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How to Set New Goals and Achieve Them as Life Changes

In a perfect world, we would be able to continue improving our whole lives. Not just in running, but in everything; our personal development, our relationships, our compassion and love. All of it. Except life doesn’t happen that way, and actually, we probably wouldn’t want it to even if we DID have the choice, as…
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Second Trimester Update (18 Weeks)

When you are in the first trimester of pregnancy, time feels like it is moving so slowly. You so desperately want to get to part where you are in the safe zone, where your baby is mostly secure and you can breathe deep. You are also acutely aware the second trimester is “the good part”,…
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Strength Training for Runners: Are You Wasting Your Time?

By now, most runners are aware that strength training (resistance training, lifting, “core work”) is going to make it much more likely that you will be able to stay injury free. Most runners also know that following a strength training for runners plan is going to help you run more efficiently, meaning your running technique…
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First Trimester Pregnancy Update (Already 13 Weeks!)

If you had asked me 6 weeks ago how my first trimester was going, I would have probably replied with “ugh”. If you made the comment, don’t worry, you will only feel sick for another 6 weeks, as it eases up for most people after 12, I probably would have given you dagger eyes. 6…
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My Ultimate Runner Guide For How to Get Your Period Back

UPDATE: Since writing this article, I have taken EVERYTHING I learned in my journey to get my period back, and wrote a book on the topic, so you have everything I know about amenorrhea in one place. This book is written for runners who have lost their period, but regardless of what sport you do,…
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What’s the Future Look Like for Running for Real?

I have had quite a few emails of congrats about the pregnancy, and although i haven’t got back to all of you yet, I will, but I have not been so good about getting back to the rest of social media, I truly apologize about that, but as you can imagine, things have been a…
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Um….I’M PREGNANT!

I know. I can barely believe it myself. I can barely believe I am typing it, but yes, I am pregnant, 8 weeks pregnant. Let me just tell you, it has been SO hard not saying anything, especially with what I am about to tell you. But first, as this is probably the biggest news…
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Athletic Amenorrhea: How Does Running Affect Your Period?

UPDATE: Since writing this article, I have taken EVERYTHING I learned in my journey to get my period back, and wrote a book on the topic, so you have everything I know about amenorrhea in one place. This book is written for runners who have lost their period, but regardless of what sport you do,…
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12 Ways to Deal With Injury Depression

For many runners all over the US (and potentially the world), the Boston marathon is the pinnacle of their racing lives. Hitting a BQ is the ultimate goal. Although I have not raced the Boston Marathon (edit: I have now ran the Boston Marathon 🙂 ), when I achieved my number one running goal of…
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#Perspective

Hallo! Did you miss me last week? Felt kinda weird not having blog posts, but I am planning something very exciting, and if you emailed me last week, you will know more about what that is. Otherwise, you might have to wait until my blog is completely redesigned and ready for launch. If you have…
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When Your Indulging Wreaks Havoc

Who doesn’t like to indulge after a hard race?? Yeah everyone does. I mean you have accomplished something great just by completing the training and taking that first step onto the starting line, you deserve it. Here were some of my feelings about maybe indulging for a little TOO long after a race. And the…
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How Do You Make a Vision Board?

The new year is here and we are almost halfway through the month of January, but I think this is still a valuable exercise, and like my good friend Josh Trent said when I interviewed him, we should be focusing on habit change, not just New Years Resolutions. For that reason, you can do this…
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Amsterdam (European Championships) Here We Come!

Steve and I head to Amsterdam tomorrow, and I am excited to see what the Netherlands has to offer. Well….enjoy the view from my hotel room for most of it as I rest up and prepare for the race a few days later 😉 I will save the exploring for afterwards. On Sunday the 10th of…
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Friday Favorites: Thrive Market

I have always been someone who enjoyed putting the time in to create my own food. This blog started off as a blog to document my sugary filled dessert recipes, but I still enjoyed making them myself! The blog eventually transitioned into making my own dinners, and now I make almost everything myself. However, the…
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Friday Favorites: Books for Summer Reading

I have never been a huge books person. As much as I try to get myself into it, I tend to go through waves. I will love reading for a while, feel like I can’t get enough of books, buy about 30 books within the space of a few weeks, and then not long after,…
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An Elite Runner Guide to Runner Christmas Gifts

UPDATE: this blog post is a few years old, but I have links to all the products I am loving and have discount codes to pass along to you, click here to check that out. Never thought I would be the kind of runner to do one of these gift guides, but I have had…
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Life as an Elite Athlete at Zap Fitness

Often when I meet people who find out I am an elite runner, they are shocked to find out that I have a full time job, and I train alone. This is not exactly ideal for someone who is trying to turn their body into the most efficient machine it can be. Last week, I…
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The Best Day of Our Lives- Wedding Ceremony and Reception

Here we are! The day of the wedding, the moment I had waited for since being a little girl playing with a barbie doll. This was my moment, and I was going to take it in as much as possibly could. If you have not read the previous posts, STOP right NOW! Read about the morning…
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Day in the Life of a Working Elite Runner

Today, I would like to actually share a day in the life of post, and I am going to do it as part of a What I Ate Wednesday (thanks Jenn) post, as obviously being a former elite runner who covered 70-90 miles a week means that you consume a lot of food! I decided…
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