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Can’t Stop Smiling – The 2019 Publix Atlanta Half Marathon

Can’t Stop Smiling – The 2019 Publix Atlanta Half Marathon

Lisa, why don’t you smile more? I have always heard this growing up and even still to this day. It seems like a harmless comment and all with good intentions, but it cuts like a knife. We are all burdened with our own insecurities and you really don’t know unless you walk a mile in someone else’s shoes what those personal insecurities are. Whenever I heard that phrase uttered or some derivative of it, I instantly felt like I wasn’t…

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Meal Prep Sundays – Fiesta Slow Cooker Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bowl

Meal Prep Sundays – Fiesta Slow Cooker Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bowl

I have enjoyed using this blog as an opportunity to share all about my life as a runner. I have shared the ups and downs through many of my training cycles. While I love opening up, being vulnerable, and sharing both my successes and challenges as I runner, I want to continue to keep my content fresh and beneficial to all. I love running. I think that’s been made pretty clear at this point, but let me open up about…

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Farewell to 2018, Ready for 2019!

Farewell to 2018, Ready for 2019!

As the year comes to a close, it is important to reflect back on 2018. It was a year full of change, a year full of goals, some met, some still out of reach, but throughout the year I continued to grow. While I think back on all that I accomplished, it seems very tempting to set some New Years resolutions of my very own. However, to be quite honest, I’ve never liked the “new year, new me” mantra that…

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Never Stop Chasing Those “Crazy” Dreams – The 2018 Chicago Marathon

Never Stop Chasing Those “Crazy” Dreams – The 2018 Chicago Marathon

Never stop chasing those crazy dreams. That’s the phrase that continues to resonate with me as I think about what happened on October 7th 2018. This continues to be a theme in my reflection on marathons and the training cycles that go with them, but each one is so unique and different. This year, I finally had the chance to engrave my finish time on the back of my medal. 3:37:05. That time will be forever ingrained in my memory….

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3 miles! Making progress…

3 miles! Making progress…

The road to recovery is never easy, but I never thought I would learn so much about myself through this experience. Life is full of ups and downs, and I think what I have always loved about running is, regardless of whatever else is going on with my life, I know I will always have those minutes, hours, however long it may be, to focus on myself and my training. Whether it’s speed morning early in the morning at the…

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Chicago Marathon: The Sequel

Chicago Marathon: The Sequel

No this isn’t a duplicate post. Not an error. I loved Chicago so much, I just had to do it again! 🙂 I’ve always loved trying out new races, and when it comes to marathons I had never imagined I’d be revisiting the same race, but Chicago, oh Chicago. It has a special place in my heart. After running the marathon in 2015, I could do nothing by rave about how fantastic the race is! The energy, the sights, ok,…

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Training for the Newburyport River Run Half Marathon

Training for the Newburyport River Run Half Marathon

It’s hard to believe we are already four months into 2017 and I am deep into half marathon training for the Newburyport River Run Half Marathon on May 7th! My runner’s high from last year’s NYC marathon seemed to carry me through the cold winter months in New England and back into a training schedule for my upcoming half. For most of what I can remember, i have always had a love of running, but it’s completely safe to call…

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