IMT Des Moines Half-Marathon Race Recap

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Well that was a confidence booster! I left you on Thursday with my playlist and some serious doubts about my ability to run the whole half-marathon. Subscribe to that playlist, folks, because it worked pretty well for me! Unlike most long races, the day began at a reasonable time because I live about 5 minutes from the start. Holla! This was especially handy since the temperatures were below 40° when I stepped foot outside. The ...continue reading

IMT Des Moines Half-Marathon Playlist

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So apparently I'm running a half-marathon this weekend? I had quietly set the IMT Des Moines Marathon as my "comeback race" after the accident since the Above + Beyond Cancer crew would be participating in this event as well. I just started physical therapy two weeks ago and have been experiencing a few recovery pains (darn right hip!), so I decided to set my sights on 13.1 instead of the full. It will still be quite a challenge with my ...continue reading

Sunday Morning Special: 7 Healthy Pizza Recipes + Your Perfect Yoga Workout

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Excuse the dorky photo—I just can't contain my goofy smile. I'm back! Not just after a week away from the blog, but back to running. You read that right! After an excellent physical therapy session on Thursday, I was given the green light to try to run again. I went out for a short, jog with no music, no phone, no watch and no buddies on Friday to just tune in to my sore spots (if they popped up) and listen to my footsteps. After 10 ...continue reading

Running Comeback Playlist!

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As I mentioned on Sunday, my podiatrist and arm orthopedist both told me I may be able to jump back into (at least a little) activity around Labor Day. I'm itching to get back to running, yoga, biking, strength training, etc.—I'm sorely missing my main form of stress relief! While I stick with walking and dream of the return of my regular workouts, I put together a fun workout playlist inspired by my little accident and my subsequent ...continue reading

That One Time I Was Hit By a Car…

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As you may have guessed by my lack of posting (or heard, perhaps), my much-anticipated Million Dollar Marathon leg didn't quite go as planned. Buckle in—this might be a long one! After a very sweaty hot yoga bootcamp class, I attended a super-inspiring event as the marathon crew rolled into town last Tuesday. I met up with my teammate and new pal, Ashley, and we cheered as three women carried the baton into a big celebration ...continue reading

Mizuno Wave Sayonara Review

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. As you can see, I'm a bit of a Mizuno fan. From the Wave Rider 15s to the Wave Inspire 9s, their sneakers have seen me through both of my half-marathons and one of my relay races, and the training for each, without a single lost toenail. I call that a running miracle! When I got the opportunity to try the brand's new Wave Sayonara sneaks right before they ...continue reading