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A Different Kind of Year

Last night as I lay in bed trying to fall asleep I was feeling slightly bad for myself when I thought about how my workouts had changed and how my running habits had changed. But then I recalled that in spite of what feels like a shift toward “exercising” (I …

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All the Goals

It is always a bit of a let down when you cannot achieve your main goal, but it is important to remember the process goals and the secondary goals are important too. I have a bit of goal amnesia at times, having a goal maybe and a deadline, and then …

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3 Things That Helped Me Get Back to Running

This was not the post I intended to write when I started writing. I wanted to write something like, “Four ways to train through injury” or “How I survived an ankle sprain to get back to running” but the story always comes back to decisions we make that affect us …

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Being Tough vs Being Smart: Race recap

I saw this shared on Twitter earlier this evening as I sit here with my foot elevated after coming down hard and wrong on a rock and pulling foot ligaments around mile 8.5 of the hardest, most technical 10 mile trail race I will ever run. It was my first …

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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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