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A New Running PR! 5 Things That Helped Me Attain It

January 28, 2011


I still get nervous before a fast run, when I know I’m about to give every part of me that I can give and finish barely standing up.  Just the walk to the starting line can get my stomach churning and my legs shaking.  For a runner every start is not just a likely finish, […]

5 Ways Running Can Strengthen Your Relationship

January 25, 2011


  In order for any relationship to be successful it must be built upon a strong foundation.  It should also be built on trust and communication.  It must be able to overcome any obstacle, weather any storm, and always come out stronger in the end.  The strength of each person relies heavily on the other […]

Top 10 Excuses Not To Run (And ways to avoid them)

January 20, 2011


1    10. All my running socks are dirty:  Easy solution to this problem, buy more socks!  I will admit I have run into this problem more than once, but sometimes you have to suck it up and wear a pair of socks twice.  Don’t judge me.  At least I am running!  Seriously though, I run in […]

Cold Rain, NHL Hockey and a Treadmill Run

January 17, 2011


We were determined to run outside this past weekend and avoid using the treadmill for our 7-mile run.  The weather forecast had showed possible rain showers on Saturday and Sunday, but we figured we would be able to sneak in our run and brave the cold temperatures.  Unfortunately, we awoke to a foggy mist on […]

Treadmill: I Love You, I Love You Not

January 14, 2011


I love the winter because it offers prime cuddling moments, overactive spooning and endless hugs.  (Wow, who gets to be the girl?)  But, what they don’t tell you about winter (I looked in the brochure) is that getting outside to run is more challenging.  This unforeseen challenge has led to the realization that running outside […]

How To Run In Snow

January 10, 2011


Rachel and I awoke to find snow in Dallas, TX on Sunday.  Besides jumping up and down like children when we first saw it, we realized quickly that it meant our running plans for the day were likely going to come to a screeching halt.  The first thing we usually do on a day like […]

A Difficult Run: An Inspirational Moment

January 7, 2011


I ran for the first time in over a week yesterday.  With less than two months to go before the next ½ marathon I was worried to find that the 3 mile run was much harder than I expected.  Just like with any workout, if you spend extended time away from running it basically feels […]