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Summer Training Update

As the summer begins to wind down (noooo!), I’m wrapping up yet another marathon training cycle. I’m running the Beantown Marathon on September 10th (the day before the Boston Marathon 2018 registration opens!) and yes, I’m going for my first BQ. Even though I’ve been on “summer vacation” these past couple months, July was very… Continue reading Summer Training Update

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Leadville Thoughts and Goals

Countdown is on for the Leadville Trail Marathon! Just over 3 days until we toe the starting line and run (well, run, climb, and hike) for Robert! If you’re new to my blog and haven’t read about Robert and the significance behind this race, please read here. Having completed the Leadville Trail Heavy Half Marathon… Continue reading Leadville Thoughts and Goals

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Why I Gave up Refined Sugar for 60 Days

Towards the end of January, I decided to give up refined sugar for Lent. I did this for Lent last year and was successful, so I thought, “Why not do it again?” I’m always up for a good challenge! But I soon realized that Easter was just a couple weeks before the New Jersey Marathon… Continue reading Why I Gave up Refined Sugar for 60 Days

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Resolutions/goals/habits for 2017

Well, it’s the start of a new year and you know what that means – NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS! Personally, I don’t mind the term “resolution”. I think if anyone is trying to better themselves then that’s great. But I also think “goals” and “habits” are other ways you can put it if you personally don’t like… Continue reading Resolutions/goals/habits for 2017

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So, how did I lose 25 pounds?

Lately, I’ve received a lot of questions asking how and what I ate to lose 25 pounds back in 2015. And the short answer is: everything! 🙂 Now, I know that’s not specific at all and probably not helpful, so I thought I’d share a few more details. I do want to preface this post by saying… Continue reading So, how did I lose 25 pounds?

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Something New I’m Trying…

I’m trying something new this marathon training cycle, and so far I LOVE it! Guess what it is? NO MUSIC. I haven’t listened to music while working out since the beginning of June. I found that whenever I was doing a hard workout, like a long run or hill repeats, I relied on loud, fast… Continue reading Something New I’m Trying…

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Training & Mini Life Update

Eeek, another hiatus from the blog! Every time I write a “To Do” list (which is every day, I’m the biggest list-maker), BLOG is always on it. Always. But then other things such as grad school work, cleaning, marathon training runs/workouts, etc take priority.. Anyway, I’m here to give a quick life update with the… Continue reading Training & Mini Life Update