A New Training Phase

Half Marathon Training1

We all have moments when we realize, something needs to change. Ever since the Kiawah Marathon I’ve been just kind of running on a whim. Sure, I have workouts and long runs but I very rarely have a plan and most of those are figured out the night before or on the day of. Honestly, I thrive on a plan. I’ve always known ...

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Weekly Running Recap: 2/23/15 – 3/1/15

Weekly 2

This week sure turned out a little differently than I expected. It’s okay though, I ended up on a high note! Sometimes  I think we push ourselves even when we know we’ve got other things going on that take importance. We want to go, go, go when our bodies are telling us to slow down.   Here is a break down ...

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Skipping a Workout and LJ Fit Challenge Progress


Thursday morning I woke up to this. It was hands down the most beautiful snow I had seen in quite some time. However, it really put a damper in my running plans. I had laid out my clothes on Wednesday night knowing that no matter what happened with the weather I was going to be on the treadmill. My alarm ...

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Slowing Down

Slow Down1

This post has absolutely nothing to do with running, but it is something that has been on my mind a lot lately so I hope you can understand my jumbled thoughts.   Hurry up and go! If I had a theme for the last several weeks of my life I think that would summarize it pretty well. You know what? I ...

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Weekly Running Recap: 2/16/15 – 2/22/15


This week was tough. Physically and mentally due to the unusual amount of treadmill running that was involved. Not ideal, but you make it work. They are even calling for some more snow this coming week, but I am seceretly hoping it stays away. I want snow to either be able to get me out of a day at work ...

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Songs to Get You Through Any Run


Happy Friday! This week has felt so off to me because I wasn’t on my normal schedule. I was off Monday, a 2 hour delay on Tuesday and the finally got on my normal schedule starting Wednesday. I’ve been slammed with work too so I am so happy to see the weekend! Another thing that has been off this week? ...

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Our First Snow and a Rest Day

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I can’t tell you how nice it was to get away for the weekend. Even if it was a quick there and back trip, it sure helped me to relax and forget about the stress of the past few weeks! Saturday I had a wonderful 14 mile run. I really needed that after the exhausting week. Sunday I woke up ...

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Weekly Running Recap: 2/9/15 – 2/15/15


Look what came in the mail finally. I ordered a small thing of pepper spray I could hold in my hand while I run. I’m really excited for this because it will provide me with the peace of mind I need on my early morning runs. If I’ve learned anything over the past couple weeks is you can never be ...

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Garmin Forerunner 220 Review

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Happy Friday! I am 8 hours away from getting in the car with my husband and pup and heading to the beach. I don’t even care if it is going to be cold; there is something so relaxing about just being there. Plus it gets us away for even a short while! In just 8 short hours I will be ...

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My Views on Fueling As a Runner


Why hello there! I am so happy Wednesday is here. We have a quick trip planned this weekend to the beach and it is long overdue. You know when those trips come at just the right time? This is one of them. It also helps that I finally have my husband back on the weekends! I started off with 9 ...

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