ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist, runner, yogi, fitness lover. Twin toddler mama.

Embracing the Taper

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This week officially marked the beginning of my taper for Baystate Marathon.

Most people fight it but I’m embracing the taper with open arms.

Two weeks ago, I hit my all time high weekly mileage– 54 miles. Never, ever did I think I could handle that amount of miles. I also never, ever thought I could get 10-12 miles in before most people’s alarms are going off to start the day. But I did. You…

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Meal Planning {Week of September 28}

Cod over roasted butternut squash and massaged kale | HappyFitMama.com

Hey guys!

I hope you are having a great weekend.

Here in the Northeast, it’s insanely gorgeous. 80 degrees at the end of September?


I have very good news to report from Zooma Cape Cod yesterday – I ran and got a PR! I’ll give you all the details in tomorrow’s post but first let’s talk meal planning.

What’s for dinner this week?

Sunday: Baked Cod, Roasted Butternut Squash and Massaged Kale

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High Five Friday

Happy High Five Friday!

5 from instagram 92614  happyfitmama.com1. Be still my #motherrunner heart! Have you seen anything cuter than baby Kinvara shoes?

2. A rolling pin is a good for rolling out dough. And muscle knots. See today’s Runfessions for my new ailment.

3. Beach running. Too bad the pic is from August.

4. One last scoop of ice cream from Go Lick’s before closing for the season. The countdown to opening day in April has…

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EnduroPacks Review {Giveaway}

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Disclosure: EnduroPacks provided me with a month supply of their product for free for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.

I’ve never been a supplement person. I always thought that it you eat right, you are getting all the nutrients you need. If you started adding supplements, it just gave you expensive pee.

I remember reading reviews about EnduroPacks from a couple other bloggers (T…

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The Last 20 + Horne St. School 5K

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I’m still trying to remember if this weekend even happened.

At some point on Sunday afternoon, I asked Ron what day it was. It just didn’t seem possible that the weekend was almost over. Where was I?

The short answer – running.

It was a marvelous weekend in running.

On Saturday I ran my last 20 miler before Baystate Marathon.

My original plan called for it to be this coming weekend (the 27th)…

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What’s for Dinner?

What’s for Dinner?

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Here in New Hampshire, it’s Fall.

There’s no denying it.

For the past two days it’s been wicked cold. I don’t think I warmed up at all yesterday. What happened to the gradual decline in temps? Maybe we’ll have a resurgence. My fingers and toes are crossed.

It seems like in years past, I was more than happy to embrace all things pumpkin at the end of August. This year. Not so much. Until now.


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Reach the Beach Relay {Leg 3}

Did you miss Leg 1 and Leg 2?

After showering at Kim’s house and feeling like a million bucks, we set off for the VTA and the final portion of Reach the Beach, Leg 3.

If you’ve ever done a relay, you know how stinky you can get from running and living in a van for over 24 hours. Showering is a game changer. Even though I was operating on one hour of sleep in the last 33 hours, I felt awake, ready…

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Reach the Beach Relay Recap {Leg 1}

Reach the Beach Relay Recap: Leg 1

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208 miles. 12 runners. 2 vans.

What a long strange marvelous trip it’s been.

That about sums up my first experience doing Reach the Beach Relay, New Hampshire. (FYI – the manufacturer sent RTB the wrong medals. That’s actually the Cape Cod bottle opener that they handed out. The real medals are to be mailed).

I don’t think I’ve been so sleep deprived, delirious, smelly, sick and happy all at the…

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