Category Archives: Why Run

The World Is My Stage

During my first half marathon training cycle my mindset was centered on survival.  Each week I focused on getting each run in in order to improve my running endurance, distance abilities, and overall, prove to myself that I could do … Continue reading

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Happy National Running Day!

Happy National Running Day!  Each year on the first Wednesday of June runners across the world come together to celebrate the wonderful sport of running.  Although running is an individual sport, the running community is composed of so many like … Continue reading

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Parallels Between Dancing and Running

Yesterday the Runner’s World website featured an article about Joffrey Ballet dancer Fabrice Calmels.  Joffrey Ballet is to the dance world as Nike and Bart Yasso are to the running world.  You hear Joffrey, or any of the other highly … Continue reading

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Another 100 Miles Completed for Charity Miles

Throughout the spring, summer, and fall of 2013 I frequently talked about my participation with Charity Miles to run and walk miles in order to raise money for various charities.  Because the majority of my miles throughout the late fall … Continue reading

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I’m So Excited and I Just Can’t Hide It!

Marathon weekend officially begins today with the Expo!  After training and focusing on preparing for my first half marathon for so long, its a bit surreal to finally be here at Disney World and in the last stretch before Saturday’s … Continue reading

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A Year Ago

Happy almost 2014!  As I’ve reflected back on all that I accomplished in 2013, its amazing to think about how much has changed for me in 2013, particularly one thing: A year ago I wasn’t running. Now that running has … Continue reading

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2013 Year in Review

I cannot believe that next Wednesday marks the start of 2014!  Where has 2013 gone?!?  If your year has been anything like mine, it has been jam packed with lots of activity, both fitness and non-fitness related.  As I look … Continue reading

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Ten Days Until I Walk for Tammy

Almost two months ago, one of my high school classmates posted on Facebook a link to her fundraising page for the St. Jude Give Thanks Walk.  When I saw her post, I immediately knew who she was walking for and … Continue reading

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Running for Tammy

Next weekend, Preston and I will be in Virginia Beach for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half and Mini Marathons.  Preston will be running the half marathon, and I’ll be running the mini marathon (aka 5K).  Not only am … Continue reading

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100 Miles Completed for Charity Miles

Back in April, I happened across Charity Miles and made the decision to train not only for the benefit of my own training progression, but also as a way to assist those in need.  Because Charity Miles is GPS activated, only … Continue reading

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