Posts tagged running
Marathon Training Taper Week Tips: Slowing Down & Trusting the Process

It’s been two months since I crossed the finish line of my first marathon, so I thought it was only appropriate to finally share my taper week tips with you all! And if you’re wondering what’s next in the running/fitness realm of my life, don’t worry, there’s a post coming on

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My Wellness Identity Crisis: How I Finally Realized It's (more than) Okay to Have Diverse Passions

I shared on my Instagram story yesterday how frustrated I’ve been with the new(ish) Instagram algorithm. If you aren’t a blogger or business on Instagram, hyper-focused on growing a brand and getting your message out, you may not have given it much notice, but for us creatives, it’s a big deal.

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Conquering 26.2: An Inside Look at My First Marathon Experience

My first marathon – Amazing. Painful. Life-changing. Testing. Incredible. Emotional. Difficult as hell. As I sat down to get out all of my feelings and thoughts about running my first marathon this past weekend, there were almost too many words to even start writing.

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Tapering Begins: Cutting Back Mileage, Being Patient and Trusting my Body

I honestly cannot believe I’ve reached this point in marathon training. I would think about this moment. Of hitting my longest mileage and then knowing all that lie ahead was a month of preparing in a different way. Of tapering down. Of pulling back. Of trying not to go crazy.

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In it For the Long Run: My 10 Long Run Must Haves

It's crazy to think that in a little over two months I'll be running my first marathon. I've always known this was something I would do, but it always seemed somewhat like an elusive goal. A goal I knew I would reach someday, but I never imagined that day would be so SOON.

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Run the Mile You're In (Even During the Longest Runs)

As I begin training for the Portland marathon, I’ve had so many different thoughts and emotions. I feel a constant buzz of excitement running through my body, but every once in a while, I feel the biggest wave of nervousness. 

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The Ins and Outs of Working Out On Vacation

As far as I can remember, family vacations have always been extremely active. I know a lot of people think of lounging around when they think of vacation, but my family just doesn't roll that way (and thank God for that!). I love working out on vacation because it makes me feel GOOD, not because I feel like I have to.

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Training for Life: Creating Long-Term Healthy Habits

I’ve gotten the same question twice now from people who see me in the gym: “What are you training for?” My answer? Life. Yes, sometimes I actually am training for a half marathon, but at this point in my life I don’t have to train too strictly for one of those.

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5 Things I've Learned From Blogging for One Year

Today calls for a celebration because BLONDE GONE CLEAN HAS BEEN ROCKIN’ IT FOR ONE YEAR! I can hardly believe I’ve been blogging for an entire year because it FLEW BY, but at the same time I feel like this blog has been in my life forever.

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New Goals, New Focus, New Happiness

Now that the half marathon is over, I’ve kind of re-centered myself: my goals, my schedule, my fitness focus, etc. And I truly believe there’s nothing like new goals to get you more motivated and excited than ever.

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Third Half Marathon in the Books // Why I Run

My whole body hurt when I woke up this morning and my first thought was “OH GOD WHAT HAPPENED TO ME?!” Then I remembered that, not only did I run 13.1 miles yesterday, but I managed to fall flat on the cement at mile 3 while doing so.

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Cross-Training: How Not Running Can Make You a Better Runner

“Cross-train” is one of those phrases that gets thrown around constantly in the running and fitness world. But have you ever wondered what exactly that phrase means? Or what exactly the point of cross-training is?

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Fitting in Fitness in Ireland

I truly don’t think health is something to take a vacation from; it’s a lifestyle and should go with you everywhere. But, with that said, there’s no need to spend hours slaving away in the hotel gym when you could be exploring a new city.

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