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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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Countdown to the Cooper River Bridge Run

There are only four days until the Cooper River Bridge Run. My daughter and I ran our last run on the bridge itself yesterday afternoon to get ready for the race. She wants to run under 50 minutes. I’ve only … Continue reading

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Nine Days to my First 10K!

The Cooper River Bridge Run is only 9 days away. Several weeks ago I posted my training schedule but I have to admit that it drastically changed once my daughter and I got into the thick of training and daily … Continue reading

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Thank goodness for pre-season runs

My daughter’s track team started pre-season runs last Sunday. Thank goodness because it gives us an opportunity to run where she can just let loose and go without me worrying about where she is because she’s running with a group … Continue reading

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