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Do I Have to Race to be a Runner?

There is a lot of focus these days on road races, trail runs, and runs with obstacle courses. But, do you really need to race in order to be a runner? I don’t think so. There are a lot of … Continue reading

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How to Run with Your Child when they are Faster than You

Have you ever tried to go on a fun, easy run with your kids but they are so much faster than you that they leave you in the dust almost instantly? That happens to me to a regular basis. By … Continue reading

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Don’t Fear the Long Run

Most running programs have a long run one day each week. Try to pick a day for your long run when you have a little more free time like a weekend or when the kids are at school or a … Continue reading

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Top 3 Free Websites for New Runners

If you are anything like me, when you start something new you scour the internet looking for websites to help you figure out what you are doing. Over the past year, I have found three websites that I use a … Continue reading

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My First 5K Race after Training for Just 29 Days

After too long of a hiatus, I’m back in the running game. As I mentioned in previous posts, I had to take a month off of exercise completely after my surgery in late October. By the time I was able … Continue reading

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How to Start Running Again After a Long Break

In October, I had to take an unexpected break from running. I had surgery to remove a benign cyst that was big and just wouldn’t go away. One of the nurses suggested that I name it Lucifer because it was … Continue reading

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Getting Back Into My Runs After a 5 Week Break

At the beginning of the summer, I was doing great. Running five days per week while my daughter was at swim team practice. I felt good even though I had never run five days in a row…ever…in my life. I … Continue reading

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Side Pain was Kicking My Butt and Stopping My Runs

Last weekend I started having some pain in my side. It felt like I was getting a cramp in my right side just below my ribcage. It was just a twinge now and then on Sunday. I had taken a … Continue reading

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PICK YOUR FEET UP: A Cautionary Tale of Running the Trails

This picture is so gross but I had to post it as a warning to all of you other new (newish) runners who are still trying to perfect your form. PICK YOUR FEET UP when you are running on trails…or … Continue reading

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Track & Field Season Has Begun

Track season began for my high school hurdler in February and my elementary distance runner just this week. It does not seem all that long ago that cross country ended and now we are into track season. For high school, … Continue reading

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