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What Not to Do

Today’s training plan called for speed work.  I had plans to get out before the sun came up, but weather and staying up too late contributed to that not happening.  I headed out around 10:00 AM to do my prescribed miles – 1 mile warm up, 2 x 2 miles at HMP (half marathon pace), [...]

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 [...]

Yes, I Am A Nerd

Yes, I am a nerd.  A data nerd, that is.  While I am not a big fan of math, I am a fan of numbers as a way to track progress or motivate myself.  This is one of the reasons I use Daily Mile to track my runs,  My workout data is logged and stored [...]

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 [...]

Six Days…

My last half marathon of the spring season is 6 days from today.  The Cap City Half Marathon will be my 3rd half this spring and 13th half overall.  I have learned a lot about myself and my body over the past 4-5 years of running, but there is always more to learn.  My current [...]

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 [...]

Chia Bar Review + New Heart Rate Monitor

Lots of exciting stuff going on today! I tried out two new-to-me products: a new gluten-free bar after my run and a new heart rate monitor to monitor my HR, distance, etc, First, let’s chat about the food.

I found these bars in my local Earth Fare store last week and I loved that [...]

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 [...]

Female Runners & Anemia

Over the past few years I have had occasional bouts of low ferritin stores and/or anemia.  Historically I don’t do well with iron supplements, so I try to focus on getting my iron from the foods that I eat.  Those with Celiac Disease can be at risk for anemia, in addition to women being at [...]

Review: Nike Legend 2.0 Tight Fit Pants

My friends gave me a gift card to Fleet Feet for my birthday, so I was excited to go shop and find something new and fun!  When I normally shop at Fleet Feet it is because I need something, which isn’t necessarily the same thing as wanting something.  I had my eye on a pair [...]