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Prague Marathon Training, Week 12

After last week’s cutback week, Week 12 saw a hypothetical return to four days of running and a long run. As you’ll see below, things didn’t exactly go as planned. Monday, 3/27/17, 7 miles: My coach instructed me to run 7 miles and 5 miles on Monday/Tuesday and gave me the option of switching themRead more

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T-Rex Rantz, Volume 10

Annnnd we’re back with another edition of T-Rex rantz! If you’ve missed my days of complaining about inane and irrelevant things, today is your lucky day. I’m not sure if I am just getting more patient in my old age or if I’m just increasingly aware of how petty these complaints are, but either wayRead more

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“Well, sh*t.” – Spartanburg Half Marathon Race Report

I can’t say the Spartanburg Half Marathon was a race I was particularly looking forward to. I knew I’d be running it by myself, it’s not that close to my house (about a 45 minute drive) and I knew the course was extremely hilly. Still, with this being a cut back week, I liked thatRead more

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Prague Marathon Training, Week 11

Y’all, after last week, I’ll be the first to say I needed a little physical and mental break. After running my highest mileage week in probably 2 years and feeling that familiar twinge of back pain, I was happy when my coach said this week would be a cut back week. Monday, 3/20/17, barre3 video:Read more

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How to Pack for 2 Weeks in New Zealand in a Carry-On

If you’re traveling to New Zealand from the United States, Canada or Europe – hell, pretty much anywhere, let’s be honest – you’ve probably got a longer trip planned. After all, there’s a significant amount of travel time to factor in when you’re headed to New Zealand, so it makes sense to spend at leastRead more

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Irrational Thoughts on Hard Workouts

At spin class the other night, I was forced to confront an ugly aspect of my attitude that I had forgotten about. My legs were aching and sore from my run and kickball the day before and teaching barre3 that morning, and I struggled to push myself through spinning. Sweat was pouring off my bodyRead more