The Last Long Run Before The Big Long Run

It’s the home stretch. My body is tired, but it still has the drive to keep going. My mind is set on finishing and there has not been a single doubt lingering that I won’t be able to meet my goal. It’s my last long run before my half marathon, 12 miles on a warm … Continue reading The Last Long Run Before The Big Long Run

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A Letter To You, Real Runner

Dear Runner, Today, like you, I tied my shoes. I headed out into the still sleeping day, off the chase the sun, one step closer to greatness. I am a real runner. Some days a great pace leads to a sprint, the need for speed oozing through my pores like the perspiration that falls down … Continue reading A Letter To You, Real Runner

Spartan Strong

I have a few 5ks and a half marathon under my fitness belt, but those seemed like a piece of cake compared to my first Spartan Race. I had been training since late winter for the 5k plus 21 obstacles, but because my half came first, focused more on my running than weight training. Finally, … Continue reading Spartan Strong

My Road to the Big Race: Part 2 – RACE DAY

Saturday, March 29, 2013, I woke up energized as if someone shot adrenaline right into my veins. The night before, I made sure I did 30-minutes of yoga stretches for runners and would stretch again before the race. Grabbing a bagel with a teaspoon of peanut butter and a banana, I was ready to hit … Continue reading My Road to the Big Race: Part 2 – RACE DAY

Motivation Monday

Monday is probably the most hated day of the week, but if we change our perspective, than Monday can be the best day to start up a new healthy habit or pick up healthy behaviors after weekend "cheat days." Starting of a new week making positive choices will make you stick with your program or … Continue reading Motivation Monday