Fitness, Marathon Training, Marathons, Race Preparation, Running

Unsolicited Advice to Newbie Runners (From a Newbie Runner Herself)

In the last week, I’ve had a few people openly declare to me their intent to start a running regimen or to tackle the marathon next year…and to them I say kudos!! Here’s a few things I wish I knew about running before I started running. 1. It’s going to be uncomfortable for awhile, but just keep going. Especially if you’ve…

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Cycling, Fitness, Nutrition, Running, Swimming

Spring Cleaning: Paleo Diet and My Brand New Training Schedule

My last race left me a bit frustrated with how I’ve been trying to shove everything into my schedule…balancing school, freelancing, internship, and personal relationships left very little time for training the last few months, and I’m fed up! I’ve gained a bit of weight (SUPER SADFACE) and frankly, that’s not okay. I’m feeling less energetic and pretty snappy at…

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Fitness, Running

Merry Christmas To You! Get 20% Discount On Any Running Shoes TODAY #runchat

Hey everyone! I just finished my Christmas shopping, and aside from some obligatory boxes of chocolate I’ve stuck with a theme this year…obviously health and wellness! Although I can’t quite disclose what I got everyone just yet — that’s for later tonight when we open gifts! — I got myself a neat little something too. Overall this year I spent…

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Fitness, Marathon Training, Personal Development, Philosophy, Triathlon Training

Motivation Monday: Getting Excited About What's Next

Change is pretty hard to face. I spent the weekend pouring over my personal training books. A lot of it was technical and scientific, and the material is admittedly more difficult than I had anticipated. However, the single thing that kept me motivated was the light at the end of the tunnel. The prospect of being able to help other…

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Fitness, Nutrition

The 23.5 Hour Challenge

I came across this awesome video my friend posted on Facebook called 23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health? If you have eight minutes to spare, it might be the best thing you could ever watch for your health. It’s something that seems pretty obvious, but coming from a doctor who 1)…

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Cycling, Fitness, Marathon Training, Race Preparation, Running, Swimming, Triathlon Training

A Good Day of Training Deserves A Blog Post

After feeling like things were on the rocks for awhile with my training (and life, in general), I decided to make the most of my Saturday and celebrate the Ironman Championships the only way I knew how — by swimming, biking, and running. The day started off with a Team Dress for Success run through Griffith Park. We had set…

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