Turning the Corner: Starting My New Job

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Well, after three months and six days of unemployment, I officially started my new job on Tuesday. I’ll be working as a personal trainer at a country club in Palm Desert. Actually I’ve already seen a client a couple times, but Tuesday was my training day, as I’ll be working a few desk hours a […]

What’s Got Next? New Running Goals, New Plans

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In yesterday’s post I alluded to feeling dissatisfied with my training recently. Although it happens almost every year, a combination of a long, hot summer, cross country season, where I spend more time coaching than training my own self, and, did I mention hot weather, makes sliding into a running slump pretty easy. My runs […]

Train Smarter: 5 Ways to PR Running Three Days a Week

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Personal Record. PR. It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? For many runners, setting a personal best time in a race is their ultimate goal. It also may seem unattainable, requiring hours and days of training that just aren’t possible for some athletes. While running five or six days a week may seem […]

Motivated to Beat Breast Cancer

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This post is sponsored by Skechers to call attention to their campaign with the American Cancer Society in the fight against breast cancer. I was compensated for this post. All opinions though, are my own, and I am proud to be a part of this campaign. My younger sister Susan would have been 54 on […]

12 Running Myths You May Still Believe

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Running. It seems easy, doesn’t it? Put on your shoes and run out the door. I even tell my coaching clients that running is a simple sport. You don’t need much equipment besides good shoes. But wait! Should those shoes be supportive or minimal? Or should I go barefoot? Do I need socks? What should […]

Pin It Party: It’s All About Running

Marathon Recovery

It’s that time again! Another Pin It Party is coming at you! Lindsay, over at the Lean Green Bean, I, and a lot of other bloggers will be sharing some of our favorite pinnable posts from the last few months! Make sure to check out Lindsay’s post, where you will also find a list of […]