Things I’m Looking Forward To In September


Someone needs to explain to me how a 3 day weekend goes by so quickly!? I am going to miss the extra sleep so badly. I woke up Monday morning and got one last run in before we headed home. I ran 6 very hot and humid miles. The run went very well aside from the fact that I ran ...

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Focus On The Mile You Are In

Run the Mile You Are In

Happy Labor day! This has been such a wonderful weekend down at the coast! The past several times we have come we have run into bad weather, and haven’t really been able to enjoy as much “beach” time as we would have wanted. This weekend was full of sun and was a perfect official ending to the summer. It is ...

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Hanson’s Marathon Method Week 6 Recap


We are officially at the beach. We got in a little before 10:00 PM on Friday night and even though it was a long dive, it was worth it! This little girl and I had a lot of quality time together! This week wasn’t the easiest, but I am proud to have gotten through it! I am feeling much better ...

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7 Ways to Stay Active With Your Dog {Guest Post}


Happy Saturday! As you are reading this I am either out doing my 15 mile run or I am spending time at the coast with my hubby! We took advantage of this quick holiday and headed down to the beach last night after we got off work. I am trying to soak up every second we have, so Anna was ...

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Staying on Track With the Runtastic Orbit


Disclosure: I received the Runtastic Orbit through a campaign with SweatPink. I was not compensated monetarily, but was provided the product for review. All opinions, as always, are my own. Happy Friday! I hope everyone has some fun weekend plans. We are heading to the beach for the long weekend after we get off work tonight. Going to be a late drive, but I ...

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How to Prepare for a Hard Tempo Run

7 Mile Run

Wednesday morning’s run was incredible. I woke up at my normal time of 4:40 am and laced up my shoes and got out the door very quickly. I learned a long time ago it was better to just do it then wait around. Plus, at that time in the morning the more I wait the more inviting my bed begins ...

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The Simple Things I Am Thankful For

Wes and Gorman

I can’t even begin to express just how wonderful it feels to be back to normal. After this weekend I was worried something was really wrong, but I am so glad that I figured out what was causing me all the nausea and exhaustion this weekend. Lesson learned – even on my days off from running I still need to be ...

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Detour SMART Bars


The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Detour bar. First off, I wanted to start off by saying I am feeling 110% BETTER! I finally figured out that my problems with running this weekend most likely came from dehydration. It can really mess with your body! I am usually really good about paying attention to my ...

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Bloggers on the Run: Julie from Running In a Skirt

Bloggers On The Run

It’s Monday, so you know what that means! Today I am excited to bring you Julie from Running In a Skirt.   Name: Julie Blog: When did you first start blogging and why? I started blogging on Running in a Skirt to document my Chicago Marathon training and race experience as a Girls on the Run SoleMate. I was hoping ...

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Quiet Talker

Originally when I looked at my running schedule for last week, I really thought it would be a nice break. Aside from Tuesday and Thursday all of the workouts were “easy.” I thought that would give my body a chance to recover. Saturday morning everything seemed to change. I woke up on Friday feeling a little “out of whack.” My ...

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