Find Some Fun Motivation from Dick’s Sporting Goods


Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone’s week is going by quickly and smoothly. I’ve had to make a few changes this week to help get me out of my running funk last week, and so far so good! I’ll go into more detail later this week! Aside from evaluating my training, there are also some fun things you can do to ...

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Marathon Training Week 3: 6/22/15-6/28/15

Week 34

Hello everyone! How’s your weekend going? We have a lot to celebrate around here! Saturday night we did a delayed anniversary dinner and Wes’ end of ICU celebration! It’s been a tough month for him, so i’m happy that he made it to the end! 6 12-hour shifts per week is just no fun! It was a fun and relaxing ...

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4 Beautiful and Crazy Years


Today is a good day. It’s one of my favorite days. In fact, 4 years ago today was hands down the best day of my life. On this day, at 5:30 pm I said “I Do” to my best friend, love, and running partner for life. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. You can read ...

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What Scares You?


Starting a new training cycle brings up a lot of different emotions. Ok, it’s not quite as dramatic as that makes it sounds but the fear of the unknowns often comes back to haunt me. My husband is always telling me “just relax.” I’m sure at this point after 10 years he is tired of saying it, but I know ...

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Marathon Training Week 2: 6/15/15-6/21/15

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I apologize for my lack of Friday post. Our internet went out due to a bad storm and I just got it back Saturday morning! I have never been so happy to have internet again. First off, Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there! I hope you all were able to spend some quality time with your family. ...

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A Day in the Life (Part III)

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Good morning! Happy Wednesday! It’s hump day so that is something to be happy about right? It also means I have gotten through 3 runs of this week’s marathon training and 1 workout! I always feel so much better once I get into it so that makes me happy as well! It’s been a while since I have shared a ...

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Marathon Training Week 1: 6/8/15 – 6/14/15

Marathon Week 13

It’s hard to believe I am already writing about week one of marathon training. I think I am ready for this crazy ride! The first week wasn’t too bad.  They work you into it, but by week 2 you are up and running! Even though it is only the first week, this is how I felt for a majority of ...

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Common Thoughts At the Beginning of Marathon Training


I started this week with high hopes of a simple slow week. You know how one little thing can completely throw you out of whack? Yep, as of Wednesday things just went crazy. That’s life right? First off, thank you for all your sweet comments on my Chicago plan and goals. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t still ...

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Chicago Marathon Training Plan and My Next Goal


It is hard to believe that it’s time for me to begin my marathon training. As I began to map out my plan it felt like it was just yesterday I was training for the Kiawah Island Marathon. As soon as my last marathon ended I started brain storming my goals. I was on such a high and I wanted ...

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Weekly Running Recap: 6/1/15 – 6/7/15

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I am going to refer to this week as my “comeback” week. I say that loosely because I was never out of the game, but the past couple weeks have been a struggle for me when it comes to workouts. I switched things up when it came to my nutrition, stretching and strength training this week. It wasn’t necessarily easy ...

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