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Month: April 2015

Faux Runner … No More: From FAUX to FAB

Faux Runner … No More: From FAUX to FAB

If you have visited my blog in the past, you will have noticed the new look to the blog today. I’ve been working to develop a logo for the past few weeks and that made me think about my name, my journey and my future.  Who really is the Faux Runner?  Five and a half years ago, the Faux Runner was a couch potato who took up running “just for three months, until the race is complete and the bling is earned”,…

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Boston Marathon 2015

Boston Marathon 2015

Monday was “Marathon Monday” with Boston Marathon 2015 and thanks to the world of the interwebz, people in office cubicles in places like Atlanta were able to watch the live streaming of the race. And once the elite coverage was done, we were able to follow it through twitter, facebook and other social media.   Every marathon is inspiring. And with its huge history, the Boston Marathon is no less inspiring. The fact that you have to qualify to run the…

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The Bike and Me: How to change a Bike Wheel

The Bike and Me: How to change a Bike Wheel

I usually do a training recap on Monday and today it is slightly different. It is the tale of my bike. And me.  And our relationship. And how I learnt how to change a bike wheel. When I first met her (the minions call her “Black Beauty”), I was smitten. We’ve been together for a year and a half on an easy ride – platform pedals, and saddle closer to ground without a proper fit. This year, we decided to…

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PINspiration Wednesday: What are you making yourself

PINspiration Wednesday: What are you making yourself

It is time for PINSPIRATION WEDNESDAY!  What is PINSPIRATION WEDNESDAY? In short, you write about a motivational quote or inspirational thing that you found on Pinterest (or anywhere else!). You are encouraged to look through other pinners and pass the love. More details here. I came across this collage that someone else had pinned. It looked like it was part of an ad-campaign, of what I don’t know. The pin itself didn’t lead to anyplace on the internet, so I have no idea about the…

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Training Recap: Through Spring Break

Training Recap: Through Spring Break

This week was spring break and instead of taking the minions on a nice vacation, we ended up staying home because this usually supermom had a crazy brainfart moment and thought the break was the week before! We had no childcare either, so it was a juggling act trying to work, workout and watch the kids. Last year was much easier to workout during spring break with kids since I wasn’t working and I only had CrossFit to get to. …

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PINspiration Wednesday: The Little Engine That Could

PINspiration Wednesday: The Little Engine That Could

It is time for PINSPIRATION WEDNESDAY!  What is PINSPIRATION WEDNESDAY? In short, you write about a motivational quote or inspirational thing that you found on Pinterest (or anywhere else!). You are encouraged to look through other pinners and pass the love. More details here.    I was putting away my minions’ old books when I came across this one. And I knew it was meant for me! And you, and everyone. And so, even though this is technically not from Pinterest (it will be after…

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Bike 102: Bike Basics – Before, During and After a Ride

Bike 102: Bike Basics – Before, During and After a Ride

I’m a novice when it comes to cycling but I’m trying to learn as I go along. People are extremely helpful and have told me to ask all kinds of questions. The stumbling block to that is – I don’t know the right questions to ask. My bike is fairly new and is a well made brand and I have not had the time to face any serious issues (*crossing fingers*). So I don’t know what questions to ask other…

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