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It’s the New Year of Pushing the Limits

7 January 2013

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It’s the New Year of Pushing the Limits

So it's 2013 and you are either a runner getting back to the training grind or a new or aspiring runner, wondering how the heck you're going to get ready for your next race/run.  The new year brings new hope and a fresh slate to begin your journey.  Whether you are new or returning, it […]

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Preparing for Your First Run? Or Your Third? Or Fourth?

5 September 2012

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Preparing for Your First Run? Or Your Third?  Or Fourth?

No matter if it's your first run you are preparing for or your tenth, there are some things that you just have to do.  That is, IF you want to continue running safely & without injury.  Sure, you can probably go out and run a 5K with little to no training, little to no stretching […]

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Everyone Needs a Day Off

18 July 2012

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Everyone Needs a Day Off

Now I don't know about you, but when I hear the words "day off" in the middle of my training regimen, I get a wee bit antsy.  it is so hard to take a day completely off, knowing that you are in the midst of training for your event.   But I will say this, […]

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First Ultra in the Books!

13 May 2012

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First Ultra in the Books!

On April 22nd I managed to complete my very first ultra run at the Labor of Love 50K in Lovell Canyon, NV.  The race was awesome and the results were even better.  I came in 2nd for the women and 9th place out of 30 overall, with a time of 5hrs 48 mins.  It was […]

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Ultra Ultrarunning Debut in 4 days!

18 April 2012

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Ultra Ultrarunning Debut in 4 days!

Now you're probably wondering what ultrarunning has to do with yellow cake & chocolate frosting.  Well, what do you think about during your ultraruns?  it never fails, on top of thoughts of running form, pacing, distance left, distance covered, and how long you can wait until using the restroom, are the thoughts of what your […]

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Beautiful Run. Beautiful Finish!

11 March 2012

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Beautiful Run.  Beautiful Finish!

Yesterday could not have been a more perfect day to spend the morning in Red Rock Conservation Area.  As one of my training runs, I took part in the Red Rock half marathon put on by Calico Racing.  I choose to do a majority of Calico's races because the atmosphere is motivating, the volunteers are […]

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One Week Out & Six Weeks to Go

4 March 2012

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One Week Out & Six Weeks to Go

As of yesterday March 3rd, it is one week away from the Red Rock Half Marathon which means only 6 weeks until my first ultrarun!  50K run in Lovell Canyon, Las Vegas, NV.  Sunday morning, lots o' hills, and going to be a great run.  I'm nervous, I won't lie, but the hill training has […]

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Backing Down to Keep Moving Forward

26 December 2011

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Backing Down to Keep Moving Forward

I have a problem, my problem is that I always push myself to progress the way I see myself progressing.  Most people would say that isn't a bad thing, but it can be if you don't know how to control it.  After my first marathon, I felt fantastic!  Don't get me wrong, I wasn't running […]

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Even Personal Trainers Need Trainers

13 December 2011

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Even Personal Trainers Need Trainers

Even before I decided to become a trainer, I made the move to get a personal trainer of my own.  it was by far one of the best decisions I made.  Not only did it help me lose weight & feel better, but it literally helped get me to where I am today.  Andre was […]

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Holiday Havoc Training

4 December 2011

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Holiday Havoc Training

The holidays are one of the hardest times to stay on your fitness regimen, let alone make progress.  I decided the way I was going to conquer this issue was to sign up for my 2nd marathon on Jan 7th.  The object is to keep me on track by having an end race goal in […]

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