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Jul 27

July 27, 2015

The Weekend and That Was Dumb

I’m happy to report that I did both my planned workouts this weekend. However, I did something really dumb. For my cross training workout on Saturday I did a leg workout. Then Sunday I ran 10 miles. So how do you think my legs are feeling? Terrible! Every part of my legs is currently aching. I don’t recommend working similar muscle groups like that 2 days in a row. It really wasn’t smart of me but Brett was doing that…

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Jul 23

July 23, 2015

Running in the HEAT (Seriously, I’m melting!)

Does anyone else feel like they are melting every day? Holy moly! This summer has been HOT and it has been especially hard to run in these types of temps. Living in Chicago it would get hot but not this type of hot in Tennessee. I swore I would never complain about hot weather after living in one of the coldest cities ever but here I am… whoops… On a serious note, heat can be very dangerous. Heat related illnesses…

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Jul 21

July 21, 2015

Marathon Training Week 2

The second week of marathon training started off uneventful but ended up really chaotic! My workouts went a little better actually. The first week I was still getting into the groove and felt like running was a little harder. I had more of my runner’s high I love this past week so that was great! During the beginning of the week my workouts were going well. I was tired in the morning but I knew if I didn’t work out…

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Jul 19

July 19, 2015

Marathon Training Week 1

I’m a little late on this post! A week to be exact, yikes. So you will get the week #2 update soon, lucky you! The first week of marathon training wasn’t all that eventful because it’s the first week so I’m pretty much doing what I usually do in terms of running and working out. I ran 4 days out of the week, did cross training on 2 days, and had a rest day. I use Mondays as my rest…

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Jul 10

July 10, 2015

A summer cold?! And how it’s affecting my running

I’ve been suffering through a cold for over a week now (yes, over a week!). I am ready for it to go and I can tell I’m almost fully recovered but I’m still only about 85% of my normal healthy self. I’ve been armed with Advil Cold & Sinus, Mucinex, tissues, and cough drops. Yuck. What a crappy thing to get in the summer right? Because of this unwelcome sickness, I have had to change up my workout and running…

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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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