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Month: December 2016

Make New Year Resolutioners feel welcome

Make New Year Resolutioners feel welcome

It’s a new year and time for new ideas, new starts and new goals (or reviving the old ones). When I looked at the top resolutions for the past 6 years at Neilson, Getting Fit, lose weight, eat healthy and other similar fitness goals was a firm top candidate (along with get organized, spend more time with family, spend less save more and enjoy life to the fullest). So the fitness places, especially gyms, are filled with who are called New Year Resolutioners. …

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Christmas Eve Run aka My “Runniversary” Run

Christmas Eve Run aka My “Runniversary” Run

It is hard to imagine that it was only 7 short years ago that I took my first running steps. 7 years ago, I was nervous about it, I thought I was going to die while running and I hated it when I finished the run. I used to run alone with my eyes firmly on the ground and not looking up to anyone crossing, and I’d be dressed in all cotton T and baggy cotton capris, preferably black or…

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Looking back at 2016

Looking back at 2016

While 2015 was all about an amazing year of races and goals and self growth, Looking back at 2016 was much more mellow. The whole year was around one big race rather than my usual sprinkling of races. Miss. FauxRunner made her racing debut – both in running and triathlon. And I took back seat as mom and coach. Since I voluntarily gave up on my season after April and the London Marathon and I took a long extended break, there are no…

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Weekly Training Recap – 12/18

Weekly Training Recap – 12/18

After months and months and months (7 months to be precise) of not having any weekend training recap, I’m back to writing about my training. After the long hiatus from anything more than 60 minutes of workout and not following any kind of plan, I’ve finally started back on structured focused training. What am I starting to train for? Well, … that needs to wait for another post towards the end of the year or the beginning of next year….

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7 Gifts for Triathletes under $50

7 Gifts for Triathletes under $50

These few weeks before the holidays are some of the best days to shop for toys aka gear and stuff. If you are shopping for a very close family member (or yourself), then a big ticket item is great. But if the gift is for a friend and you are constricted by budget, then some of these suggestions for gifts for triathletes under $50 might give you great ideas.    The Swim Bundle How about some goggles, swim caps, and…

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