Transform Your Life — 14 Amazing Results Running Can Bring You Now

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When I was growing up, the worst day of gym class was the day that we would have to run the mile. I absolutely dreaded it. A mile seemed to be forever. And I hated being one of the last people to finish running it — if I even finished it running. I remember walking. A lot.

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Healthy Eating — Why Is The Struggle So Real?

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Hi, my name is Jordan… *hi Jordan* and I’m a yo-yo dieter.

At this point in my life, it feels like I was born on a diet. Right now, I am struggling. I am making poor nutrition choices. I know that I should pick the carrot sticks in the fridge instead of the chips in the cabinet, but I just do not seem to have to will-power anymore to do it. What I need to do is get my healthy eating back on track.

Nutrients: What Your Body Needs When You Are Hungry

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Springing Ahead To May — More Goals and Future Ambitions

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Once again, April was a fast month (Which one isn’t, right? And when did that happen?? I feel like as a child the days and weeks draaaaggggeeeddd on. Now, they fly by before you even realize that they started.) but it is time to start thinking about May goals!

 

Time doesn’t stop. And neither will I! I am constantly striving to improve myself –to become a better person, wife, and runner. And I truly believe that running helps me accomplish my first two objectives.

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Not Every Run Is A Triumphant One

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Today was a no good, very bad day. Work was crazy. I burned myself cooking dinner. And don’t even get me started on my run. Tonight’s run was supposed to be a 4 mile run with negative splits. Instead, it was a 3 mile run in which I felt like I was going to die the ENTIRE time. 

Have you ever had a run like that? 

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Keep Treadmill Dread Away — How To Make Your Inside Runs Interesting

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Running on the treadmill can be a great way to reach your goals. The treadmill allows you to run inside when the weather is nasty and it makes you keep a steady pace during your workout. But after a while, the treadmill can turn into the…

DREADMILL

Boredom sets in, the whining of the machine below your feet grates on your ears, and before you know it, you want to hop off before your first mile is complete. Check out these tips to keep your next treadmill workout interesting!

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Run A Faster 10K – Here’s My Plan To Reach That Goal and How You Can Too!

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“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable” — I heard Jillian Michaels calmly say as sweat poured down my face and every muscle in my body quivered holding the pretzel-like pose she had instructed us to get into. “I’ve never been more comfortable, Jillian” I muttered sarcastically back at the TV screen. And although at that exact moment I believed it was a terrible idea, her sentiment stuck with me. There is no improvement without discomfort. Challenging yourself is the best way to get better and accomplish the goal you set for yourself. Therefore, I am pushing myself to run a 10k (6.2 miles) in less than an hour.  Continue reading

Spring Showers Bring April Goals!

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I’ve said this before but where did this month go? I can’t believe it’s April! April means spring in Wisconsin. It marks the return of longer days, warmer weather, and outdoor activities! It also means that I am another year older today. A friend mentioned the other day that women peak in running performance around 28 years old. I intend to do just that with the help of my April Goals!

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Gym Bag Goodies: What You Need To Get To Get You Going

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Let’s face it. Our lives aren’t slowing down. Work, home, school, and family are pulling at us in all directions. If we manage to sneak in a quick workout we also have to plan for the time is takes to freshen up after the workout — especially us women with a whole lotta hair! Showering, washing, drying, styling hair, re-applying make-up can feel like another additional workout (not to mention the acrobatics it takes to preform some of those tasks)!

Save Time — Keep These Essentials Ready To Go!

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What To Eat When You Can Not Eat One More Salad

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Mama always said to “Eat Your Veggies!” but what are you to do when you can’t choke down one more stinking’ salad?

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Arizona Wrap-Up

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After spending the night in Flagstaff, we were out on the road bright and early heading for Meteor Crater. Although we weren’t heading there at 26,000 miles an hour (that’s as fast as the meteorite that hit this spot) we got there just in time for them to open — in fact, we were the only people on the first rim tour of the day. This place was fascinating! It is the most well preserved meteor crater impact site on the Earth. More than a mile across and roughly 550 feet deep, this is the exact spot a meteorite impacted the Earth roughly around 50,000 years ago! So, where’s the meteorite?

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