Blaze New Trails with Mizuno

Mizuno Wave Hayate

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. One of the things I was most excited about when we found out where we were moving (besides being close to family of course) was the fact that Virginia is known for having awesome trails. I have never been a trail runner, but have always been interested in ...

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Run With Purpose

6 Miles

Hi there! Thank you for all your sweet comments on yesterday’s post. It has been a long road to get to this point, but  am excited for things to come. We never know where things might lead us! Sometimes we have to take a chance and see where it leads us. All I know is I am excited for the ...

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Bloggers on the Run: Melanie from Miss Melanie

Bloggers On The Run

It’s Monday so you know what that means. It is time for another round of Bloggers on the Run. This week I am featuring the awesome Melanie!   Name: Melanie Blog: When did you first start blogging and why? I just recently celebrated my 3 month anniversary of blogging. I am a newbie! I was inspired to start my own ...

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Onwards and Upwards

Bruce Li

Happy Monday! I’ve been holding off writing this post for a few days to let things all sink in. I will go into more explanation in a second, but first lets talk about running for a little bit.   Sunday morning Wes and I woke up and decided to go and try out a new trail we had found. We ...

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Hanson’s Marathon Method Week 1 Recap

Long Run

Now that I am officially in marathon training I thought it would be fun to recap each week. Not only does this give me a way to share my progress, but it also allows me to be able to look back on it as I need to. I was a bit nervous going into this first week. I didn’t really ...

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Rest Day Randomness


Rest days are always tricky for me. I really feel like 90% of the time I don’t know what to do with myself. I’ve been very busy this past week getting caught up on a lot of things and trying to get ahead all at the same time. Not sure if that is possible? I have noticed though on rest ...

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4 Products I’m Loving This Friday

Energems Flavors

I will be the first to say tempo runs are no joke. My plan called for a 6 mile marathon tempo run. I had a small course mapped out (including a few hills to add variation) and I was ready to do it. I did a small 1/2 mile warm up and then got to it. I went out too ...

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Meet Our New Addition

Little Piper

Wes and I have a slight weak spot when it comes to animals. Ok, actually it is pretty large. If you had asked me a few months ago I would have told you that 2 cats and 1 very high energy dog was more than enough for me. You may remember a few weeks ago I talked about a trip ...

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PRO Compression and My First Workout

PRO Compression Socks

Tuesday marked my very first workout of my new marathon training cycle. I was excited but very nervous because I wasn’t quite sure if I would be able to hit the paces that the training called for. The workout was 6 x 800 meter repeats with 400 meter recovery between each. I have done this workout in the past, but when ...

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A Look Into My Marathon Plan

Marathon Training

My marathon training plan has officially started. I’ve been going back and forth in trying to determine which marathon I would be aiming for. Originally I had said I was leaning towards the Greensboro, NC marathon on October 18th. This would have been a great marathon but I felt like I really needed a few extra weeks of training. I ...

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