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Review: Sportline Solo 965

When I began heart rate training a couple of years back I started taking my resting heart rate in the mornings before getting out of bed. Doing so helps me get a quick glimpse of how my body is adjusting to training. An elevated resting heart rate can mean many things – some of those [...]

Winter Running

‘Tis the season to freeze our tails off while running in what feels like the frozen tundra!  BRR!  If you were cold outside last week while you were running, you will really be cold this week!  The temps are dipping into the single digits at night, making those early morning runs super cold. 

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2012 in Running

PR to kick 2012 off the right way!

We don’t stop running for snow.

Staying warm on ridiculously cold days.

A shiny new PR for half marathon #6!

Half marathon #7 and helping friends reach their goals!

MIT summer/fall session

Training runs moved due to heavy summer [...]

Workout Wednesday Motivation

Some days I need a little more motivation than others. Today was one of those days. I was excited that my sports doctor gave me permission to do speed work, even though my resting heart rate has been elevated over the past week. The humidity has been ridiculous lately, I took a complete rest day [...]

Plank Challenge & Menu Plan

Welcome to September! Sure doesn’t feel like September here yet, but hopefully it will soon! Yesterday I started a new month-long challenge that was organized by a running friend of mine – Plank A Day Challenge.

My PR plank

The challenge is this:

A strong core is essential to efficient body mechanics when running and [...]

Different Types of Goals

In my mind, goals are usually set and achieved by my trying to better myself, my race times, etc.  When I really stopped to think about what the word “goal” meant, I decided to see what the dictionary said.

goal [gohl]

noun

1. the result or achievement toward which effort is directed;aim; end.

2. [...]

Friday Fuel

I thought Friday would be a great day of food to share as I prepare for my 8th half marathon on Sunday. I will not be racing the race on Sunday, but running it more like a training run. I hope to PR in the Columbus Half Marathon in October.

When I know that I [...]

Pretty Muddy Giveaway

Ohio ladies, listen up! Sorry, gentleman, this one is for the girls. Have you heard of the women’s only mud run series called Pretty Muddy? Well, grab a beverage (coffee is my choice this early morning) and read on.

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The Columbus area Pretty Muddy Women’s Mud Run will take place on September 29, [...]

Sweat Pink

You probably have noticed the Sweat Pink Ambassador badge on the right hand side of my blog by now. I am thrilled to share that I am now a Sweat Pink Ambassador and hope to incorporate more fitness posts into a new page that you will soon be able to find on my blog. I [...]