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Can’t sleep? Try these tips to rest well, train better

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Sleep is something we can never seem to get enough of these days. Busy schedules, pressure to accomplish a variety of tasks, and trying to fit in workouts can make it difficult to fall asleep at night. However, sleep is vital in order to perform well in our lives and on race day. In fact, […]

Run with a purpose: healing yourself and others

Run with a purpose

I have to admit, I have been staring at the blinking cursor on my screen for quite some time. What to write? How to write it? The events of this past week in Boston make it hard to pick up the pieces and think about running. Honestly, there is a part of me that wishes […]

Give it a ‘tri': triathlon basics for runners

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I’d been a competitive runner for a while. I’d run everything from a 5k to a marathon and was yearning for a new challenge, and I found inspiration while cheering on my husband to finish his first half Ironman — a triathlon consisting of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride, and half marathon. […]

Tips for post-race recovery

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I’ve run a lot of races and after crossing the finish line, all I want is an ice-cold beverage. Once I get home, all I want to do is lie down and relax for the rest of the day. I’ve earned it, right? While that might be true, not recovering well after a hard run […]

5 mind games to help you get through a tough workout

Head games for tough runs

Running is mostly a mental sport. Your state of mind can sometimes make all of the difference between a “good” and a “bad” run. Even if you love running, finding the motivation to start a run or make it through a run can be tough. The other day, I had an 8 mile run with […]

Vegan Chocolate Chip Scones

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In honor of the London Marathon, I wanted to bake a treat to celebrate the United Kingdom. What better way to do this than to make scones? Being true to my constant goal of making healthier adaptations of beloved recipes, I created a vegan scone recipe. I used almond milk and coconut oil instead of […]

London Marathon 2013: Good luck, runners!

Good luck London Marathoners

Thank you, London, for running today. For showing the world how amazing the running community is. For giving us hope. Thank you. Run strong. “A marathon is a string of moments, mixtures of events and emotions that we sample as we move along.” – Unknown Follow all the action here.  

Recovery recipe: quinoa, chickpeas, and spring vegetables

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By: Lisa Horvath The first word I typed out for this post was recovery. After I typed it I sat at my kitchen table watching the rowers on the Charles River for a long time. I stared out at Cambridge and MIT ,and to my left, the buildings of downtown and thought about Boston, my […]

London Marathon 2013 basics: what you need to know

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Sunday is the London Marathon. More than 35,000 people are registered to run this major race, though we know some — including elites — are feeling apprehensive. London is no stranger to tragedy and attacks. But as hard as it is, we need to put one foot in front of the other. We can’t let […]

We are Boston

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I took this photo 48 hours — to almost the exact minute — before the Boston Marathon bombing. I then went home and added the quote over the image, with the intention to post it to this blog at some random time in the future. Little did I know this photo and this quote would […]