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The Power of the Plank

I often hear various reasons or barriers of why people do not want to try CrossFit or other heavy-lifting classes. One of the most common is the idea that people MUST already be in great physical condition before trying a class. I know there are many different CrossFit franchises and each one is different. One …

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Running Recap Jan 9

Guess what I’ve been doing? Taking a wagon-load of sinus infection medicine. I just love winter sickness. It makes running on fresh legs a foregone memory. Training for Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans is rough. I’m hitting a wall this week so I cut back on most days. I got a total of 10 miles …

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Running Recap Jan 2

That’s the honest-to-goodness truth. These days, I need a LOT of both. Training for Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans is moving along. I’m more tired this week, but mileage is getting higher and I am basically starting all over again with running fitness so I’m making sure I do this the smart way. I do …

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Running Recap HNY 2016!!!

This is going to be my Rock ‘n’ Roll Year!!!! First day of the new year is here and I ran some awesome miles on a beautiful day. I can already tell this is going to be my epic comeback year. In fact, this might be my return with another marathon year. I am ready …

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Running Recap Dec 12

  The weather is NOT winter around here. We are in the middle of the warmest December on record. But, this isn’t exactly talking about the weather winter but the calendar winter. No matter what the weather, I should be working on training for the New Orleans half with Rock ‘n’ Roll. Monday: 3.4 miles …

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Beginner Sprint workout

My running routine has been a lot more consistent in the past few weeks and that is certainly a great thing. The first half of my year was a struggle with consistency, illness, and distractions and I’m so excited to finally have a better routine lately. One of my favorite workouts is a sprint workout. …

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Is it too much to ask?

I consider myself a reasonable person. I don’t have huge expectations that are difficult to meet. I rely on the usual—air, water, sun. The rest is negotiable. However. I must have a working Sharpie. And lately, they are failing me. Miserably.  I have cups and caddies all over the classroom full of pens, highlighters, regular …

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Land of the Living

I’m almost beginning to recognize my “old” self. I have to admit, I feel better after just a few days of better-not-near-perfect eating and haphazard strenght workouts with some consistent running. I was once a person who enjoyed whatever process I was working through. After being stuck for so long in a bad place, I’m …

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Good things

Taking some time to look on the little things today. I get bogged down in big picture stuff and I’ve noticed an increase in anxiety as the summer break comes to an end. I have this feeling like all my ducks are not in a row, therefore I’m not going to start my year off …

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Running and Real Estate

Today, on the “get my sh together” list, I not only ran, but I liked it. REALLY liked it. I’m not going to lie and say I’m loving the feeling of all the excess jiggle in my ass, but I at least felt alive today. Where is that picture, you might ask? And what is …

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Owning It: Now What?

Yesterday’s post was a tough one. It’s never easy looking in the mirror and seeing what I see and then sharing that with others. What is worse is doing nothing to change the status quo. Being in a perpetual state of stagnation is almost as bad as the downward spiral that led me there. So, …

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The Journey Continues

The past year has been a roller coaster of highs and lows and every possible step between the two. Many of you may remember about 9 months ago that I had a miscarriage and you have had a front row seat to my struggles with that process. I asked all the same questions many active …

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Running and Digestion

This post written for US News Health, Eat+Run Running to the bathroom is not exactly high on the list of things to do to improve your 5K time. Yet at least 60 percent of runners experience intestinal distress resulting from intense and prolonged exercise. Many of those runners have ongoing digestion problems that never seem …

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