lanes in all new development. I would give tickets to people who honk […]

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I’m Starting With The Man In The MirrorI’m Asking Him To Change His WaysAnd No Message Could Have Been Any ClearerIf You Wanna Make The World A Better Place Take A Look At Yourself And Then Make A Change

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Do you love to run? To race? Running at night? If so consider running the Friends of the W&OD 10K on August 1st. Start time is 6:30 PM and the race is run on one of my favorite parts of the W&OD Trail. I’ll be there promoting Saucony with the local tech rep/ranked runner Julia […]

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but who you are with that really matters. Today’s run taught me that it really doesn’t matter where you run as long as you have good company on that run! 10 Miles was over before it even began. I could REALLY get used to not running all my long runs alone anymore I was soooooooo […]

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I’ve been a little MIA lately from life and writing. I had a good reason though – we were moving! I am happy to say that we have been in our new house for over a week now and for a million and one reasons we are all so happy. The first morning I woke […]

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My grandmother has for years been telling me that if you eat garbage your body will give you garbage. As a young child I laughed at this notion. How could something as tasty as ice cream cause some garbage later on? I didn’t get it. This morning my body taught me that maybe my grandmother […]

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