Run or Dye Race Report

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I won two race race entries at the last minute for the Run or Dye 5K (Austin).  The Run or Dye  race is a *fun* event. That means there was no chip timing and there was a *gimmick* (whether it's booze, obstacles, zombies or in this case- DYE!). I invited my daughter Sophie to do the race with … [Read more...]

Pre-Marathon Training Thoughts

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I have many pre-marathon training thoughts running through my head as I embark on 6 months of training to begin this week. I assume everyone knows how far a marathon is but just in case you don't, it is 26.2 miles.  It is a major accomplishment for anyone to achieve and only 1% of the population … [Read more...]

Give Yourself the Gift of Good Health

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As yet another birthday arrives, I'm reminded how important it is to give yourself the gift of good health.  That's why we're all here, right?  To make sure we get another birthday?  I know when I decided to take control of my health, the main reason wasn't just to look good in my jeans, it was to … [Read more...]

Running Gear: do I really need all this stuff?

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Running is a free form of exercise!  You've heard that, right?  Well, I'm here to tell you that running is probably the most expensive "free" sport on the planet.  Yes, you can literally run naked through the streets if you so desire, and local ordinances permit it, but I wouldn't necessarily … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Run Injury-Free

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For the last 3.5 years, I have run injury-free....for the most part.  Sure, I have had aches and pains and soreness and there have even been times when I limped and hobbled and walking hurt for a day or two, BUT I *think* I have figured out what it takes to keep *me* running relatively … [Read more...]

Best Workout Playlist of 2014

You can run to it, walk to it, lift, or do bootcamp. Heck, if you clean your house while you're listening to this workout playlist, your house will be twice as clean in half the time. #workout #running #playlist

It's funny what a good playlist can do for a workout you really don't feel like doing. It's summer, and it's hotter than hell in Texas, which means my motivation is running on EMPTY. It's been awhile since we've put together an awesome workout playlist around here, and I was really feeling the need … [Read more...]

Pros and Cons of Run/Walk/Run Intervals

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Before I get started on this post, I need a disclaimer.  I am NOT a running coach.  I am NOT a trainer.  What works (or doesn't work) for me may or may not be the same for you.  Everyone needs to find their own magic formula.  I'm just a marathoner-in-training doing just that and this is my … [Read more...]

Fitness tracker review – Garmin Forerunner15

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It's been all the rage lately. Even here at The Sisterhood. FITNESS TRACKERS.  As promised, I have for you today a review on the one that I purchased and have been using. And I must say, I love it! Back in May, I wrote a post on Fitness Tracker Fury based on a shout out to you all. I was in … [Read more...]

Detroit Women’s Half Marathon and 5k Giveaway!

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Have you ever run a women's only race?  Let me tell you, there's nothing quite like it. Back in April 2014, I ran my first women's only half marathon and I was HOOKED.  I hadn't planned on running but met so many first time half-marathon and 5k'ers while working at the expo that I absolutely wanted … [Read more...]

So close, yet so far: summer running setbacks

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So, a few weeks ago I recounted my hip flexor fail and how my running and half-marathon training plans were temporarily on hold until July. Push that back for at least another month. Friends, this setback has cut into my running and it is unbelievably frustrating. Setbacks at any juncture are … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday

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    Can you believe it is FRIDAY already? It's nearly the middle of July so I wonder how you are doing with your fitness goals for this year. Fitness is a big part of our life around here at the 'hood, so sit down and think about how you are doing with your fitness goals. If they are … [Read more...]

The Vacation Long Run

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You know the scenario.  You have your training plan all mapped out for the next 18 weeks.  You thrive on structure and a schedule.  Then...you decide to go on vacation (or a work trip, or conference, or girls weekend, whatever).  What's a runner to do when she has a 14 mile training run on the … [Read more...]

Fueling for the Long Run

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I've been *literally* running around the block long enough that I know I need to fuel any long runs lasting over an hour.  Some experts recommend taking in 30 to 60 grams of carbs each hour of your workout on runs lasting longer than 60 minutes.  Others say 100 calories every 45 minutes.  Yet others … [Read more...]

Distracted Driving #DecidetoDrive

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  dis·tract·ed disˈtraktəd/ adjective unable to concentrate because one's mind is preoccupied. At one time or another, as runners, walkers, and bicyclists, we're at the mercy of automobile drivers. Are they paying attention with hands on the wheel and eyes … [Read more...]

Guest post: How I learned to love running

Photo courtesy of Dawn Karr

Today's post is a guest post from Dawn Karr. I know her as Mrs. Karr - she was my biology teacher in junior high school. I have been able to keep in touch and follow her story, thanks to social media, and how she has evolved into a runner. I asked her to share her story knowing that many people may … [Read more...]