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One Tip Wednesday: The key to picking your perfect race this summer

Obviously, this is about what goodies they hand you at the finish line, right? I’ve gotten everything from T-shirts, socks, burritos, and beer to picnic blankets, medals, mimosas, and beanies. All good, all fun! But no. The key to picking your perfect race isn’t about the SWAG. (Though I love it and always appreciate it.) The key has everything to … [continue]

One Tip Wednesday: The secret to making it happen (and a BIG reveal)

There is so much hard stuff in life. My friend and I were on a trail run the other day (you know, where you talk about the deepest, hardest stuff) and we were wondering why so many people in our lives are being stricken by cancer and death, failing bodies, moving-away children, hurting hearts. Is it simply because we are … [continue]

One Tip Wednesday: How to get back up when you feel beat down

Up. Down. Up. Down. Up. Slump. Up. Down. Repeat. Such is the relationship we have to running. It’s a wonder we don’t quit at the first “down” we hit. Well, I guess some of us do. But if you’re reading this, you know what I mean and have probably bounced up and down a bit yourself. Of course, there are … [continue]

One Tip Wednesday: The runner mommy guilt solution

But first…. WE WENT TO KOREA AND HAD AN AMAZING TIME! As some of you know, my kids were both adopted from Korea when they were babies (they are 14 and 12 now) and this was our first trip back to their birth country. It was an incredibly meaningful, important, fun, and delicious trip. It was hard for this mommy … [continue]