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

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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High Five Friday

High Five Friday is here!!!!

I’m leaving the seacoast of New Hampshire bright and early this morning with my Reach the Beach teammates and heading North to Cannon Mountain. I’m excited but clueless about what to expect. Running at 3 a.m. is going to be very, very interesting! I didn’t start packing till yesterday afternoon. Thank God our Captain is a Type-A who made an Excel spreadsheet about…

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10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Running

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1. Running is hard. We’ve all seen the magical runner gliding down the street making it look effortless. Running isn’t easy. It’s down right hard work. But once you get started, find a flow, it does get easier. In the beginning, the thought of running one continuous mile seemed impossible. Conditioning of the body and the mind will happen if you stick with it.

2. Running is not a cheap sport. Wh…

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Last week I hit a milestone in running.

52 miles.

The highest weekly amount of running I’ve ever done.

I’d love to say that it was an all around stellar week but it seems like my marathon training is more like a roller coaster these days.

I have really high peaks of nailing my workouts and feeling awesome. Then there’s heart dropping low points where it seems everything hurts and I’m questioning,

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What’s for Dinner?

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Hey guys!

Hope you are enjoying the weekend. I’m keeping this short and sweet today. I pushed back my 20 miler to this morning because yesterday was so disgustingly humid and hot. That and I could have company for the whole 20 on Sunday.

Fingers crossed it goes better than my last one.

My in-laws are also visiting us for a few days so we are busy entertaining. Do you think I should sport a cute…

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High Five Friday

High Five Friday is here!

It’s been a strange week.

With Labor Day on Monday and spending two days in a class rather than at work this week, today is really my Monday. But it’s Friday.

How awesome is that?

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1. This week I was lucky enough to catch the sunrise. It’s been so long since I had an excellent #RunRise. I was beginning to have withdrawals.

2. I…

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Endless Summer

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I seriously can not believe it is September. Wasn’t it just Memorial Day?

I had our whole summer planned out for us. Trips to the beach at least once a week, road trips, yoga on the beach (for me), hiking adventures.

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4 Tips for More Energy

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With marathon training in full force, I’m finding myself looking for more energy. Even earlier morning wake-ups (zero dark thirty is in full force now) and my body building and repairing muscle…

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Runner’s Logic

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Happy Labor Day!

It’s hard to believe it’s the unofficial last day of summer. It seems like we’ve got a resurgence of summer weather so I’m more than happy to hang onto it for as long as I can. Jeans, boots, sweaters and all things pumpkin and apple can wait just a bit longer, in my opinion.

So let’s talk running.

I did something on Friday that I’ve never done before.

I ran my long run of the…

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