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Crazy Monkey Virtual 5K Recap

In the past, I have blogged about my excitement for signing up for a virtual 5k. I have found that even though I am training for a more concrete goal—two half marathons within 4 weeks of each other—this virtual race was a great way for me to push myself during my shorter training runs. Signing

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#SweatPink Ambassador

Happy Friday to you all! I had such a productive week, and it feels good to end the week off on a positive note. I stuck with my half marathon training plan this week, but will work on adding strength training to my routine next week.  Workwise, I got a call for some freelancing opportunity,

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Summer Running & the Attack of the Mosquitoes

I have learned this week that things don’t always go according to plan. I also learned that this is okay and sometimes we just have to enjoy life. I was not able to run on Monday, and Tuesday I was out sick, so I was dying to finally get out of work yesterday and enjoy

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Life Lessons: Embrace Your Inner Child

Work hard, laugh harder. We all want to be happy. Have you ever watched children playing? Hear the sounds of their infectious laughter, high pitched giggles that make their seemingly permanent smiles contagious? Today I woke up happy. I woke up early with one thought on my mind: running. I find myself thinking about going

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Weight-Loss Not a Success for Shape

A healthy-living blogger did not have the right kind of shape for the fitness magazine. Brooke Birmingham, 28, claims that Shape magazine tried to censor her bikini body “after” photo that triumphed her weight loss because of loose skin shown around her stomach. Birmingham began documenting her weight loss story in 2009, on her blog,

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Nominated Blogger

  I am so honored to be nominated for the Liebster Award again, this time by Be Present Yoga! This time was just like the last, I read the comment as if I had just been nominated for the biggest award in the blogosphere. I enjoy investigating and exploring new health and nutrition trends just as

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Casual Running Picture Challenge

When working towards a goal, especially a fitness-orientated goal, we find that we must challenge both our bodies and our minds. The body will learn the rhythm of the constant contracting of muscles in orchestrated movement. Your mind will repeat lyrical motivational mantras to the beat of your drumming heart. Runners are constantly on a

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Beautiful Morning

I was deep in an underworld of slumber, following behind someone guiding me through empty rooms that were a mix between a factory and a school in video game like realm, jumping up and scaling pipes and ducking against walls 007 style, when my alarm went off. It was 6 a.m. I made myself a

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