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  • What Does a C-Section Scar have Anything to do with a Foot Injury?

    The body really is an amazing thing. It’s too bad I didn’t do well in biology or anatomy classes when I was younger, because now it all fascinates me. I’ve taken the past few weeks off of running and have instead been focusing on my biking and swimming because I’ve had a nagging pain on […]

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  • Never Say Never

    Over the past year or so, I’ve grown so in love with triathlons that I actually believe it will be my lifestyle for as long as I’m able to exercise. Running will always be my number one love, but the cross-training that comes with triathlons has greatly reduced my injury rate, which ultimately affects my […]

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  • Product Review: Extend Nutrition

    I am a big snacker. I almost always have a morning snack and an afternoon snack in between meals so that I don’t turn into a crazy hangry person. And since a lot of time I am at work, those snacks need to be convenient. Typical go-to snacks are things like Larabars, Kind Bars, granola […]

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  • A Dream 10 Years In The Making

    When we started Girls on the Run Serving Maricopa and Pinal Counties 11 years ago, we honestly had no clue what we were doing. We learned everything as we went along, including how to organize a 5K. At the end of every GOTR season, the girls across the Valley all come together and run an […]

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  • Summer Favorites     

    There are several things that I have grown to love over the summer. Here’s a rundown of what I’m loving right now. Janji Running Apparel I’ve had my eye on Janji apparel for a while now because I love to support a good cause. Now that I’m not attached to any apparel company and can […]

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  • Product Review: Rocket Pure Anti-Chafe Balm and Foot Powders

    Rocket Pure is a company that was founded a few years ago (2012) in Bellingham, Washington out of the desire to find personal care products for athletes that were not filled with chemicals, but rather were made exclusively with natural ingredients. I am a huge believer in all-natural products, so when Rocket Pure sent me […]

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  • Post-Race Thoughts

    I’m not going to sugarcoat it: the week post-Ironman was really tough. If you’ve ever run a marathon or half-marathon, you may be familiar with the post-race blues. You’ve spent an entire year training for the race and then just like that it’s over and you no longer have anything to look forward to. I’ve […]

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  • Ironman Coeur d’Alene Race Recap

    (The first Ironman blog post about the days leading up to the race can be found here.) I surprisingly got a good night sleep Saturday night – I was actually very calm about the race and had no problems falling asleep – and woke up at 3:45 feeling rested and ready. I had breakfast (a bagel with […]

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  • Ironman Coeur d’Alene: The Days Leading Up To The Race

    Where do I even begin to write about the entire Ironman experience? Just sitting down to write about it is a little intimidating. Let me start with the days leading up to the race… I think just as excited as I was for the Ironman, I was equally excited that I was going to get […]

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