What I Learned From My First DNF

DNF- the dreaded dnf.  Every runner knows what it means.  It means Did Not Finish.  You trained for 16 weeks and now you didn’t finish.  Why didn’t you finish?  For me, it was a pothole and then running 10 miles after falling into it and twisting my knee.  No, I did not make it all […]

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Staying Healthy In a World of Fads

One of the hardest parts about being a woman, and about being a person in general, is dealing with all of the information that flies at us from every direction. In a world that prioritizes beauty and aesthetics (and this is nothing new) there is no shortage of different information coming our way. It’s overwhelming […]

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Body Dysmorphia

Trigger warning: This post is about Body Dysmorphia which is a psychological issue that relates to a lot of eating disorders. If you are uncomfortable with this topic please read no farther. If you think that someone you know and love or if you yourself are experiencing signs of this or any other eating disorder […]

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Book Review: Stronger by Kara Goucher

It is no secret to those that know me that I love books.  Mostly Non-fiction books and self-improvement books.  There is just something about nonfiction-self improvement-running books that hit every single passion that I have.  Give me that and a strong woman that are being open about the mental struggles that she has, even as […]

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Packing Your Gym Bag

Packing your gym bag can seem like an endless task.  Sweaty clothes in and out, making sure that there are fresh soaks in there.  Did I pack a hand towel instead of a regular towel for the showers?  Shit, I packed a change of clothes for after the race but I forgot a bra and […]

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Review Trail Jenny Soaps & Body Products

As I write this, I am knee deep into my training.  While I was meant to be doing a marathon on December 1st, life does not always go to plan and I am bumping it up to November 18th in my hometown of Philadelphia.  While I am super excited about it it does put more […]

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JayBird vs Jlab: Battle of the headphones.

I am a huge advocate of learning how to run in all conditions.  Rain, shine, cold, heat…all of it.  The thing that I didn’t think about when I first started running through was running with or without headphones.  I should have though.  My first half marathon was a learning experience.  That is to say that […]

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Review: Live 24 Golden Fuel

Product: Live24 It really should come as no surprise to my readers and those that know me that I am all about trying stuff like this.  It also should come as no surprise that I have no luck when it comes to winning things.  So when I won a container of this and the cute […]

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Rules of Winter Running

Living in Pennsylvania is way different than the winters in Texas.  I didn’t know what running in cold weather was until moving up here.  You would think that I would hate it but the fact is that I don’t.  I actually really love it…when I’m dressed right for it. When I first moved back up […]

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Product Review: Topo Megafly 2

I am all for a nice minimalist shoe.  As a relatively new runner (3 years with a marathon under my belt so not new but newer than some) I have been experimenting with shoes.  My first running shoe I was wearing New Balance and it was definitely not a show that most people would wear for long […]

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