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Review and Giveaway: PRO Compression Socks

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If you've ever read my blog, you probably already know that I am madly, desperately, INSANELY in love with PRO Compression socks. And since I get questions about them all the time, I figured hosting a giveaway would be a great opportunity to help my fellow runners #keepittight...so, today, I'm … [Read more...]

My Red Belt…and the Most Amazing Snowman Ever

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So since this week was basically swallowed up by all of the New York City Marathon excitement, I never got to tell you guys some other pretty big news. (Well, at least for me). Last Friday night was my Taekwondo graduation... ...and I was FINALLY promoted to red belt! Which officially makes me … [Read more...]

Top 10 Lessons Learned from NYCM

Hi, everyone! Thank you all so much for the supportive comments on my New York City Marathon race recap (in case you missed it, you can find it right HERE.) You guys are the best! So even though the race is over, I'm still prancing around in my NYCM marathon jacket and tech shirts (and, um, the … [Read more...]

20 Miles DONE…New York, Here I Come!

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Hey, guys! Since apparently I've given up on posting full weekly workout recaps (you're not missing much, believe me), I wanted to at least drop in and share an update on the last long run of my New York City Marathon training! Today seemed like the perfect day to talk NYC, since today is THE BIG … [Read more...]

19 Miles and My Thai Kickboxing Black Belt

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Hey, guys! I wanted to drop in and share some updates on two fronts: my New York City Marathon training (obviously) and this weekend's other big news. I'm officially a black belt in Muay Thai kickboxing. :) For the past couple of months, if I wasn't out running, then I was at my karate school. … [Read more...]

NYCM Training: Week 7 — New Running Shoes!

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I can't believe I'm already coming to the end of my second month of marathon training! How freakin' fast did this summer go?! Here's a look at my 7th week of New York City Marathon training! :) Mon., Aug. 11: 9 miles (counted in last week's totals) Tue., Aug. 12: Thai kickboxing class Wed., … [Read more...]

Weekly Workouts and Weekend Accomplishments

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Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! I'm especially excited to share my workouts from last week because I had a pretty eventful weekend -- I earned my green belt in Taekwondo, and I also tackled my longest run to date: my first 15-miler! Mon., Sept. 30: Rest Tue., Oct. 1: 3 miles Wed., … [Read more...]

Weekly Workouts and Finding My Confidence

Hi, everyone! Time for this week's (as per usual, slightly tardy) weekly workouts! Tue., July 30: Taekwondo class Wed., July 31: 3 miles and Thai kickboxing class Thur., Aug. 1: Rest Fri., Aug. 2: 4 miles and Taekwondo class Sat., Aug. 3: Thai kickboxing class Sun., Aug. 4: 5 … [Read more...]

Weekly Workouts and The Scariest Run of My Life

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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...]

13.1 Lessons I’ve Learned While Training for My First 13.1

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Yesterday, I braved the snow and ice (thanks a lot, Nemo!) and went out for my last long run before the Disney Princess Half Marathon. I planned to take on 12 miles -- my longest run to date. Though the packed down snow and icy patches along my usual route slowed me down a bit, I am happy to … [Read more...]