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Run/Walk 2.62 Miles for #BostonStrong…… It’s been over a year since the Boston Marathon bombings, in which three people were killed and countless others seriously injured while watching and waiting for their loved ones to cross the finish line after running 26.2 miles. I felt so helpless … [Read more…]

Good morning, shrinkers!  We are experiencing the weirdest weather ever here in Central Texas- one day nice and sunny and warm and then an April cold front moves in with gray, dreary and cold weather.  But now it’s sunny and warm again.  I am obsessive about checking the weather- ha!  How are YOU … [Read more…]

Image Source: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series If you never step out of your comfort zone, then how will you ever know how bad ass you truly could be?  How would you know what your body is capable of? How would you know that you can achieve what you once thought you couldn’t? If we do the same … [Read more…]

You finished your first 5k/10k/half marathon/marathon. You trained and competed in a Crossfit competition. You raised money and trained for the Komen 3 Day Walk. You committed and completed T25/Insanity/30 Day Shred/P90X. You finished your first 6 week boot camp session. You set a … [Read more…]

The key to successfully losing weight for me was all in my diet.  I don’t mean I *dieted* because the word diet conjures up so many negative connotations.  When I say diet, I mean changing the way I ate, what I ate, and the portions I ate, being mindful of what I consumed, making a conscious effort … [Read more…]

So this is happening….after running for 4.5 years, I have finally committed to training for a FULL marathon.  I can’t quite figure out how I feel about this.  I should be feeling excited and I when I registered for the race, which happened to be right after I finished half marathon #8.  I was … [Read more…]

Tag- You’re It! One of the greatest strengths of this community is the SISTERHOOD we build with each other.  We have seen a ton of growth lately which is awesome, but which also leads to me NOT knowing so many of you (and maybe you not knowing me, too).  What grabbed me and kept my attention in … [Read more…]

I feel the need to get some things off my chest, true confession style. It’s not going to be pretty but hopefully by the end of this post, I can wrap it up nicely. I am over-committed.  I know this but it’s starting to be a real problem.  I will finish out my commitments for this school year and … [Read more…]

I work out because…… The last few weeks, including today, the way I would fill in this blank is NOT the way I want it to be.  To be honest, I would say *because I have to, not because I want to and some days I don’t work out at all*. My last race was the 3M Half Marathon on January 19th. … [Read more…]

oIt’s Tuesday and time for another round of Toot Your Horn! However, I thought I would change it up a bit and combine this with a few true confessions of my own. It looks like this…. 1.  True Confession- I didn’t run much last week.  In fact, I didn’t do much in the way of exercise from … [Read more…]

You are a runner.  Or maybe you are returning to running.  Or you are doing Couch 2 5K.  Maybe you are training for your first half marathon or full marathon.  Maybe your spouse is a runner, maybe he isn’t.  Maybe he is supportive of your endeavor, maybe he isn’t. When I met my husband back in … [Read more…]

I understand accidents happen.  I understand something tragic can happen in a split second.  I know it happens.  I read about it in the news.  It sucks.  I feel sad.  I wonder *why*. But then something happens that I can totally imagine happening here in my world. A mother of three children, a … [Read more…]

When you roll out of bed in the morning, what’s the first thing you do? Me, I check my phone.  I know, BAD. However, once I have the kids off to school, I either exercise or run, OR get ready for work.  Some days, my body is tight and ache-y from you know, sleeping and being older.  On days … [Read more…]

We are kicking off our Couch to 5K Virtual Program. What is Couch to 5K? It is a 9 week training program geared to take you from the *couch* (not running) to running a 5K. Each week consists of three *run* days. Each run day has a warm-up, intervals of walking and running, and as the weeks go by, … [Read more…]

If you are new around here, you will quickly find out that we have a strong running community.  In fact, some of you that have been around for a while might think us runners as  a crazy, fanatical, *talks about running all the time* group. We aren’t. You might feel like you don’t belong to a … [Read more…]