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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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Not According to Plan: Week 1 of Half Marathon Training

As you might already know, week one of my half marathon training did not necessarily start on the right foot. After anticipating the official start of my 12 week program, I soon realized that it was not the strong week I was imagining. Here is a breakdown of what my week looked like: Day 1:

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Are The Best Runs the Ones We Don’t Want to Do?

Last night I was more than fine with not going for a run. Everyone needs a rest day right? After running 6 miles the day before (spilt between a morning and evening run), I decided to give my body a little break knowing that I am going to the gym tonight for weight training (and

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National Running Day Recap

Yesterday I made sure to celebrate National Running Day. I began running just about a year ago and was so happy to learn that such a holiday exists! I had been running for the past 4 days in a row, so it wasn’t that I needed motivation to run, but rather it was motivation to

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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

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