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Prague Marathon: The 10 Things I’m Most Excited About

The Prague Marathon is less than two weeks away! I am starting to get so excited, but of course, I’m nervous too. Since I’m trying to up my mental game, I decided to write a post that focuses on the positive and tell you about all of the stuff I’m looking forward to the most!Read more

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Why I Wish I Played Team Sports as a Kid

I didn’t play team sports as a kid. Well, I guess that’s not true. I was technically on a soccer team when I was 6 and, if memory serves, I was actually pretty good (for a 6 year old). I played defense and I liked it because mostly I got to stand there while everyoneRead more

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Prague Marathon Training, Week 15

This week was THE BIG ONE! While it wasn’t technically my highest mileage week, I did do my longest run of the training cycle. We’re sticking with three runs per week since it seems to be working pretty well. I basically just spent the entire week crossing my fingers and toes that my 20 milerRead more

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The Cross Training Conundrum

Marathon training is a bit of an emotional roller coaster. I suppose the same can be said for any type of distance training, but I find marathon training to be especially mentally exhausting. Take, for example, my feelings about cross training. A couple months ago, it felt like there wasn’t enough time in the weekRead more

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Prague Marathon Training, Week 14

After successfully surviving an 18 mile long run last week, this week was a cut back week. Monday, 4/10/17, Outdoor bike ride: I used to ride my bike outside all the time when I lived near Columbia, despite the fact that I lived in a tiny town and the roads were insane. People drove fast,Read more

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Traveling and Water Safety: What You Need to Know

As you might remember, my trips last year took me to some pretty interesting places. For the two big ones – Nicaragua and Nepal – I would be traveling in developing countries where I wouldn’t exactly have all of the comforts of home. In fact, one big thing that I take for granted every dayRead more