Category: fitness

How to Start Loving Running and Never Look Back

You probably gathered this fact from the name of my blog, I love running. But here’s the “truth bomb,” I wasn’t always a “runner.” I laced up my running shoes for my first race in 2010. And in the six plus years that followed, I’ve racked up 13 marathons and a bunch (I really couldn’t count)

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Valentine’s Day Deals I LOVE

The theme I’ve been exploring in my yoga classes is self-love and self-care. Sometimes that comes in the form of giving yourself a present…and what better time than Valentine’s Day. So, here’s my roundup of all the best deals in fitness and wellness for V-Day! Stay Hydrated It’s no surprise that I love nuun, so

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My 10 Favorite Things About #HouMarathon 2017

Houston Marathon Expo

I love the Chevron Houston Marathon, and if you know me, that’s probably no surprise. This year was my fourth time running and third year as an ambassador for the race. With unseasonably warm temperatures, the race and its runners were definitely up for a challenge. As always, I find myself so impressed by how

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What’s Next?

So you finished the marathon, now what? That’s the feeling I always get after running a race. What’s next? What do I need to do to ensure proper recovery so I can get back out there and chase another goal? Proper recovery and staying active is the perfect way to stay healthy and cure the

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Running in Freezing Weather: Houston Style

I grew up in California, lived in Hawaii and now I live in Texas. Common theme? Heat. So naturally, when I began my running journey it was in warm weather. This year, Houston’s weather has been especially warm. Looking back at the season, 90 percent of my long marathon training runs have been extra sweaty.

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My New Year’s resolutions…and how I plan on keeping them

2016 was a pretty monumental year for me, but on the eve of 2017 I thought it would be pretty appropriate to share what my resolutions are for my 30th year and more importantly, how I planning on keeping them. 1. Learn to cook. Sure I can cook a few dishes and I’m a microwave

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Holiday Gift Guide for Your #FitFam

‘Twas 9 days until Christmas and your shopping still hasn’t started. Sound familiar? I’ve got you covered. This quick and dirty list of top finds for your #FitFam will ensure that everyone on your list is happy and ready to sweat into the New Year. Plus, you can get all of these things under the tree before Santa makes it down the chimney.

#HouMarathon Countdown

33 Days until Race Day: I’ve had a lot of people ask me what my training will look like with just a six-week window in between marathons, and since I received my corral assignment for the Chevron Houston Marathon today it seemed like a pretty timely post. I’ve run 12 marathons, two a year for

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