Beginner Runners

I have 2 new beginner runner friends! A few weeks ago my sister, Allison, decided to sign up for her first 1/2 marathon. She and I will be heading to Vegas for a girls weekend in December. Flights and hotel are booked! I am so excited to be with her to experience her first finish line!! I took her to Big Peach (my fav running store) to get fitted for running shoes and gave her my first training plan that I used for my first race. I then made her a “goodie bag” with my other...

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A Change of Pace for the week

This past Sunday I experienced my first Ekiden relay race. I remember last year when I was justgetting into running and heard other “real runners” discussing the race and how it was a really cool event and how fun it was and how they do it every year. I had no clue. At that point I’m not even sure I knew what the Atlanta Track Club was (we all have to start somewhere, right?). So it rolls around this year, and thanks to my Team in Training friends….they filled me in...

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16 days till the big 3-0!!

I was listening to the Bert Show this morning and found myself relating to a guest they had on the radio. Stephanie had started a blog on her 29th birthday and wanted to do a new thing a day for 365 days till her big 3-0 (one of the things was to be on the Bert Show, so “wish/thing” come true). She went on to talk about how she thought her life would be different at this age (married, kids, etc) but had come to grips with reality and was enjoying this life that she currently has...

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Back to RNR Virginia Beach

Wow. That is all I can say. No. Really. The town was terrible. I made my one-trip-for-life to Virginia Beach I can guarantee that. I mean, growing up in Alabama you are very spoiled by beautiful white beaches, local seafood joints, beautiful homes and condos. NOT motels. To my surprise that is all VB has to offer. MOTELS. Every type of Holiday Inn, Marriot, and Ramada that you can imagine. I did not see one condo complex or actual home on the water the entire time I was there. And...

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No. Seriously. I will be better.

Obviously me and the blogging just don’t get along. I swear each time I am going to be better about updating but that is obviously not the truth. Maybe if it was pretty? Who knows. But I will continue trying. The past month seemed to go by very quickly. Perhaps its because I seem to have quite an obsession lately with gyms. Literally. I am now a member of 3 different gyms. Not on purpose really, it just kinda happened. The last post I mentioned getting the membership to Urban...

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In addition to the running…

After running the race in Chicago last weekend I realized that the heat is going to make it tough for me to PR this time of year. And I am okay with that. I can’t always beat my previous race times even though I would LOVE to every race. I have decided to expand my workout options–of course continue running but add in some other activities and not focus too much on speed work. Besides, it will kinda give my body a break. I have been lifting weights at my gym, Adrenaline Fitness...

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Rock and Roll Again…

Well, Chicago was a blast. Another 13.1 complete. I am 1 race closer to being a Rock Star with the Rock and Roll Series. Overall it was a good race, not my best, but that’s okay. I underestimated the heat in Chicago. I thought it was so much cooler (okay-maybe 1o degrees cooler than the Atl-but it still felt SO much better) and I didn’t hydrate properly. The course was relatively flat, the bands were fun, and they had ice soaked sponges to cool off with around mile...

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