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When the Bottom Falls Out

Just when you think things are taking a turn in the right direction and you can finally breathe just a little bit, the universe has a way of reminding you that you are not in charge. Having just returned from a true vacation, with relaxation, no hotel workouts,no runs, just …

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The Power of Rest

I just took a week off from running and almost 2 weeks off from lifting and I did not wake up this morning weak and fat. I took my first real vacation in years-7 days of fun and rest, food and drink, no hotel workouts, and only 1 very easy …

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Getting Ready for the Next Big Thing

Right now the focus is getting back into running shape, and although I miss working on overhead lifts, my shoulders are much happier and I am working more on building strength and improving movement in other ways not so hard on my shoulder joints. I have a new PR in …

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Training Thoughts

What are you training for? After several years of working with personal trainers who worked with me and taught me how to specifically train for goals, I now find myself with options-many options. I am in that uncomfortable pace where I get to decide if I want to work out …

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I am not trying to transform myself

It has been 5 years since I started working with a personal trainer who convinced me to change the way I looked at food and then convinced me running would be good for me.Once he convinced me to run a 5k race, I was hooked. 5k became 10K and 10K …

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Mental Training

Since I trained and ran for my first half marathon in 2013, I have been in training for something, almost non stop. Why? Because as a newbie runner, I knew how difficult it was to get in shape to run 13.1 miles and I didn’t think I would ever be …

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Lifestyle Challenge Week 3: What I learned

We have not quite completed this week’s Lifestyle Challenge, but I thought I would share a few key things I learned. Building off of last week’s discovery that the point system was irrelevant to me, I stopped keeping points. I also discovered I could not focus on 5 different categories, …

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My 2015 in Pictures

I didn’t want to let the last day of 2015 go by without one last post; and I thought it would be cool to simply post meaningful pictures from each month to capture the essence of the year as a whole. It was harder than I thought, and it took …

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My Running Life

  The other day I received a survey that focused on the question: “How would you define a runner?” I answered simply, “Someone who runs.” The survey went on to ask things like: “How often does a runner run?” “What does a runner look like?” “Why do runners run?” I …

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It’s Not Supposed to be Easy

Somewhere along the way things got easy: easy workouts, easy runs, a little hard work here and there, but mostly easy stuff. Things had gotten easy and routine and I didn’t even know it, but I felt it in my heart. Something was not right. Even though I was training …

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