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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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The Rundown – I’m Not Trying to Kill You

When you're training plan for the week comes with the disclaimer from your coach of "I'm not trying to kill you" you know it's going to be a good week. I had to put on my big girl panties and strap on beach ball sized lady nuts to get though this training week! Did I...

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10 Things I Hate About Running

As much as I love running and cannot imagine my life without it, there are a few things I hate about it too. Lest you think I wake up every day eager to get out the door and pound out the miles, here are 10 things I could very happily live without, when it comes to my...

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The Rundown – Unstructured Workouts

The week following my first triathlon race of the season was deemed an "unstructured workout" week by my coach, who also added "do you think you can handle it?" Hell yes. WEEK OF JUNE 5, 2017 RUNNING Obviously I wanted to run but, you may recall, I had a pretty nasty...

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The Rundown – Beginnings and Endings

June is always a transition month. The boys are ending yet another year of school and I'm beginning my racing season.  As you may imagine, things become a bit hectic as everyone transitions from one routine to another. As in triathlon transition (moving from one...

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A Weekend Away and Getting Race Ready!

I have that hungover feeling you get when you're exhausted from the exertion of laughing, staying up too late, eating way too much and running by a gorgeous lake reflecting mountains and memories. I'm currently overwhelmed with gratitude for vacationing with my family...

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Hydration for Runners – What Not to Do

When I saw the theme for this week's RUN IT link up, I laughed out loud. If you know me at all then you know I'm a horrible hydrator. I've written about it, I've tried to get better, hell I even once had surgery because I think I'm chronically dehydrated. So instead...

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