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Marathon Lookback

As I write this, I’m sitting on a plane, coming home from Chicago the day after running my first marathon in this amazing city. I wasn’t sure how long I’d need to take after the race to write this since my mind is kind of spent, but also because I …

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newbodies Don’t Forget on Test Day

You know that feeling when you’ve been studying for a test, and despite how well-prepared you may be, you’re still nervous because you never know what you might forget when you’re actually in the test, or what you didn’t study and have no tools to handle when the teacher throws …

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Marathon Training Update

So I recently passed day 100 of my marathon training as I prepare for the 2015 Chicago Marathon this October. This is my first marathon, so I thought I’d share a little update as I know there are plenty other first- or never-timers out there who are curious. First and …

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Lessons from my 1st Trail Race

Today, I did my first trail race. You could also safely say I did my first trail run. I’ve run on some trail-ish stuff, but it was more wooded paths. I also ran down a few mountains, but that was in short bursts and in hiking boots. No, this was …

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A Juicy Week

As I shared in a recent post, I took advantage of being home from work for a couple of weeks and did a juice cleanse over the holiday season. While I shared some thoughts mid-cleanse, I thought I’d bring some more juice-inspired thoughts now that I’m done. I only craved subconsciously Funny …

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2014 By The Numbers

At the end of last year, I did a little round up of stats from my health and fitness tracker spreadsheet, and I thought I’d do the same again this year with the addition of some year-over-year comparison action.  You can get your copy of the spreadsheet here (feel free to adjust it …

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2014 Year in Review

Wow, another year.  Where does the time go?  2015 – can you believe it? And other cliché  lines about how time flies and a year is done. Seriously, though, it’s a great time to look back on what happened, how it happened, and how it sets the stage for greatness going …

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