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One Tip Wednesday: The most important question to ask yourself before every run

So……. “Why the heck am I up at 5:00am to go running?!” This has often been the question I ask myself because, let’s face it, runners are a wacky breed and sometimes I have to check in with myself out loud. (Quietly, of course, so as not to wake the kids.) Whether it’s a dark, rainy morning run, a post-work … [continue]

One Tip Wednesday: In a rut? Time to kick butt!

We’ve all been there. Those days that you feel very “un-runner-ish.” You wonder why you ever started. Ugh. Running. Who needs it? Those days when almost anything sounds better than running. You’re excited to clean up last night’s dirty dinner dishes instead of lacing up and heading outside. You start tidying up your inbox, reading junk mail, pairing socks. Anything … [continue]

One Tip Wednesday: My Favorite Accessory 12 Ways

Back in 1995, my then-husband of 12 years came home one day and announced he was leaving. Like forever. (Insert horribly heartbroken year here.) At the end of that extremely sad year, I decided I needed to go on an adventure that was bigger than me. Bigger than my sorrow. Something so big and all-consuming that it would push me … [continue]

One Tip Wednesday: A Little Something Extra

This tip comes to you from someone who might have just finished a 20-mile trail race and is eating A LOT! Along with sore muscles, a race comes with what I like to call theĀ  “Open Fridge Hall Pass” for a day or so (OK, maybe more than a day). Sure, there are extra sugar nibbles, but mostly I indulge … [continue]