Races

Commemorating life milestones is something we all do. From pictures or artwork to jewelry, we like to have memories of our greatest accomplishments in clear view. I have my college diploma framed somewhere. I have a bracelet my mom got me for my 30th birthday that I wear every day. And now I have this… […]

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I finished running the Boston Marathon today in 3 hours and 57 minutes – hitting my goal by just 3 minutes! I still can’t believe I did it. Let’s start at the beginning…  On Sunday morning I woke up at 3 am for some stupid sale you might have heard of… #LillyForTarget. I should have […]

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I love to travel. In fact, after I cross the finish line on Monday – I will be visiting Eastern Europe for 10 days on vacation, no work! I planned this so that I would be able to enjoy giving my body a break from running and working out while sightseeing and eating my way […]

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Read part 1 of my Chicago Marathon recap here. As the gun went off, my heart rate soared with excitement. I was doing this. I was running this damn marathon even if I had to walk the last 6 miles. I knew I followed my plan religiously and had to trust “the training.”  I wasn’t […]

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On Saturday, I woke up early at 7:30 thanks to my UK jet lag. With a busy day, I welcomed the early weekend wake up. I immediately drank 16 ounces of Essentia water to start getting my body rehydrated and wake up for my 22-mile run. Around 8 am, I had a bowl of oatmeal […]

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If you have been reading my blog and not just the headlines, you already know what I have to say today, but I officially am running my first marathon in Chicago on behalf of Susan G Komen and the Ford Warriors in Pink! Also running with me is Tracie, a WIP Model of Courage, who […]

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For once in my adult life, I actually relaxed during a long weekend. I am running the Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half Marathon in a few weeks on June 8th. I haven’t been training much so I knew I wanted to get in a good long run. This is the inaugural Runner’s World race and […]

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Blogging is a lot like reality TV. We (bloggers) share personal details that you don’t need to know about, you probably don’t care about, but for some reason, many people find the mundane things to be most interesting like what I ate for dinner or what I wore to a party. Here are a few […]

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Last year, I completed my first sprint triathlon. I had no idea what I was doing while training and was confused regularly I found in free online sprint tri training plans. I needed help. Here is a guest post from Katie, a friend I met at Snowbird last January, who is one badass triathlete with […]

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On Saturday, I completed the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon. I had one of the best race experiences and despite stopping for pictures with Disney characters along the way, finished under 2 hours! The race starts at 10pm on Saturday night so race day prep took some strategizing. For brunch, I had an omelet, […]

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