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Time to start training…but not yet

For my first half marathon, I printed out my 12 week plan, tapped it on my bedroom wall and surrounded it by motivational sayings and clippings of workout moves from my fav health and fitness magazines. This time around, I looked into a few different training plans, but after upgraded my MapMyRun to the MVP

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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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A Run Amongst Fireflies

I started my day off on a healthy foot yesterday—feeling amazing after an early morning run, and made clean eating choices all day. Once I got home, I cooked up some grilled chicken with brown rice and a mixed blend of zucchini, squash, onions, and red peppers for a divine dinner. Putting on the next

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5k Foam Fest Fun

There is nothing more exciting than your first 5k. While I have taken part in quite a few 5ks since I began running last year, for this fun, mud run my sister and I added a new member to our team! While I enjoy running further distances, my sister is usually my running buddy for

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Achieve Goals By Rewarding Your Runs With Swag

Studies show that shopping for workout gear can motivate you to keep running towards your goals. The 2012 study used the term “enclothed cognition” to describe our mental changes when we wear particular clothing. If you walk down the street like a runaway in your little black dress, chances are you feel confident and beautiful,

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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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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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