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Month: May 2017

Running in High Humidity – How To

Running in High Humidity – How To

It is already starting to get humid and hot in Atlanta and in various parts of the country (except Colorado. Where it snowed last week. In MAY!). One of the things that many athletes do to avoid the summer heat is to change their running schedule so they run early in the morning or later in the evening when the sun goes down. Running around with kids and activities and dinner, I find it really really difficult to do any…

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Cheering for Mom

Cheering for Mom

I believe that my transformation from couch potato to (faux)runner started after my kids were born. Initially, while battling mild post partum depression, I stepped out for “some air” while Mr. FauxRunner would run with the minions in a jogging stroller. Oh, how I hated that walking from my front door to the neighborhood entrance!! But slowly it turned into the quest for bigger bolder things; and when the minions were little, I viewed running as literally running away for…

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Stop saying “I could never run that fast”

Stop saying “I could never run that fast”

As a slower runner, I’ve heard (and read on social media) plenty of comments about pace. Not my pace specifically, but any pace that is considered slow; slow being relative. I get aggravated with some, I ignore most of such comments. But this post is about the other side of the running pace conversation – not the fast commenting on the slow, but vice versa. Recently, I was having a conversation with a runner colleague that I’ve become good friends with and…

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Joy’s Great Southern Endurance Run 100 Miles

Joy’s Great Southern Endurance Run 100 Miles

Joy, my 5 @ 5 buddy took on an incredible feat of running 100 miles at the Great Southern Endurance Run. Apart from the challenge of the distance, there was extreme heat (it hit 92F on Saturday) and running on concrete with heat radiating off it. She wasn’t able to keep anything down and still kept moving powered by sips of slushies. I don’t have words to describe her feat, except that I am honored she asked me to run…

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