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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

I wear pink for my mom: On Sunday, September 27 I ran the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was a first of a lot of things for me: first 5k, first Race for the Cure, and my boyfriend's first race. It was quite the experience, one that I'll probably […]

Lost Ambition and Lost iPhone (Important Read if You Run with the iPhone)

It's crazy what two days, well now three of five days, off from running has done to my motivation. I woke up Monday morning knowing I had to get three miles in. I didn't do it. That's not like me. I finally ran later that night, but only after I sat and watched my favorite […]

Doing the 13.1 Series. Oh My!

Apparently I can't get enough running! A few days ago I decided to do the entire 13.1 Series. How and why did I decide to take on such a task, you ask? It all started when I signed up for the Susan G. Komen 5k. Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5k. My thought […]

Annual Running Breakdown AKA Running is Hard

Today was my annual running breakdown. I pushed my Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday workouts back one day each meaning today and tomorrow make it 5 day straight without rest. I woke up at 6am and fought the idea of running for 15 minutes before heading out. As soon as I started running I felt dreadful – […]

Embarassed to say

I took a week off after my half marathon. Well, as Adam put it, I cheated a couple days ago when I went for a 6-miler. So, after Labor Day weekend, I was itching to get back into running. Yesterday I put my gear on and set out for what had I planned on being […]

Making the marathon taper work for you

Marathon training programs typically come in a one size fits all prescription so what do you when your needs change? What if your race is postponed or you get sick in the final weeks? Adam's wife shares some tips for she found to help with her situation. The most difficult of marathon training, for me, […]

Finished My First Half Marathon!

Today I ran the inaugural Madison Mini Marathon in Madison, Wisconsin. I was pretty excited the whole week leading up to this event, and I couldn't sleep most of the nights! Race Start: I started with the 2:20 group. While I was standing there waiting for the start, I began to get really nervous. Finally […]

Armour for my 8-miler

Just finished what I would call the worst run of my running career. Today in Chicago it's supposed to reach 90 degrees, so I figured a run at 10 am would beat some of that heat. However, perhaps I'm exaggerating, but by the end of the run, I thought I was feeling the beginnings of […]

21 Days until My 13.1

I realized yesterday that I have exactly 21 days until my first half-marathon. This started to freak me out! As entering this race was a spur-of-the-moment decision to celebrate my 25th birthday, I was eager to get my training started. So, I simply went to RunnersWorld.com and plugged in my information to generate a training […]

Don't hate the race, hate the pace

It's easy to do – you're running a race and things aren't going right, you get to the end and look at your GPS and see that the race was too long and feel justified for the way you feel. But don't be so hasty to email the race director, especially if you're running in […]