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  • Race Recap: St. George Ironman 70.3

    Wow, has it really been almost 3 months since my last post? I guess life has been busy… I’m here with another race recap, if anyone is still following along on this crazy Ironman journey of mine. This past weekend was the St. George Ironman 70.3 – my first race of the season – and […]

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  • My Very First DNF & Why I’m Proud Of It

    This past weekend I went to Los Angeles with three objectives: have a fun weekend with my friend Stephanie, watch the Olympic marathon trials (live), and run the LA Marathon. Two and a half of those goals were achieved, but I’m still calling it a win all the way around. Two days before I was […]

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  • Costa Rica Running Adventure

    How does one possibly put the most amazing week-long adventure into words? It’s hard. Really hard. But I will do my best. If you’ve been reading this blog for a long time, you may remember that in September of 2014 my husband and I took a trip to Spain that included a 4-day running adventure […]

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  • Paying it Forward as an Ironman Volunteer

    I originally signed up to volunteer at the Arizona Ironman so that I could have priority registering for the 2016 Ironman. The Arizona race is one of the most popular Ironman races in the circuit and it typically sells out within minutes. Volunteers get to register for the next year’s race before it is opened […]

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  • Being a Part of a Team

    For the first decade of my running life I was somewhat of a lone wolf. I ran by myself, and while I had plenty of runner friends, I wasn’t a part of any team or real running community. Then in 2012 I joined the Oiselle team and it completely changed everything. I suddenly felt like […]

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  • Product Review: AfterShokz Bluez 2S Wireless Headphones

    Unless I’m with other people, I rarely ever workout without listening to something – whether it’s music on the ipod or a show on Netflix when I’m on the trainer. I will fully admit that when I’m working out solo, I get bored or lose focus if I don’t have something to listen to or […]

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  • Giveaway: Woven Socrates Performance Socks

    I’ve got an awesome giveaway today for a cute pair of running socks. Who doesn’t like fun, new socks?!? Gone For A Run sent me two pair of these socks – one for me to wear and the other to giveaway to one lucky reader. The socks are not only cute, but they are super […]

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  • Training Update and A New Coach

    So, the good news is that I’m back to running (though it is very low mileage) and I’m very happy about that. The bad news is that my foot is still giving me some problems. I’ve finally figured out that it is plantar fasciitis, and if I keep on top of it, running is okay. […]

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  • Review: Swanson Health Products

    When trying new things and testing products or businesses, I try really hard not to compare them to their competitors (if I’m familiar with their competitors). But admittedly, that’s sometimes really hard not to do. Let me try both ways – first with no knowledge of the competition, and then a quick comparison. The company […]

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