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First Day of Training and Goal Setting!

IMG_5888.PNGToday is a special day! Not only is it Monday, it is also the first day of my Philadelphia Marathon training!

This training is 14 weeks long and will be tougher, more voluminous and longer than my training plan last fall. I’ll be teaming up with Josh – Speedy Sasquatch – again to try and beat my time from Marine Corps Marathon…

The facts….

· At Marine Corps Marathon (my 4th marathon) I ran a PR…

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Yoga Styles Gone Running! Onzie Apparel

Yoga Styles Gone Running! Onzie Apparel

IMG_5440.JPGThe first time I saw the solar system printed crops I knew they had to be mine! They belong to a company called Onzie who specializes in yoga clothing so I was tempted to figure out whether these amazing yoga pieces could be translated to running apparel as well. They were sweet enough to let me test out two products: the spin crop and the elastic bra.

First off the spin crop.
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Amazing structure…

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Club Champs 5 Miler Recap

I haven’t done one of these in a while: Race recap! This past weekend I participated in the New York Road Runners Club Team Champs 5 Miler in Central Park for Gotham City Runners. It was such a cool race because it was split up by gender, so the women ran first and then there was a separate men’s race.
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It really brought me back to high school cross country. Everyone was sporting their team’s…

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Easy (& Affordable) Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner!

I’ve been experimenting – more so than usual – with food recently. I’ve found two recipes that I’m definitely going to continue making, one breakfast and one that can be used for lunch or dinner.

Overnight Oats

I know, I know, I am late to the game. But the other week I was over at Jen’s apartment and she was making them so I took careful note and altered mine just a little bit!

1/3 cup regular…

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Pre-Season Training and Scary Goals!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday! My attitude towards Mondays has gone 180 degrees because at work, they provide us with bagels on Monday morning. This is probably one of the best perks you could give a runner-employee. Pass the carbs, please.

As we are nearing the middle of summer, I have definitely become more conscious with the amount of running I am doing/was doing..and by was…

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Tips for a Successful Beach Run

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I am pretty lucky that my roommate is from the beach originally so whenever we go back to her house to visit there are major perks involved: salt water taffy, New Jersey peaches, homemade ice cream and beach running. Growing up my family never went to the beach (because we would go back home to Finland during the summers) so beach running is a fairly new endeavor for me.

This past weekend, I had…

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How to gain speed in the pre-season

Hi folks!

Writing to you again from the wonderful world of Helsinki, Finland! My trip is just coming to an end as I am soon wrapping up my last day here. Tomorrow I will be getting on a flight and landing back home in the – arguably – best city in the world. I can’t wait!

I’ve been doing a whole lot of eating here and also a bit of running. I have been taking it pretty easy after Brooklyn half so…

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Rawxies Raw Cookies!

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A few weeks ago I was sent a few samples of a raw cookie with undeniably cute packaging and design. I mean the cookies are even shaped like little hearts! And it was perfect timing, I was about to go on a mini trip Upstate and then was heading to Finland the following week. I am hungry ALL THE TIME so easy snacks that I can bring with me that aren’t filled with bogus are a must!

The company,…

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Happy National Running Day!

Good morning, everyone!

I am writing to you today from the wonderful world of Helsinki, Finland!

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If you go on a run (which I hope you do!!!) use the hashtag #RunningDay for any social media posts! Can’t wait to follow along and be inspired by everyone’s running efforts!

If you are feeling extra lovey dovey about running, why not expand your knowledge?

Women’s Running Mag has an amazing deal –…

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Calling all you real people! Work advice is appreciated!

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(From Adobe’s Facebook page)

Like I said in my most recent post, I just accepted a job offer! And I love the job and company so I am thrilled to start working.

Now I turn to you guys, you experts in being real people in the real world.

What are your best tips for the work place?
What are things you wish you would have done?
Best advice you received?
If you could do one thing over, what would it…

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