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Do you have a goal you want to accomplish this year? I do. I’m working on a campaign with FitFluential and Under Armour to help redefine What’s Beautiful. My goal is to get my body back into better running shape.  After having Ezra in December, I worked my butt off to get back into shape for my first post-baby half marathon, only to have a health...

I’m pregnant! Just kidding, you already knew that. But holy moly, less than 2 months until my due date.  Where has the time gone? I’d like to say my good news is that my ankle is all better, but that’s not quite it either.  It has improved significantly, but it’s not 100% yet.  Working with the chiropractor has helped immensely, but I’ve...

Today will be day 24 of my running streak. It’s hard to believe it’s more than halfway over. I’ve really enjoyed the extra motivation to get in at least a mile everyday since I started. Thankfully, I’ve remained injury-free. If I do feel like my body needs a break, I just make it a very easy one mile day and that’s usually enough of...

On May 6, 2012, I’ll be running 6th half marathon – the Maryland Half Marathon.  The MD half is important to me personally for several reasons.  First, it was my first long distance race since my first marathon in 2006.  Second, the starting line is within walking distance to my house – can’t beat that kind of convenience! And finally...

I think it’s pretty well-established by now that I am not a fast runner, especially when I’m running with Zain in the jogging stroller.  A couple months ago, I set out on a run where I attempted to speed up my pace while running with Zain.  I was really proud of what I accomplished in that short run and it motivated me to keep trying to run...

Try a new route! Lately I’ve found myself unmotivated for my weekday training runs.  This is mostly because I’m stuck doing the same route most days since I’m limited to the sidewalk when I run with Z in the stroller.  When I’m alone for my long runs, I can try something different by running on the road when I need a change. This morning,...

I ran 3 times in the 5 days we were in Paris and each run was better than the last. If I needed any motivation to run, that was easy – I didn’t want to gain 20lbs on vacation.  And I probably would have considering that this was my usual breakfast: Pain au Chocolat: buttery chocolatey heaven And I usually ended my day with one of these: A...

Motivation: where are you? I have days where I just don’t feel like running.  This is a bit of a problem because I have a marathon to train for and those miles aren’t going to run themselves.  My occasional lack of motivation stems from many factors – general fatigue (remember, my son doesn’t sleep through the night so neither do I),...