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Cardio Kickboxing Workout Video & TrailHeads Winner!

It's time for a good butt kicking don't you think?  I've been waiting to post a video about one of my all-time favorite classes to teach and take and I'm glad I waited until I got my new GoPro camera to film it…sort of.  I'm still working out some of the kinks…like...

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In Defense of Skinny

There's been a lot of chatter lately among my friends, family members and strangers that I'm getting "too thin."  It's been going on for a while now, so much so that I felt I needed to address it here.  I know that the majority of you are genuinely concerned for my...

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The Rundown

In the spirit of celebrating all that is new and fresh in January 2014, and as a way to tame my building anxiety toward my year of the bull, I've decided to start a weekly post! There will obviously be a training review and then some randomness thrown in as well....

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Happy Trails #TrailHeads Giveaway!

You know what makes me happy?  Running on trails.  You know what else?  Great gear with the word "trail" in the name.  Ok, well not really that second part but I do love TrailHeads gear and now you can too! First things, first: By using the code VTRAIN20 you get 20%...

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2014 The Year of the Bull

I know everyone is posting about either recapping 2013 or goals and resolutions for 2014 but all I can think about over here are bulls…as in the running of the bulls and giant, larger-then-life bull fighters in Spain.  Why you may ask?  Well because in 2014 I will be...

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Holiday Hit List

This past week has been a blur.  I'm totally off my game.  My routine has been shot to hell as far as running, blogging, eating and drinking are concerned.  It's been a whirlwind my friends and since I'm still bleary-eyed from all that has transpired, I thought it...

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Dashing Through the Snow!

Hello, my name is Allie and it had been five days since I last sweat.  I was going through serious withdrawals.  As you know, the dreaded stomach bug ravaged my household and halted any and all plans for my family for about a week.  The week before Christmas.  Luckily...

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Life Imitates Sport – Guest Post at My Own Balance

Or is it the other way around?  Fitness in general, and running in particular, is such a huge part of my life but it has surprised me in ways I never thought it would.  I'm not talking about winning races, or overcoming training obstacles (although those things have...

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How to Stuff Your Whole (Foods) Face

If there's one thing I love almost as much as running, it's eating!  I love to eat and eat well.  Food is the fuel that allows me to be at peak performance…that and I just seriously love to eat!  I'm always asked if I'm a vegetarian.  I think it's because people don't...

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