My 2018 Chicago Marathon Training Thus Far

Now that I'm back in the blogging business, let's talk about my marathon training thus far. I've been working with a new coach this go round and thus far, it's been a great fit. I will pat myself on the back and say that I've been very regimented during this training....

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Ketchup!

Oh, hi there. I've been absent for a minute. I know. I'm a lying liar who doesn't keep resolutions. I didn't stick to my posting weekly, but we already knew that was happening back in February. Good to say that resolution is dead in the water. I am however, doing...

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Best Damn Race Safety Harbor 10K Race Report 2018

I'm not sure if you all know this, but I hate the 10K distance. I never run it, and when I do, I'm reminded of how completely stupid it is. Don't argue with me. It's dumb. It's basically a 5K that's extended. You get to redline and hang on for 3+ more miles. It. Is....

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Celebration Half Marathon Race Report 2018

My original A race for the year is in the books! I registered for the Celebration Half Marathon a while ago and was counting it as an A race for 2018. This was before I knew I would be running Chicago, but I've got time to make that an A race too. Last weekend will go...

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Nine Confessions

Like any good resolutionist, I have failed on my first goal of 2018. I wanted to post here once per week, but I totally missed last week. Go me! #SoStrong On the plus side, I've stuck to my other goals and while I did mention race goals in my year end wrap up I...

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Big Beach Half Marathon Race Report & Gulf Beaches Racecation 2019

If you follow me on social media then there is really no way that you missed my weekend trip to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama, this weekend. In fact, sorry not sorry, for all the posts where I showed off my fantastic girls weekend with Keara. Thanks to the...

Top 10 Things I’m Looking Forward to in 2019

Happy New Year! I love looking back at my stats for the year and - wow, I am impressed by my running miles. I beat 2017 by 200. On the other hand, I'm super underwhelmed by what I did swimming and cycling. I am going to beat those numbers in 2019. Swim - 40,480 yards...

So You Wanna Start Running in 2019…

I always see folks post about how they want to start running in the New Year but aren't quite sure how to go about it. If 2019 is the year you want to start running, I've got some tips that can help you! Before we get into that, let's talk about the benefits of...

Top 5 Things I’ve Learned About Coaching in 2018

I know the year isn't quite over yet, but I wanted to go over a few things I've learned as a coach in 2018. I feel like I've really hit my stride as an endurance sports coach this year, and while I definitely don't know everything I feel confident that I can help...

Turf & Turf… Time to Pump Up the Iron

Why we need more iron as runners. And specifically, increased levels of ferritin.

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