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What to Eat Before a Long Run

What to Eat Before a Long Run

Are you marathon training and wondering what to eat before your next long run?  They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I couldn’t agree more–especially when you have a long run planned!  If you have ever eaten the wrong […]




Creamy Peanut Butter Dip

Creamy Peanut Butter Dip

Creamy Peanut Butter Dip is definitely a crowd favorite in my household.  Not only do the kids love having this as an after school snack, it is also one of my go-to post workout meals.  I mean, seriously, how can you go wrong with cream cheese […]




Power Chia Seed Smoothie

Power Chia Seed Smoothie

Power Chia Seed Smoothie is just that–a powerful super meal to fuel your workout, packed in an easy to drink, tasty smoothie.  Now I’ll be the first to admit, I have not always been a smoothie fan.  Believe it or not, unlike a lot of folks […]




Cross Training AMRAP Workout #1

Cross Training AMRAP Workout #1

Cross Training AMRAP Workout #1 With my second femoral neck stress fracture finally on the mend, its time to get back into shape!  This week, I am easing back into it with short (3-5 mile) runs, and cross training workouts every other day.  I cannot […]




Symptoms of a Femoral Neck Stress Fracture

Symptoms of a Femoral Neck Stress Fracture

Symptoms of a Femoral Neck Stress Fracture 6 weeks  before I was supposed to run the Boston Marathon, my hip was badly injured during an 18 mile run.   When I first went to the doctor, I was told I did not fit the “demographics” […]




The Dreaded Stress Fracture

The Dreaded Stress Fracture

It was 6 weeks before the Boston Marathon.  I should have been in full on training mode.  Feeling strong.  Happy and excited about the biggest freaking race in my life. Only I was far from it. I was lying face down on the carpet wearing […]




The Storm

The Storm

When I lived in California, I got stuck in a brutal storm one Sunday afternoon mid-way through my long run.  I’ve experienced a lot of great runs in my life, but this run in particular changed who I am as a person to this day.  One of the […]