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Race Recap: Philadelphia Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon

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This past weekend, Todd and I ventured into Philadelphia for what was a pretty big race. For him, especially...since it was his first half marathon! I've been wanting to run a race on the Rock 'N Roll series, and since it seems the two of us will take any excuse for a race-cation, we made sort of a … [Read more...]

Weekly Workouts and My Last Long Run

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Hi, everyone! Here's a look at last week's workouts. Mon., Aug 12: 6 miles Tue., Aug. 13: Taekwondo class Wed., Aug. 14: 5 miles Thur., Aug. 15: Rest Fri., Aug. 16: Taekwondo class and 6 miles Sat., Aug. 17: Thai Kickboxing class Sun., Aug. 18: Strength training Mon., Aug 19: … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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!

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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...]

Summer Running

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Happy first day of summer, everyone! Speaking of which, I have a confession to make. I kind of, sort of, don't really like running in the summer. There. I said it. Last year, I began my Princess Half training towards the end of the summer, so while I had my fair share of long, sweaty runs, I was … [Read more...]

I DID IT! My First Half Marathon: Disney Princess!

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I'm back from my first half marathon and RunDisney event -- the Disney Princess Half Marathon -- and I'll be posting a whole lot of recaps and photos over the next few days...but first and foremost, I would like to announce that I DID finish, and I DID have the time of my life! I cannot WAIT for my … [Read more...]