100 Days of Running Challenge – 20 Days Done!

*Note: I’m writing this a little late, so by the time you read this, it’ll be day 22!

Hey y’all!

Just wanted to do a little check-in to let you know how things are going with my 100 Days of Running Challenge! Have you been following? I hope so. If you need to catch up on the latest happenings, check out my original post about this challenge here. Continue reading →

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Personal Challenge: 100 Days of Running

As I’ve mentioned before, running is a form of personally prescribed therapy for me. I’ve been a runner my entire life and sometimes after a run I feel like a completely new person. I feel accomplished and ready to take on the rest of the day. It’s not always like that, but for the most part I enjoy it and find it necessary for my sanity. So, I’ve been thinking for a while now about how I can challenge myself through running. I know… running and training for races is already a challenge, but what I want to do will be a bit more personal and solid. Continue reading →

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I Have Weak Glutes and I Cannot Lie

*Note: I’m going to start making my way back to blogging. It has been a roller coaster ride of emotion, fear and time constraints but I love my blog and I want to get back to what I love and back to writing for those of you who read this. Thank you for sticking with me, encouraging me and for just being awesome. I’m back.*

Shout out to Sir Mix A lot, but in this case I’m not talking about having a big butt, but a stronger one will do. I have weak glutes and I cannot lie. Continue reading →

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The Boston Marathon and the Freedom to Run

When I walked into work yesterday, all of the tv’s on the sales floor were turned to CNN.

My coworkers were gathered around a few of the tv’s looking up in shock and amazement. Their faces spoke to me before I even asked them what happened. “There was an explosion at the Boston Marathon. 2 people are dead. About 23 are injured,” my coworker was able to mutter to me after I asked what was going on. Continue reading →

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Video: Nike Women’s Marathon Ambassador Experience & Race Recap

I couldn’t possibly sum up this past weekend’s experience into one blog post. I can hardly stop thinking about the beauty of San Francisco, the race experience, all the Nike goodies I got, the new friends I acquired and the connections I made. I decided a video would be the next best thing to posting all of the pictures I took in an album on FB (which I still plan to do). Between the photo shoots, all the Nike+ perks, and the Tiffany blue Nike+ LunarGlides, this was a very overwhelming weekend…in a good way! Continue reading →

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Let the 2012 Chicago Marathon Training Begin!

I think I’m officially a “marathoner”. But to me that means something different than what it’s typically referred to. I’ve seen the title “marathoner” refer to folks who run marathons back to back within weeks of each other. Or folks who’ve won them in record time. I’m definitely in neither of those categories. And it isn’t my goal to fall into those categories either. I run marathons to continue to prove to myself that I can. I run to inspire others to break out of their boxes and tear down their limits. I run to keep from going crazy. Continue reading →

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