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May 7

May 7, 2015

Country Music Half Marathon 2015: Race Recap

So I have to admit how nervous I really was for the half marathon I just ran last weekend. It’s silly, I know, because it’s not like I was going to win the race. I wish! But it was a big deal to me. It was my first race after having my daughter (10 months after to be exact) and I had no idea how I was going to do. My current PR is around 1:45 so I decided to…

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Apr 16

April 16, 2015

The Marathon That Won’t Happen

I signed up to run the full marathon in Nashville quite awhile ago. I was all pumped up about it, had my training plan ready to go, and was focused. Then… life happened. (Also, a reason I haven’t posted as much!) I wanted to share my journey of returning to run a marathon after pregnancy, all about my training runs, and how I was doing. But the truth is, life just got crazy. We moved (which was a lot more…

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Aug 15

August 15, 2014

A Ranking of my Favorite Races

I love running races and have been fortunate enough to run quite a few!  I have run a variety of distances and at different times of the year.  Most of my races have been in Chicago though since I live here.  My goal is start doing more races in different cities.  I think it’s a great way to go explore a new place! I decided to rank my top 3 races that I’ve done and share my thoughts on them. …

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Jul 11

July 11, 2014

Half Marathon Training Plan

I’m getting pumped up for starting a new training plan soon!  Only a few more weeks and I can begin training for a new half marathon I plan to run. In my last post, I talked about how I’m going to prepare for the training.  Now, I want to share my training plan. Here are the training plans I created per month up until the race. Monster Dash 2014 Training Plan_August Monster Dash 2014 Training Plan_September Monster Dash 2014 Training…

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Jul 11

July 11, 2014

My Next Race

  (One of my dearest friends, Christy, and me crossing the finish line of my first marathon! She got me through the end!) I love making fitness goals for myself and I also love a good challenge.  I thrive on it. One of the things I missed most during pregnancy was running races.  I ran throughout my entire pregnancy but it doesn’t compare to running a race.  I love the adrenaline rush I get before it, the crowd, the camaraderie…

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