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ER, What?

Last summer I discovered that drinking water wasn’t enough to keep me hydrated when exercising in the heat and humidity.  I would fight dehydration after each and every long run or hard workout.  That telltale headache would start to creep in and the rest of my day would be spent fighting to rehydrate myself.  Once [...]

I Am Enough

Sunday mornings are spent browsing blogs and Facebook as I drink my first cup of coffee and begin to wake up.  This past Sunday I happened across Jill’s post about the “i am enough project”.  This post really hit home with me.  Why?  Part of the reason I have been struggling on and off for [...]

Motivation

It can be hard to stay motivated. Motivation is necessary for many aspects of our daily lives from faithfully following the gluten-free diet to staying fit. We are lucky to have some great resources right at our fingertips these days with our smartphones. I have been experimenting with the Motorola Razr HD and will share [...]

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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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 [...]

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 [...]

Ways to Not Dread the “Dreadmill”

Most runners prefer to run outside and not on the dreadmill treadmill.  Since I am one of those runners that much prefers to be outside, Aaron questioned my sanity when I purchased a treadmill a couple of months back.  “You hate the treadmill!”, he said.  Yes, I do, but I hate not running more.  So, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]