Marathon Packing List

With Grandma’s Marathon a week away (!!!), I have turned to packing to keep my nerves at bay (and rhyming apparently). Having only done two marathons, I am definitely no expert, but I hope my personal list can help you as you prepare for your race. Whether you’re running in your hometown, road-tripping a couple […]

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Friday Favorites

It’s already March, there’s only 3 girls left on The Bachelor and can someone please tell me where the time is going?? There’s nothing like a wake up call to live in the present when you look back on the last 2 months- well, the last 8 months really- and wonder where the time went. […]

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Shorter Days and Longer Runs

Anyone training for a marathon knows that when the days start to get shorter, your runs start to get longer… and longer (and longer). Whether you are a brand new runner, somewhat new to running, or a pro, these tips will help you through this challenging time! Wear the right shoe. Well, wear both the right and […]

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Why Run?

It’s hard, it makes us get out of our cozy beds in the morning, and it hurts– but despite all that, so many people run. Some people might run to lose weight, to train for a race, to spend time with a friend, or to get fit for free. These all are all great reasons, but this past year, […]

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How to Dress for Running Outside

One day it’s 30 degrees and snowing, the next day it’s sunny and 65. With such inconsistent weather, it can be tempting to call it quits on running outside.  I have good news for you – you don’t have to step on that treadmill quite yet. Knowing what to wear in different temperatures will make it […]

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Hell Workouts

Did I say hell? I meant hill… but it’s pretty much the same thing right?? When I started my marathon training in Illinois, I was on pace to run 8:40 min/mile pace for the Marine Corps Marathon. I was in for a very rude awakening, however, when we moved out East. There are hills EVERYWHERE. […]

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