Reebok Spartan Race Giveaway, a “Like”-able Cause and More!

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Happy Sunday, everyone! How did your week treat you? Mine was jam-packed with fun, from catching a performance of the Beatles tribute Rain to teaching a couple hardcore bootcamp classes to eating chocolate before watching Chocolat at the local art center. Yesterday and today I've been playing catch up and realized there's so many things I need to fill you in about! ● First up, I now have an official Facebook page for my upcoming 550 ...continue reading

Sunday Morning Special + Bestowed Box Giveaway

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Happy Sunday! I've spent a lovely, relaxing weekend celebrating my parents' 32nd anniversary (!) after a fun week that included an outdoor concert, a work outing to the Iowa State Fair and plenty of walks to enjoy the picture perfect weather. Hopefully those walks will turn into runs soon after my podiatrist appointment on Tuesday! We'll get to the purpose of the picture above soon. First, here are some links that caught my eye ...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

Runners Are…

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I had planned to share my top relay tips and lessons learned today, but after the events in Boston on Monday, I decided to shuffle things around. That post is still on the way, but first, I wanted to reflect a bit. As I mentioned in my last post, I've only been a "runner" for the past year. But after jumping in feet first, I feel like I am now part of the community. So it was tough for me, as it was for us all, to hear about the ...continue reading

What Moves You?

Race Reasoning Men and women may hit their strides for different reasons, research presented at a British Psychological Society conference recently reported. Males thrive on competition, while females appreciate mood boosts and potential weight loss. The researcher canvassed 900 newly-minted marathoners soon after they had finished their first race about why they entered the 26.2 mile gauntlet and asked whether they were interested in ...continue reading