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The Rundown – Steady State

After you've been running for a while you can get into what I like to call a "steady state" of flow during a run. It's that blissful state of cruising along and feeling good, letting your mind wander and feeling grateful for just being out there while letting go of...

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The Truth About Having a Dog

Nine years ago, when I got pregnant with the twins, my friends were extremely honest with me about what life would be like after having kids. Phrases like "sobbing crying," "hot mess" and "wild insanity" were the ones I remember most and, I give them a lot of credit...

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The Rundown – Fresh Start

For anyone who has school age kids, September feels more like the beginning of a new year than January. For me, it's the signaling of a fresh start. I want to wipe away the negativity and unmotivated feelings of the past spring and summer and focus only on today and...

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The Rundown – A Strong Practice

Now that I'm a regular yogi (I have attended yoga class three weeks in a row!) I've started to really love being on my mat. Of course, I run at least four miles prior to class because even "power yoga" leaves me with too much excess energy on a Monday. In last week's...

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The Rundown – A Different Kind of Hard

For most people the hard part of exercising and racing is getting up and out the door everyday and especially the day of the race. For me, it's so much harder to stay in bed and chose not to train or race even though it's a much smarter decision...until this past...

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Surprising Ways to Beat the Heat While Running

This is not another post about how to put ice in your hat or drink freezing cold water for 48 hours before your run to stay cool. Science is giving runners a whole new way to beat the heat while running and it has nothing to do with getting cold, but instead, with...

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The Rundown – Acclimation

My mind and body are currently in the process of acclimatizing to heat, the boy's camp schedule, a dog in "toddler" mode and husband who is frequently traveling. It's a process. WEEK OF JUNE 19, 2017 RUNNING I have been running in nothing but heat and humidity. My...

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