Posts By: Cara

Aug 14

August 14, 2015

Lately: Marathon Training weeks 4/5 and traveling with our toddler (yikes!)

So the past few weeks of marathon training I feel like I have been slacking just a little bit. My weekday runs haven’t been as long or intense as they should be. I have been having trouble squeezing in the time to get them done. I run in the morning because I wouldn’t have time to run at night until Ady goes to bed and by then I am exhausted. Plus, I am just a morning runner. That is the…

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Aug 13

August 13, 2015

The real reason I started running

Obviously, I talk about running a lot. I share information I find about it, my favorite running items, places to run, races I run, and on and on. But, I don’t think I’ve ever shared why I run. The most important reason I run. I run for so many reasons: my health, my alone time, to stay in shape, and to run races. But the main, and most important reason I run, is to control my stress. I have had…

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Aug 7

August 7, 2015

I’m THAT Mom and I don’t feel guilty about it

I’m the mom who works out. And I make it a priority. And no, I don’t feel guilty about it. As Moms, there is so much “mom guilt” out there and it can really tear you down. Really, really bring you down. A lot of it we put on ourselves and a lot of it is pushed on us by others. I know many moms are continuously trying to fight off this guilt (me included). A lot of what this…

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Aug 6

August 6, 2015

I am now a Brick Betty Fit Professional!

I have been wearing workout clothes on a regular basis for over 10 years now. Not only do I work out in them, I wear them on a regular basis to run errands, travel, hang out around the house, play with my child, etc. And why not? They are comfortable and thankfully, these clothes are actually becoming cuter and quite stylish! For their intended purpose though, workout clothes should really be of great quality. I realize a lot of people…

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Aug 5

August 5, 2015

Weekend Workouts and Protein Shakes (and other fun stuff)

Saturday was a cross training day so I did the Upper Fix video on 21 Day Fix. And then I chased a toddler around… My training plan called for 12 miles on my long run day. I normally do long runs on Sundays and because we have a child, Brett and I haven’t been able to do these together… until now! My parents were able to watch Ady (thanks guys!) while we went out for a run. I forgot how…

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Jul 28

July 28, 2015

Marathon Training Week 3 – Changing Things Up

So my third week of marathon training went okay except for running on sore legs which I mentioned yesterday and my speed workout once again was a bust. I don’t know what my deal is but I just can’t seem to recover well from doing sprints. It wears me out and then I don’t end up finishing the workout. I think most of this is due to the heat honestly. I’m either running outside where it’s hot or on my…

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