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RACE RECAP: Runapalooza, Asbury Park Half Marathon

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I'm still reeling from last week's events in Boston, but I felt as though the only thing we runners can do to show our unyielding support for the victims and everyone affected by this tragedy -- and a nice big F-U to the [insert expletive of your choice] who did this -- was to just keep running. So … [Read more...]

Weekly Workouts: 4/7-4/14

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Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! The enormity of what I've gotten myself into -- registering for the Dopey Challenge as my FIRST marathon -- is really starting to sink in now, and I found myself at Barnes & Noble yesterday scouring the running books for titles like "Marathon Running for … [Read more...]

My Incredibly DOPEY Decision

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So yesterday I did something crazy. Like, real crazy. WAY crazier than my decision to register for the Dumbo Double Dare, which I thought was just pure MADNESS at the time (and now just doesn't seem so scary after all). Yesterday, I got completely swept up in the excitement of Walt Disney World's … [Read more...]

Exciting Blog News: Sweat Pink and Versatile Blogger Award

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Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I sure did, because two pretty awesome blog-type things happened: 1.) I was accepted as a Sweat Pink ambassador! It's "where tough and girly come together at last" -- so proud to be part of such an incredible movement. 2.) A fellow blogger nominated me for … [Read more...]

Bulu Box Review and Promo Code — Get Yours FREE!

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If you took a look through my kitchen and bathroom cabinets, you would find tons of not-so-well organized health and fitness products, from snacks to supplements. I'm one to try pretty much anything, and in my quest to be as healthy as I possibly can be, that means I end up with a whole lot of … [Read more...]

Why I Love Running

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In honor of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd proclaim the reasons I've fallen head over heels for running. (I better love it, seeing as how ONE WEEK FROM TODAY, I will be headed down to Walt Disney World to take on my very first half marathon!) 1.) The way I feel when I'm done. Sure, sure, the … [Read more...]

Mastering the Art of Self-Confidence

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This weekend, I earned my Bo-Black belt in Muay Thai kickboxing (in this program, it's the belt right before black...and, not gonna lie, I'm excited because our names are embroidered on the belts). As per my usual MO, I spent weeks freaking out about this test. Was I going to survive the workout? … [Read more...]

How Self-Discipline Makes All the Difference

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In my Muay Thai kickboxing class, the instructor talks a lot about discipline. The cornerstone of martial arts training, self-discipline is even part of the "Student Creed" we have to recite before leaving class (along with things like perseverance and honesty), and he often ends class with a speech … [Read more...]

The Thing You Think You Cannot Do

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There was a one-credit course I was required to take during my senior year in college -- "Personal Fitness" -- and as part of our final test at the end of the semester we were required to run one mile around the indoor track in the campus' recreation center. The humiliation of that day is seared … [Read more...]

Stop Making Excuses…and Cheating Yourself Out of Success

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If you want to ensure that you never reach your goals, do exactly what I've been doing: let your life be taken over by excuses. On July 4, I ran the local Firecracker 4-Miler race in my hometown for the second year. Despite the fact that last year's event was my very first race ever, and that it … [Read more...]