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    Another Year Behind, Another Year Ahead…

    It has been a lengthy minute since my last post. And with good reason. The 2nd half of 2018 was a year of major changes for our family. The most notable season of change occurred in autumn, when two of our children started at new schools, we changed our childcare arrangements, and I started a new position within my company at a new location.  During this time of transition to our new routine, any energy I once had left at the end of the day for writing down my thoughts was absolutely non-existent! I will be completely transparent and say that I STILL do not have the zest for writing that…

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    Surviving My 1st 50K

    If you’ve been following my blog, you might recall me sharing that I’ve always benefited from considering my fitness journey as a long-term, lifelong journey as opposed to any short-term goal.  However, I’ve set various short-term fitness goals throughout life to stay motivated to remain active and healthy including completing 13 half-marathons, 1 marathon, 3 50-mile relays, 3 sprint distance triathlons, and most recently an ultra-marathon. Last fall, I set a goal to PR (set a personal record) during a spring half-marathon. I knew this would be tough as it would mean lots of dreadmill runs during the dark, icy Wisconsin winter. Also, my previous PR was from 7 years…

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    Running Gear Review – 9 Favorites

    Part of the battle with prepping for an endurance race is finding the right gear to make your training and racing performance reach their peak.  In an attempt to save you some blisters, chafing, and general discomfort, I’ve listed some of my favorite functional running gear: Under Armour Tech Twist T Shirt This shirt is super breathable, which is clutch for this sweaty runner!  I usually run in tanks due to the fact that I get so hot, but this tee has been a bit of a game changer! Nike Women’s Power Training Capris What I love about these running tights is they have just the right amount of both…

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    Work It Out

    What are your fitness goals? Where are you with your fitness journey? My own personal fitness goals revolve around sustainability.  So far, I’ve made it to age 37 leading an active lifestyle.  This is important to me for a bunch of reasons, but mostly it boils down to the fact that I just feel better when I’m active – both physically and mentally.  I love to run, so this has always been a part of my routine fitness plan.  I also walk, hike, do yoga, & strength train. Sustainability is probably the biggest hurdle we face when it comes to achieving our fitness goals.  So many of us either get…

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