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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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What makes brands pick you to be their ambassador?

What makes brands pick you to be their ambassador?

Recently, Coeur Sports announced their team for 2017. For those of you not of the triathlon world, Coeur is a very popular triathlon clothing brand with the hashtag #NoAngryKitty. There was there was a lot of hurt in one of the facebook groups that I’m part of. I saw the exact same hurt when InkNBurn (the athletic clothing that has art as print – like the one I’m wearing in my profile picture on the right sidebar) ambassadors were picked. Athletes were miffed that they…

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Why I loved Hiking the Appalachian Approach Trail

Why I loved Hiking the Appalachian Approach Trail

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Keroac I’ve been very fortunate to live in Atlanta with very close access to some beautiful places. They may not have the dramatic breathlessness of the other popular nature spots in the country, but still leaves your heart filled with happiness and takes away all the care in the world.  This weekend, I had a chance to…

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Friday Five: Fictional Characters I want to Train With

Friday Five: Fictional Characters I want to Train With

When it comes to running with people, some runners are social and love company while some runners closely guard their run time as their alone time. I fall into the former category most of the time, and run alone only when I have a specific training workout to do that I need complete focus on (mainly because I talk when I run and talking messes up pacing). I’ve been very fortunate to have some great running friends and mentors who’ve…

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What’s in 2016?

What’s in 2016?

December and January are times for looking back and setting goals and resolutions. I love reading how the past year has treated people. And what they plan to tackle in the next year. 2016 is a big year for me personally – I turn 4.0 in September and it’s also our 15th anniversary in October.   Races and Places March 5th – Chattahoochee 10k March 20th – Georgia Publix Half Marathon April 24th – London Marathon. The BIG one for the…

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Consistency in Training: A Tale of Two Runs

Consistency in Training: A Tale of Two Runs

About the end of August, I had a 2.5 hour run. It wasn’t the first long run I’d done, but it was to be my first long run without walk breaks. The evening before the run, I was a partial mess. I was so nervous about having to run straight out. And I kept going back and forth with what if I couldn’t run it all (without walk breaks), and what if .. and what if …  Today, I had the same…

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It’s not what the body looks like, It’s what the body can do for you

It’s not what the body looks like, It’s what the body can do for you

Sometimes I am reminded that, no matter how much I protest, I am now a special brand of crazy called an (faux)athlete. This was one such occasion. On Tuesday night, the Biggest Loser finale results was on a lot of people’s feed, especially in the fitness social media. A former swimming champion, Rachel won the $250K prize money by losing the most body percentage fat of all the remaining contestants. Yay! Except, she apparently looked “too thin”. (I say apparently,…

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