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The Rundown – Start Here

This is where it all begins. We all start here and then decide where we will end up this time next year. Every night for the past week I go to bed thinking about every detail of the USATriathlon Nationals in Omaha. I work though each and every moment of the race in my...

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For Anyone Who Set A New Year Resolution

You make it look easy. That must be easy for you by now. You did that like it was nothing. These are all things I hear over and over again when it comes to health and fitness. After working in a large commercial gym, owning a personal training studio and training in...

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Treadmill Workouts for Runners

First of all, good luck finding an available treadmill at the gym for at least the remainder of this week. Everyone will be in full "new year, new me" mode for the next 7-10 days but, after that, it should slowly phase out and return to normal. As I team up with my...

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2017 Places, Races and Faces

Wow! I feel like I have not written in this space in a year and, not just from 2016 to 2017 but actually 365 days and not just over two weeks. It was lovely taking a break from the blog and social media in general, although I did find time to post a few pictures on...

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Truth in Christmas Card Photos

As I've said before, my family is not the type to take professional photos. I love sharing our holiday cards with real moments and having some truth reflected in our annual Christmas card photo. I also just like having fun with it and thought that professional family...

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The Rundown – Muscle Memory

After you do the same exercises over and over, you create muscle memory, which can be good and bad. Good because you become more efficient but bad because you're no longer making big fitness gains. I feel like the same thing happens with my emotional memory during the...

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Is It Ever Good Enough?

I find myself wondering more and more these days, when will it ever be good enough? When will I feel satisfied and successful in my running, writing, parenting, marriage, friendship and life in general? It seems a never-ending quest for, not happiness exactly, but...

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The Rundown – Get Your House in Order

While listening to A Life in Parts, read by author Bryan Cranston, he said he always gives the same advice to aspiring actors before they start a big job, "Get your house in order." Cranston means structuring your personal life, clearing your mind of noise and...

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Favorite Running Workouts #WednesdayRoundUp

Since I truly enjoy so many of my running workouts and really enjoy shaving some time off of a personal best, I'm combining the two for your reading and running enjoyment. Obviously the beginner runner will see the most dramatic results but, even seasoned veterans of...

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