Treadmill Etiquette: 5 Rules for Indoor Running

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Treadmill Etiquette: 5 Rules for Indoor Running
The past month plus has had me running at the gym a lot since I have been getting my miles in before the sun rises. These miles upon miles have given me plenty of time to reflect on a myriad of issues, from running to politics to health to parenting. One thing which I have […]
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Champion Gear, Champion Chill

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Champion Gear, Champion Chill
I don’t know about you, but Fall is my absolute favorite season. It is a little ironic given that it is also my allergy season, but there is just something about this time of year that just makes me happy. The crisp air, the leaves brilliant display of color of autumn leafs, and the slightly […]
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Road Tested Reviews – No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

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Road Tested Reviews – No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
Welcome to another edition of Road Tested Reviews. This week I’m deviating from the script a bit to tell you about an adventure with my brand new vehicle and my psychotic dog. I will cover all the mistakes made, absurdities experienced and opportunities missed so you can learn from them. Lesson number one is this: […]
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Do you spend more time on Instagram or Facebook?

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Do you spend more time on Instagram or Facebook?
Hello!! How are you? I know I haven’t done a real life update in a long time… I’m happy you still want my day to day workout, food and life posts! I haven’t been doing them for a few reasons… First, the podcast and other projects are taking up a lot of time. And second […]
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Why I am Using Hypnobabies for Birthing (and Why it is Perfect for Runners)

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Why I am Using Hypnobabies for Birthing (and Why it is Perfect for Runners)
At 35 weeks, I am now at a point where life could change any day now (although preferably we would prefer her stay inside a few more weeks!), but whenever she is ready, we are, and that is an exciting place to be. Many have been asking about the birthing class style I have been […]
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The Rundown – The Other Side

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The Rundown – The Other Side
It’s fantastic to be on the other side of the holidays! Even though my kids were home for almost three weeks straight, my dog continues to cause ridiculous amounts of stress and a warm day is anything that is a positive number, I’m still grateful to be firmly in January of a new year. Adios […]
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High Five Friday

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High Five Friday
The first High Five Friday of the new year.  It feels so fresh and so right. 5 from Instagram 1 ) Snow pup.  On Christmas day, my parents and I went snowshoeing in the fresh snow.  Cooper was like a puppy again! 2 ) When the polar vortex is unrelenting and you just want to […]
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2017 Running for Real Podcast Best Episodes -R4R 040

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2017 Running for Real Podcast Best Episodes -R4R 040
New listeners of the Running for Real podcast can find out the most popular episodes of the year, and get a recap on what has happened since Running for Real launched in mid 2017. I talk about the dramatic changes in direction that my life took from professional runner to choosing to not run a […]
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High Five Friday

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High Five Friday
Happy High Five Friday! 5 pics from Instagram – Are you following me?  Please do! 1 ) I love running.  Running is my favorite. 2 ) The kids had a snow day on Tuesday so that a basement workout for me.  It’s been forever since I ran on a treadmill (other than the Alter-G).  It […]
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How To Become a Morning Runner

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How To Become a Morning Runner
Beep beep beep beep. I roll over and peel my eyes open to see the time of the alarm clock. 4:40. Who in their right mind would set their alarm for this un-godly hour? Didn’t I just go to sleep a few minutes ago? Why am I doing this again? I could just turn the […]
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The Rundown – Happy Pills

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The Rundown – Happy Pills
  Don’t worry, this is not a post confessing my addiction to opioids (although I don’t think anyone would blame me) it’s more about taking supplements that have changed my training life. I’ve also come to realize that now, more than ever, my daily activity is my dose of happiness and sanity. So, get your […]
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Last Week’s Workouts

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Last Week’s Workouts
Last week’s workouts were way better than the week prior.  The pain from the pinched nerve in my neck got better with each day.  After taking a week off from all strength training, it felt good to get back to it. Monday 30 minutes Arc Trainer 15 minutes Stepmill alternating 20 steps forward, 20 steps […]
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The Rundown – Hot Mess

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The Rundown – Hot Mess
Those two words pretty much sum up how I feel after the Thanksgiving holiday — a hot mess. I have a holiday hangover, only a few short weeks to get all the shopping, wrapping, photo card, giving and party planning done and the boys had half days for what seemed like an eternity. It is […]
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World Vision Giveaway and How You Can Help

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World Vision Giveaway and How You Can Help
Hello! I have a super amazing good cause and giveaway to share today! I’m a huge fan of giving to a special cause or donating instead of presents and the World Vision Gift Catalog let’s you do both! You can give a gift to someone in need on behalf of someone special on your list. […]
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Fast Friday Podcast–Turkey Trot Stats

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Fast Friday Podcast–Turkey Trot Stats
Turkey Trot Quiz! Question: Who can run faster… A Turkey or Usain Bolt? Hints: – A turkey can run up to 25 miles an hour. – Usain Bolt has TONS of gold medals. Tons. ??? Answer: Usain Bolt – it averages that he can run 27.8  miles an hour in a 100 m dash. (source) […]
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My Favorite Strength Workouts for Running and Triathlon #RunIt

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My Favorite Strength Workouts for Running and Triathlon #RunIt
Is it already time for another Run It Wednesday post? Apparently. I have barely recovered from my Thanksgiving hangover but I’m ready and willing to talk about weights and workouts I love that make me a stronger and more competitive runner and triathlete! And, as usual, if you don’t like my workouts you can choose […]
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