Half-Marathon PR Playlist

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Happy December! (Can you believe it's the last month of 2013? Me neither.) I hope you and yours had a lovely Thanksgiving! I've grown to love running tune-free when I have a fun training buddy to chat with or when my body is feeling great and I'm "running" on all cylinders. ;) But when my muscles start to burn and my brain starts to wander, not much can beat a powerful, fast-paced playlist. One researcher compares the impact of a good ...continue reading

Rock ‘N’ Roll St. Louis Half-Marathon Race Recap

Woohoo—I survived! But let’s rewind a bit… I arrived in St. Louis on Friday evening and enjoyed a tasty dinner with my family at a new restaurant, Sauce on the Side. (If you’re in the area or visiting, check it out! The service was super-friendly, they were very accommodating to special order requests and the Italian food was delicious.) It’s not too often that all five of us—my two older older sisters and both ...continue reading

Half-Marathon #2: A Family Affair—and My Training Plan!

Earlier this year, I took you along as I trained for—and completed—my first half-marathon. Next week, I’ll be back at it…and have convinced an entourage (AKA my sisters) to participate in the race with me! Come October 21, Amy, Sarah and I will be taking on 13.1 miles at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon in St. Louis. Besides being a fun family event, it will be a memorable day because after crossing the finish line, we are planning to ...continue reading