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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Rock and Roll Baby!!

I can’t believe it’s already time for another race! In a few hours I leave for a weekend in Chicago–to run my 3rd Rock and Roll race of the year (and to see one of my besties!). My goal is to be a “Rock Star” and I have 3 races left for the year in this series. This race with be a 1/2 marathon. I don’t feel nearly as prepared as I have been for my other races. I guess it feels funny to only “train” for 1 month. I’m used to having 3...

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All I Want to do is Shop!

I have started to notice a trend in my shopping habits. I mean, I know I love to shop–for pretty much anything and everything. But lately I can’t stop buying running/workout clothes. I figure I spend so much time in them that I “deserve” to look cute while sweating. I also think I “deserve” a new outfit for each big race. My latest fav is Lululemon. They carry great clothes that use a fabric that won’t hold smell. I found that my Nike shirts were...

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26.2 but who’s counting

OK. For real this time. I have to get better at this blogging thing. That is my goal. I will learn moreabout how to make my site better and I will post more….but, on to my first 26.2!! I finished my FIRST MARATHON 2 weeks ago!! I ran the Rock and Roll Seattle Full Marathon on June 26. I can’t believe it is all over (well, not really-still training for other races) and that I did it. I ran with Team In Training and recently wrote a blog post for the GA Chapter. You can visit...

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I’ve been Slacking….

So, I feel like a total slacker but life has been CRAZY the past few weeks. My best friend Amanda’s wedding, Dad’s surprise 60th, Team in Training fundraiser, work, and of course–running This will be a short entry and I will hopefully make up for it in the next few weeks. So, to sum up my running over the past few weeks… I’m learning to run without music. I never thought it would be possible but I am learning to like it. I have gotten used to running with my...

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My Newest Purchase(s)

So, I will admit I am quite the shopper. I will find an excuse to buy whatever I want. When I first got into running I was shocked at the price of some of the heartrate monitors on the market. At the time, I went with a pretty basic Timex heartrate monitor, calorie counter and stopwatch. Now fast foward one year later… I have moved to the land of garmins. Never did I imagine wanting or needing one of these things…but it is amazing!! I just bought it on Wednesday from my favorite...

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