Rundefeated Store OPEN + More Fit News

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Can you believe the week is more than half over already? It's amazing how a three-day weekend throws off your calendar. I'm not complaining about it, of course! I am a little nervous about the upcoming weekend, though...I'm signed up to run a 20K at the Dam to Dam, but my tendinitis has been acting up. Again. I've been cross training and trying to take it easy for the past week or two, but I'm still feeling less than 100 percent. ...continue reading

26th Birthday Celebration: Running 26.2 Miles!

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This past year was a memorable one, to say the least. I scored a shiny new half-marathon PR, finished my first (and second) running relays and reached my long-awaited goal of becoming a group fitness instructor. Away from the fitness world, I moved halfway across the country into an apartment I adore, was lucky enough to meet some amazing new friends, checked off a few items off my bucket list (starting a gratitude journal, joining a ...continue reading

Market to Market Relay Recap

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Last Saturday, I hopped in a van with a bunch of strangers. Why? To run the Market to Market Relay! Alex, standing just to the left of my bright blue pants (Ha! Can't miss 'em, I guess.) in the picture above, was one of my college roommates and has recently become a central Iowa racer extraordinaire, but I'd never met anyone else on our team of seven before. Still, when Alex asked me to join the team, how could I refuse? I knew a ...continue reading

2013 Summer Race Playlist

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This Saturday marks the beginning of my spring/summer 2013 race season! The first of many races on my calendar over the next few months: Saturday's Market to Market Relay. Our team of seven will cover 75 miles (my portion is about 15 miles total). I know I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but considering one year ago I wasn't sure if I'd run a second half-marathon, taking on my second relay is a bit laughable. See non-runnners, ...continue reading

Sunday Morning Special + 5 Slim Cinco de Mayo Recipes

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Somehow, we went from spring on Tuesday (top) back to winter on Friday (bottom)—such crazy weather across the Midwest this week! I learned my lesson battling through a windy 6-miler on Wednesday, so I rocked yesterday's long run on the treadmill. It certainly was not the most exciting run I've ever done, but thanks to some new tunes and a couple good podcasts, I made it through 12 miles. My longest non-race run yet! This morning, I'm ...continue reading