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Aug 21

August 21, 2015

Mental Recovery after a Bad Run

Last weekend on my long run day (Sunday), I was supposed to do 15 miles. I haven’t run over 13 miles in a little while so I knew this one would be a little more challenging but I felt like it wouldn’t be too bad. Unfortunately, the entire run was just a bust. I ended up running 14 miles but I didn’t feel great after it like I normally do and I was pretty bummed out. Sunday morning when I…

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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 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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