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I always enjoy body after baby posts on other blogs so I wanted to share my story, complete with embarrassing photos… My experience with getting back in shape after having Ezra has been drastically different from after I had Zain. There are a few reasons why: When I was pregnant with Zain, I gained about 40lbs…on top of the 20lbs I gained after...

When I ran my first marathon I was 22.  I had just graduated from college, started my first real job and began my first semester of graduate school.  I was a different person than I am today.  In a lot of ways, I think I’m a not only a stronger runner today, but also a stronger person. After the Marine Corps Marathon, I did not run again for...

My first exposure to a marathon was years before I ran my first.  My high school field hockey team volunteered to work the water stop at the Baltimore Marathon.  I don’t remember exactly what mile marker it was, but I do remember it was mile 20-something.  One of our teachers was running the marathon and we were excited to see him pass us...

A couple weeks ago, I received an e-mail from YMX asking if I’d be interested in reviewing one of their products and hosting a giveaway on my blog.  Of course, my answer was YES! YMX has some of the coolest and most unique workout apparel I’ve ever seen.  I tend to pick out boring, monochrome running clothes for myself, but I think YMX has...

I love reading other runners’ blog posts about why they run so I thought it was about time for me to tell you why I run. When I first started running, I was in high school.  I ran because I played field hockey and they made us run.  I hated it.  It was something I dreaded.  I did it anyway because I had to.  Every summer, I’d run with...

Although I’ve had some close calls. I have had my share of runs where I feel like I’m struggling with every step and I contemplate giving up literally every 5 seconds or so.  I never let myself stop though.  I know if I stop, I’ll regret it later.  On days like that, I give myself a minimum mileage goal and a maximum goal that I’d prefer...

By now you know that I am not a fast runner.  I want to be faster, but I honestly just don’t think I’m meant to be fast.  I’m content trotting along at my 10 minute per mile pace.  I have no intention of ever trying to win a race, I just want to finish! During the 5K on Sunday, I surprised myself when I was able to run the last mile in...