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Tips for a Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Disclosure: I am not a doctor, and if you are pregnant you should follow the advice of your own physician.  The tips below are what worked for me and what were supported by my own doctor. One of the many … Continue reading

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Lessons I’ve Learned from Training While Pregnant

Its been no secret that one of my big goals while pregnant has been to remain as active as possible.  I’ve trained for and completed a number of races while pregnant, my two biggest accomplishments being running Rock ‘n’ Roll … Continue reading

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Tips for Being Race Day Ready

Now that the fall racing season is upon us, many runners are worried about doing everything necessary in order to make sure that we’re ready for the start line.  Aside from putting forth your best effort with your training, what else can … Continue reading

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Friday Five – 5 Tips for Running While Pregnant

This week’s Friday Five theme with the DC Trifecta is “Running Tips” so I thought this would be the perfect time to share some of the changes that I’ve made to my running since becoming pregnant.  Hopefully these tips will … Continue reading

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Tips for Summer Running

Even though summer doesn’t officially start until June 21st, I think its safe to say that summer is definitely here.  Most of us across the country are facing high heat and humidity, which requires an entirely different approach for running … Continue reading

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What Worked During My Last Half Marathon Training…And What I Hope Will Work Again

Life is all about trial and error.  I learned quite a bit while training for my first half marathon, and I learned even more about myself as a runner as I trained for my fourth half marathon.  I spent a … Continue reading

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Friday Five – November 14th – Cold Weather Running Tips

Its hard to believe how quickly its gotten cold outside!  Hearing about how much snow that areas of the country have gotten, and seeing images of sleet and snow on the DC area weather report last night makes me a … Continue reading

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Reflecting on My Past Half Marathon Training

As I’m working on finalizing the details of my Shamrock training plan, I’ve been thinking about what worked (and what didn’t work) when I trained for my past three half marathons.  Looking back on all three of my past half … Continue reading

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The Battle of Our Bodies vs. Our Minds

As runners, we’re often reminded that running is just as much mental as it is physical, that tackling those long runs and increasing our mileage is just as much an endurance test of our own mental stamina as it is … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned From Half Marathon Training

Since I made the decision back in March to start running and to train to run the Disney World Half Marathon, I have learned quite a bit about running and about myself.  Although attending graduate school while working full time … Continue reading

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