A little Monday Motivation!

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Most of you know that I started running after volunteering at a Run Disney marathon.  I watched the participants get slower and less athletic looking but they never gave up!  When you put your mind to something, never let ANYONE tell you it can’t be done.  Every journey starts with one step. What will your […]

Race Day Packing List (or, what did I forget last time??!)

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My husband and I are getting ready to run the Expedition Everest Challenge at Walt Disney World this weekend.  We are so excited as this will be the third time we have run this event.  It is late at night through Animal Kingdom and ends with a party!  As we prepare for the weekend away […]

Now, how do I get started???

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Have you ever wondered why someone started running?  We’re they inspired by someone? Were they trying to lose weight? Did they do it on a dare?  Well, there may be as many “why’s” as there are people who have ever run.  Today I want to talk about the “how.” How do you start something that […]

Welcome to National Running Month!

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Hello all!!  Are you as excited as I am about National Running Month?  I mean, it feels like Christmas!  OK, maybe not Christmas but definitely better than Groundhog Day.  This is the month where we shake off the winter blahs, run with our friends, drool over new gear and enjoy being part of the largest […]

A Thank You Note

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I was at a pre-race event this past weekend where one of the speakers told us about a tradition she has.  She writes a post-race thank you note after every race.  At first we all thought she meant to her husband, her family, friends, all of those who helped her get to the finish line.  […]

Not dead, just busy…

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I will make this short becauseas always, life is busy. I posted months ago about my New Years resolutions. And then, fell off the face of the Earth. It is actually one of my most skilled talents. That being said, here is what I have been up to… Started an 8 week boot amp. They […]

Fort Lauderdale A1A 1/2 Marathon

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YAY! I survived again! Yes, that is an accomplishment. If you are reading this and you want to win a race, you may want to find another blog to read. This is for those of us who take the passing of every mile marker as an accomplishment and the only competition we have is ourselves. […]

Avoiding mistakes even elite runners make…

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Re-posted courtesy of Runners World Tale of Two Races Lessons from the New York City Marathon leaders. By Ed Eyestone Image by AFP /Getty Images From the March 2012 issue of Runner’s World The marathon was once considered an energy management event. Traditional thinking held that since our bodies store only about 20 miles worth […]

Happy New Year!

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Most of us are exhausted or maybe even hungover so I will keep this short and sweet. First, Happy New Year! May this be a wonderful and fruitful year for all of us. Now that I have gotten the niceties out of the way, have you thought about your resolutions? You know, those things that […]