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Beauty and the Beast STRONG SIX

Hello beauties, who's ready to go beast mode? Whether I'm in the gym, grocery store, working from home, or teaching a private tutoring lesson, I function best with a plan! Who else?! Since we have a new normal for a while of staying in, I have been searching through many of the excellent at-home workout… Continue reading Beauty and the Beast STRONG SIX

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Road to 26.2 The Recap

Road to 26.2 Thursday, February 27th- MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!! Y’all, this journey to run my first marathon is in the books! I can hardly even believe that I was able to do it, and I’m so excited about what is to come!  I’m about to dive into the race recap, but before I do, please know… Continue reading Road to 26.2 The Recap

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Road to 26.2 Good Valentines, Good Partners

Road to 26.2 Saturday, February 15th- 22 hours until I run the biggest race of my life This year is our 21st year together, our 21st Valentine’s Day, and we celebrated with roses, Tex-Mex, and the packet pickup expo for the Austin Marathon! I can honestly say that I love my husband more than I… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Good Valentines, Good Partners

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Road to 26.2 All the Hay is in the Barn

Road to 26.2 Tuesday, February 4th- 1 week, 4 days The past six months have been heavy training for the marathon, and I’ve been on this journey for two years. My running plan for this race has been my life for the last 18 ½ weeks. I’m now in my taper and have been questioning… Continue reading Road to 26.2 All the Hay is in the Barn

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Road to 26.2 Body of Work

Road to 26.2 Friday, January 31st- 2 weeks and 1 day until I get to run the Austin Marathon Body. Image. I have written a few articles, along with more than a few social media posts about body image. I am incredibly passionate about this topic because I recently came through the other side of… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Body of Work

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Road to 26.2 The Skinny

Road to 26.2 Thursday, January 30th- 2 weeks and 2 days until my body is bad ass enough to run 26.2 “You must be so skinny, running all those miles!” Yes. I have trained for two years, and six days a week for the past five months to just lose weight. What? Isn’t there more?… Continue reading Road to 26.2 The Skinny

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Road to 26.2 How to Support Your Athlete

Road to 26.2 Tuesday, January 28th- 2 weeks and 4 days until I get to run twenty-six point two How to Support the Athletes in Your Circle: A Handbook It can be hard to understand when a friend or family member decides to take on a big physical challenge, like a marathon or triathlon. Hell,… Continue reading Road to 26.2 How to Support Your Athlete

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Road to 26.2 Risky Business

Road to 26.2 Tuesday, January 14th- 4 weeks, 4 days until I run the Austin Marathon When did risky become a reason for no? When did we decide that not knowing the ending meant that we couldn’t begin? Why do we feel like we need to be assured of success before we will commit? I… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Risky Business

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Road to 26.2 Quitting

Road to 26.2 Monday, January 13th- 4 weeks, 5 days until I get a big ass medal/belt buckle Yesterday, I wanted to quit. I wanted to quit at mile 1, 2, 3, 4. By mile 5, I decided to quit. I knew my friends were set to arrive at the trailhead any minute, and I… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Quitting

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Road to 26.2 What Does It Take?

Road to 26.2 Friday, January 10th- 5 weeks and one tiny day to go! What does it take to run a marathon? The short answer is simply a desire to challenge oneself. The logistical answer is that it takes training, nutrition, hydration, planning, and support. Most of the articles I’ve written in these past few… Continue reading Road to 26.2 What Does It Take?