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The Spirit of the Marathon II

I was offered a unique opportunity to see Spirit of the Marathon II on June 12, 2013, but was unable to make it due to a prior commitment.  I was bummed because I really enjoyed the first Spirit of the Marathon movie.  I asked a fellow MIT coach (Chris Kelley) if he would be interested [...]

Half Marathon #11: ORRRC Xenia Half Marathon Race Recap

Half marathon #11 is in the bag! This race also happened to be the first of 6 half marathons that I have on my race schedule this year.  Xenia, Ohio is roughly an hour and 20 minutes away from Fleet Feet Columbus, where I met up with 5 Run DMC girls to head out. 

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Weekly Menu Plan–April 8, 2013

Good Monday morning to you!  I am sitting here making my grocery list for the week and will certainly be adding some grilled items to our menu since spring finally decided to come visit us in Ohio.  It was so nice to take the puppy outside the other night to smell the wonderful aromas coming [...]

Taper Musings

Sometimes I wish I had an on/off switch for my brain so I could quiet the madness. My brain is busy enough on any given “normal” day, but throw half marathon tapering into the mix and I have a whole lot of noise going on. Last month I shared my review of the book “Life [...]

April Fool’s Day & Running Chat

Today is April Fool’s Day!  Do you like to play practical jokes on others or do you prefer to pretend that today is just like any other day?  I have played some fun jokes over the years.  The one that stand out as my favorite is the time I emailed an ultrasound picture to family [...]

Running with a Legend

An early morning coaches breakfast with running legend, Bill Rodgers, and 12 miles was going to make for a long morning. Historically my 12 mile runs haven’t been too bad, but when I woke up and my legs were sore from BodyPump yesterday, I knew it might be challenging. Being part of MIT Marathoners affords [...]

Half Marathon Training Update

It is just about a month now until my first of six half marathons in 2013. I have settled into a good training routine and have tweaked some numbers pertaining to my heart rate zones to help ensure I am recovering properly between my workouts. There are a couple of key components to my recovery [...]

Heart Rate Guided Training Update

It is no secret, when I do something, I do it 150%. There is no half-assing it for me. I either do it or I don’t. This can be a good trait to have, but it can be detrimental to body and mind, as well. A good example of where it can be bad or [...]

Review: Core Defender Meal Bars

Working out later in the day always poses a challenge for me, especially if the workout is around dinner time. Some Tuesday nights I go to BodyPump class with my friends and then grab a drink after the class, so I am forced to eat a small, early dinner and then to refuel with a [...]

Miles for Myelin

I have a close friend who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in October of 2006. I met Melissa just a little over a year ago while training for 5 half marathons with MIT. We ran together for many miles of training and then for 3 of my 5 half marathons last year. Melissa is [...]