Lessons Learned

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From the look of that bling rack, I've run a couple races in my short running "career" term used very loosely since I'll never make a living by running.  The fact is, I'm a bit of a bling junkie.  Maybe it comes from never being athletic as a kid and missing out on all those soccer trophies, but … [Read more...]

Rock ‘N’ Roll Denver: My First Half Marathon!

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On Oct. 19, I ran the Rock 'N' Roll Denver Half Marathon - it was my first ever!! And wow, what an experience. I didn't realize how much fun running a half marathon would be....yes, I did just put 'fun' and 'half marathon' in the same sentence. But for real, you guys, it was FUN! I'll be … [Read more...]

Mile 27 Marathon Recovery

A beautiful woman happily running outdoors on a Summer's day

This past weekend, I ran my 2nd full marathon.  This marathon was almost a year in the making - from the time I set a goal to run a sub-5 full, to creating a training plan, executing said plan, and finishing my marathon with a nearly 35 minute PR and 4:52 finishing time.  To say I had a very good … [Read more...]

New Balance 880v4 Women’s Running Shoe Review + Giveaway

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I had the opportunity recently to try out the New Balance 880v4 women's running shoe. According to New Balance:   The 880v4 is the ideal shoe for the high mileage runner who demands a resilient, dependable ride with reliability and responsiveness. Delivering on go-to neutral cushioning with … [Read more...]

TMI Thursday: Stress Incontinence

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This post is going to come with a warning - we are going to get up close and personal about our lady parts.  Guys, you might want to skip this one.  Ladies, if you don't yourself deal with the occasional leaking I'm sure you know someone who does.  Yes, we are talking about pee.  Specifically, … [Read more...]

Luck of the Run: Minimal Training, Maximum Willpower

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Yesterday I was pretty proud of myself. I ran 6 miles. That’s the farthest I’ve run so far to train for my half marathon. My excitement fizzled out, however, when I came to the inevitable realization that my half marathon is in TWO WEEKS….and I’m not even up to half the distance! I maintain that … [Read more...]

Fall in Love with Running

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For many of you, fall has finally kicked in.  My apologies to our readers down south who are still waiting.  For those of us up north, we really welcome this time of year.  I'll be the first to admit that fall is my favorite season - at least where running is concerned. There are many reasons why … [Read more...]

Marathon Training: Week 5

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I am finishing up week 5 (of 26) of my marathon training plan. I still have a ways to go (obviously).  It's been harder than I thought.  Scratch that. I knew it would be hard to run in the heat and to add mileage to long runs while it was still hot.  In reality, it wasn't the heat that brought me … [Read more...]

Omron Pain Relief Pro Giveaway

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Fall marathon training is in full force and along with mega long runs comes mega sore muscles.  The makers of the Omron Pain Relief Pro electoTHERAPY unit reached out to The Sisterhood asking if we'd be interested in reviewing their electrotherapy TENS unit device.  Since I've been battling some … [Read more...]

Outdoor vs. Indoor Running

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And so it begins. The air is getting cooler, the rain is turning to sleet, which turns to snow (at least here in Colorado ALREADY!) and the motivation to go on a run completely fades away. The imminent use of the treadmill is in my near future, and I'm dreading it. I'm the type of person who … [Read more...]

The Importance of Rest Days

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If you're like me, you're not very good at doing nothing. I always feel the need to do some sort of exercise daily and often forget the importance of a rest day. This last week in particular, that caught up with me. After a 9 mile hike last Sunday, I proceeded to run 20+ miles before Friday without … [Read more...]

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...]