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2013 July

Weekly Workouts and Dumbo Double Dare News!

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Hi everyone! So I'm a little late with my weekly workout post again -- apologies! Tue., July 23: Taekwondo class Wed., July 24: Downtown Westfield 5K and Pizza Extravaganza (RECAP HERE) Thur., July 25: 6 miles Fri., July 26: Rest Sat., July 27: Strength training Sun., July 28: 5 … [Read more...]

Race Recap: Downtown Westfield 5K Run and Pizza Extravaganza

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Last night I ran the "pizza 5K" in Westfield for the third year in a row. It wasn't my greatest performance, by any means, but it's always a lot of fun! In its 12th year, the race has grown to be pretty HUGE. There were approximately 2,500 runners and their family and friends crammed into the … [Read more...]

Weekly Workouts and Giving Your Body a Break

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Hey, all! Sorry for the delayed post! I always feel so guilty when I've been a bad blogger. :( Over the weekend, I went to a Somerset Patriots game for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's annual "Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day." As I've posted about previously here, I lost my grandfather to … [Read more...]

The ABCs of Me

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Hey, all! So, Lori over at Once Upon a Run tagged me in a super fun game of "The ABCs of Me" last week, and I'm always a sucker for a questionnaire-type blog post...so...here it goes! Thanks again, Lori! :)   Attached or single? Newly attached. :) B. Best Friend? My sister...even though we … [Read more...]

Weekly Workouts and The Scariest Run of My Life

Pretty miserable, but still able to smile after last week's long run...definitely NOT the case today!

Hey, everyone! Hope you all had an awesome weekend! As per usual, I'll begin this post with a look at my workouts over the last seven days. But then, more importantly, I will paint a truly accurate portrait of my stupidity right here on my own blog and discuss the many, many mistakes I made with … [Read more...]

Race Recap: Woodbridge Run for Pizza

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Last night I ran 4 miles through the streets of Woodbridge, New Jersey for the Woodbridge Run for Pizza. Even though I hate racing in the summer because I can never perform to what I know is my full capability, it was sort of a big deal because it was the first race that I'd be running with the new … [Read more...]

Weekly Workouts and My New Blog Design!

2013...almost 90 degrees by 9am...wanted to die.

Hi, everyone! As sad as I am to say good-bye to the holiday weekend, I'm ready to get back to business. :) First things first. Allow me to introduce my new blog design! Since "The Final Forty" has sort of morphed from a weight loss blog to a running/fitness blog over the last year or so, I was … [Read more...]

Race Recap: Cranford Jaycees Firecracker 4-Miler

Hope everyone had an awesome 4th of July! I know I did. :) I ran the Cranford Jaycees Firecracker 4-Miler for the third year in a row. Spoiler alert...I pretty much bombed. Despite a start time of 9am, it was already approaching the 80s when the race started, and the humidity was absolutely … [Read more...]

Weekly Workouts and 4th of July Racing!

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Hi all! Sorry I was such a bad blogger last week, the days just sort of escaped me! But since we're starting a new week (and a new month), I figure I'm due for a fresh start, anyway, right? I already got a little bit of a head start on this week's holiday celebrations; my hometown holds their … [Read more...]