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‘Tis Time to Taper

This weekend I completed my last long run before my upcoming half marathons.  The first one is on April 22nd (Earth Day).  Tapering is a great time for the body to rest and repair itself in preparation for race day, yet it is hard on the mind.  I have struggled before with tapering before [...]

10 Things That Make Me a Better Runner

When I first started running I thought that all I had to do was put on my running shoes & put one foot in front of the other.  While that may work for the occasional or casual runner, that doesn’t work for the one (ahem, me) that thinks she can take on the world [...]

The Quest for Warm Toes

After solving my frozen & numb hands problem with new running mittens in December, I moved onto the quest for warm toes.  To be honest, I had put it off because of our unseasonably warm winter.  Thankfully when I ordered some Little Hotties hand warmers, I got some sample foot warmers.  Did you know [...]

Review: Black Diamond Gizmo Headlamp

Last fall I bought a headlamp to light the way on my predawn neighborhood runs.  I did this partially so that I could avoid tripping or stepping on frogs (yes, I have encountered a few along my early summer morning runs) and also so I was easier to see.  My colder weather gear – [...]

Chobani For Refueling

I heard it through the grapevine that Chobani had several new flavors out, so I made it my mission to locate the new flavors & give them a try.  Apparently the mango has been around for a short while, but it has somehow escaped my radar.

I was so excited with my purchases, [...]

Technical Stuff

Since it is a new year, it is time to address goals.  I mentioned the other day that I had a goal to run 5 half marathons this year and several shorter races.  In order to make sure that I am training as safely as I can, I began training last February by heart [...]

First on the First 5K Recap

January 1, 2012 marked my first race of the new year. Nothing like getting started right off the bat, right?

The race didn’t start until 11 AM, which is perfect for the day after New Year’s Eve. I made sure to hit the hay early, but did partake in my share of wine [...]

The Year in Review

This year seemed to just fly by.  I feel like I was just complaining about the cold & snow that we had last winter and here we are facing another winter (although this one seems to be much milder at this point).  We usually don’t do much on New Year’s Eve and this year [...]

Goal Achieved

Thursday my alarm went off at 4:20 AM, which is typical for a weekday.  I hit snooze for 9 minutes and then there were no excuses.  When I began getting up this early to run/workout 3 years ago, it wasn’t easy.  I admit that there were many days in the beginning that I wanted [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today I am starting my day with a 4 mile race with 4000 of my closest friends out in Dublin, Ohio!  Nothing like burning off some of your turkey dinner before you eat it, right?  One of the main things that drew me to The Flying Feather Four Miler is the swag.  Yes, there [...]