7 Tips for Running Safety


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Sadly, there has been a significant uptick in running related disappearances, injuries and murders lately.

This, unfortunately, is the world we live in, folks.

It is imperative that we are always prepared for any situation that my arise during a run.

I have a few helpful tips and tricks that you can use to protect yourself.

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…And Take Names.


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Every few months I feel like I write one of these posts…

The post where I realize I am slacking (no offense Fallon!), decide to pick myself up by the bootstraps and get my sh*t together.

Also known as this post, this post, this post and this post.

The post where I decide to start kicking a$$ and taking names.

This post is a little different though.

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Foodie Friday: The Lazy Runner Edition


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Today’s edition of “Foodie Friday” is going to be a little bit different.

Don’t freak out.

Instead of sharing a recipe that I like, I have a few quick and easy meal suggestions for you.

This post was inspired by a conversation I had with one of my best friends a few weeks ago.

She was complaining commenting on how she never has time to cook dinner because she is so busy working,

taking care of her family,

cleaning the house,

and of course,

working out.

And I, being the absolute laziest meal-prepper on the planet…

gave her a few suggestions that I use to make my meal prep Monday as short and sweet as possible.

I thought it would be a great idea to share those tips with you…

So here we goooooo!

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Why Do YOU Run?


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Hello and Happy day to you!

Last week I challenged you to share with me the reasons why you do this crazy thing called running.

The response that I received was overwhelmingly awesome!

It was so cool to read everyone’s reasons, because they are all so different.

Looking for some motivation?

Read the stories below and I bet one of them will light a fire under your caboose.

I know it has for me!

So let’s get to it…

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I think I can, I think I can…


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As many of you know, I just (praise the Lord!) recovered from a minor hamstring injury that forced me to pull out of Rock n’ Roll San Diego.

Boo!

But! I am back running and haven’t had any problems with my hamstring since.

WOO WHOO!

I do, however, feel as though I have lost some fitness.

Or maybe it is in my head?

Who knows.

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Things That (As A Runner) I Can’t Stand!


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As a runner, there are certain things that really piss me off!

I am sure most people don’t understand, but maybe you (being a fellow runner) will agree with me…

1. When some moron sprints ahead and then stops in front of me in the middle of a race.

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Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon Race Review & Recap (The 2016 Edition)


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On Saturday, May 7, 2016 I was the 2:30 pacer for the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon.

This was my first assignment for Beast Pacing and what a day it was.

But, I am skipping ahead a little.

Let’s start at the beginning.

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San Francisco Hot Chocolate 15K Race Review & Recap


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On Sunday, January 10, 2016 I ran for chocolate.

Although I usually run for bloody Marys, or pancakes… on this special day- I made an exception.

This race was off the charts awesome!

It was held in San Francisco, CA.

Home of my younger sister and of course the Hot Chocolate 15k / 5k race.

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We went to the expo the day before to pick up our packets.

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Los Angeles Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon Race Review & Recap


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This post is looooooong overdue.

Like 2 weeks overdue.

And I may or may not owe you another race recap.

So let’s get to it.

I have lots and lots to tell you.

On October 24, I ran the Los Angeles Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon!

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As you can see from my lovely stolen picture…

I dressed in costume!

Can you tell who/what I was dressed as?

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The Power of a Great Running Mantra


According to Runner’s World, “To achieve your running goals, powerful legs and big lungs aren’t enough—you also need a strong head.”

And a good running mantra!

The Sanskrit word “mantra” literally means “instrument for thinking.”

Mantras have been used to focus the mind in meditation and can help you stay on “track” when the “road” (pun intended) gets tough.

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The Break is OVER!


 Everyone!

My break from racing is officially over.

I am back at it this weekend!

I will be running the Ventura Half Marathon on Sunday.

After taking over a month and a half off of racing…

I am ready to get back to it.

Yes, you read that right.

I am excited to RACE!

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Extend Nutrition Protein Bar Review and Giveaway


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Todayyyyyyyy….I have a great new product and a fantastic giveaway for one lucky reader!

YES!

Extend Nutrition is a manufacturer of gluten free protein bars that help manage blood sugar for up to 6-9 hours.

Their protein powders and bars are perfect for people like us!

They have been shown to improve performance during physical activity and enhance muscle recovery post-exercise.

Pretty sweet, right?

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