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Jul 7

July 7, 2015

Cross Training: Why and How to do it

After running my first marathon in 2011, I got injured. Exactly 5 days after. I went out for a run and after about 1 mile started to experience extreme pain on the side of my knees. It got to the point where I could hardly walk and was dragging my leg behind me. It was my IT bands – I was officially injured. What led to this injury? Well, a lot of running of course but mostly, I wasn’t doing…

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Jul 7

July 7, 2015

Training for a Marathon – with your Significant Other

(2013 Country Music Marathon) (2013 Country Music Marathon) (Hot Chocolate Race – Chicago) (Brett came out to support me run the Women’s Half Marathon – Chicago) In my opinion, training for a marathon is so much more fun when you do it with someone. You have someone to not just run with but vent to, compare runs, talk about all things running related, and the extra support is super helpful. It gets a little more interesting though when the person…

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Jun 24

June 24, 2015

Top 5 Favorite Places to Sweat in Chicago

I’ve been missing Chicago quite a bit lately so it’s been on my mind. Summer time was always the best there so since that fabulous time in Chicago is here I’m getting a little bummed I’m not there. While I’ve been daydreaming of runs on the lakefront I thought that maybe I should do a roundup of my favorite places to work out in the Windy City! I’ve been to many gyms and run almost all over Chicago so I…

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Jun 17

June 17, 2015

Where to find your next RACE!!

It’s no secret I LOVE running races. The whole experience is great to me. I have run numerous races and I have to say one of the hardest things about planning my races each year is actually finding them. When I was living in Chicago, I would get some serious winter blues so I would start planning my races in January for the summer and fall. I would have to search around online to find different ones. To be honest,…

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Jun 5

June 5, 2015

6 Reasons I am Thankful for Running

Yesterday was National Running Day and unfortunately I couldn’t get a run in but I made up for it this morning on my treadmill. There are so many of these types of days out there and they are a little bit silly but the Running Day I can definitely jump on the bandwagon for. Running has been a huge part of my life for over 10 years now. It all started as a way for me to relieve some stress…

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Jun 4

June 4, 2015

Running Slump

So I think I’m in a running slump or funk or whatever you want to call it. Lately when I go out for a run, it’s just not the same. I’m not sure if it’s because I don’t have a race immediately in the future, I’m too tired, or I’m just not into it but it’s just off. And it’s starting to make me a little sad! I feel a lot slower and running seems harder than it should some…

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