The Rundown – Hot Mess

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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Best Baby Must Have’s for 3-6 Month Olds

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Best Baby Must Have’s for 3-6 Month Olds
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High Five Friday

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High Five Friday
Happy High Five Friday! It’s an extra special Friday because it’s the beginning of a long Memorial Day weekend.  Last week when I was writing my Summer Bucket List post, I first wrote that Memorial Day was a month away.  For some reason I thought it was still April.  What?!?!  Where did May go? In […]
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The Rundown – A Quiet Place

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The Rundown – A Quiet Place
I’m less than three weeks from my Half Ironman race and I find myself in a quiet place. I’m stuck between the rigorous 11 hour training weeks and race day, between thinking “I’m going to crush this!” and “there’s a chance I could actually die out there.” It’s taper time people, or what I like […]
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5 Things I Would Hate to Run Without #JustRun

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5 Things I Would Hate to Run Without #JustRun
Welcome to another amazing collaboration of Just Run where this month’s topic is 5 things I would hate to run without. You may have heard you need very little in the way of gear in order to run, but you will find that most runners have an exorbitant amount of excess running related stuff anyway. […]
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Last Week’s Workouts

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Last Week’s Workouts
Last week’s workouts were going along swimmingly until Friday when my throat started to feel weird.  At first, I hoped for allergies.  But when I started to get chills, aches and feel like crud, I knew it was a good ol’ fashion cold.  Yippee. Monday 20 minutes Arc Trainer 20 minutes Stepmill bench press reverse […]
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Racing Back to Back: More Races Does NOT Mean More Chances to Succeed

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Racing Back to Back: More Races Does NOT Mean More Chances to Succeed
I am probably going to make a lot of people angry with that title, but it is something I hear some variation of over and over again. Especially in newer runners, runners who are falling for all the typical runner mistakes, and it ends up breaking their heart, often breaking their bodies, and breaking their […]
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Summer Bucket List

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Summer Bucket List
This is a sponsored post on behalf of prAna.  All thoughts, as always, are my own.  Thanks for supporting companies that I love! I’ve got summer fever. With Memorial Day just around the corner and the weather kind of warming up, I’m dreaming of all of the things I want to do to make the […]
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The Rundown – You Will Suffer

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The Rundown – You Will Suffer
  Whenever I need to give my email address, which includes “train4life” I’m almost always asked about it. Last week when one such exchange took place, the guy on the other end of the phone turned out to be a two-time Ironman, so we talked about my upcoming half. “You will suffer, that’s for sure,” […]
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