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Look Forward: 3 Easy Ways to Ditch the Post-Race Blues

The post-race blues are real. You spend weeks, sometimes even months, planning, preparing, and anticipating that race weekend. Then, in an instant, it’s over. The blues creep in and you lose the motivation to do, well, anything. Maybe you’re even thinking to yourself, “but I’m not even a runner! I didn’t even run before this! This was… Continue reading Look Forward: 3 Easy Ways to Ditch the Post-Race Blues

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Tinker Bell Half Marathon 2016 – Race Recap

Before we get to another 4 AM wake up call, let’s back track a moment. For me, one of the most critical pieces of back to back races was self-care (if you missed the 10K recap, you can find it here). I have problems with my hips even on good days and while I had… Continue reading Tinker Bell Half Marathon 2016 – Race Recap

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Tinker Bell 10K 2016 – Race Recap

At 3:50 AM on Saturday morning, the first alarm went off. The second alarm went off at 4 AM and it was time to actually get up for the 10K. Despite trying on a bunch of different outfits on Friday night (and debating a million tops at the Expo Friday day), Jen and I both… Continue reading Tinker Bell 10K 2016 – Race Recap

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Tinker Bell Half Marathon [Expo] 2016- Before the Race

Maybe it’s the number of times I saw The Sound of Music as a child, but I’m a firm believer in starting at the very beginning. It’s a very good place to start. This story begins on Thursday at the Expo. After a last minute decision to take Thursday off work, I subbed BodyFlow on Thursday morning… Continue reading Tinker Bell Half Marathon [Expo] 2016- Before the Race

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Breakthrough: What Happens When I Really Listen

Alternate Title: Why I Listen to Music When I Run [Work Out] With just a few days to go until Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend and the Pixie Dust Challenge, my brain is starting to overload. I’m excited! I’m nervous! I’m excited! I’m nervous! I’m thinking about what I need to do before and after work… Continue reading Breakthrough: What Happens When I Really Listen

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Happiness is the Perfect, Lazy Way to Saving Avocados

When I was in middle school, my parents’ growing up friends and their kids came to visit us in Southern California from Kansas. We went out to eat at one of the best local Mexican food restaurants. As per tradition, my siblings and I begged my parents to let us order guacamole. The Kansas kids promptly asked,… Continue reading Happiness is the Perfect, Lazy Way to Saving Avocados