Health And Wellness, Healthy, Inspiration, Running

Let’s Have A Heart To Heart…

February is the month of hearts. Candy conversations, chocolate-filled, on card covers, they are simply everywhere! It’s Valentine’s Day after all. But have you thought about your own heart lately?  February is also American Heart Month – and as a cardiac nurse, it’s a topic that’s close to my, well, heart.  Most people are pretty familiar with the “typical” symptoms…

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Health And Wellness, Healthy, Life, Weight Loss

Running On Empty

About three years ago, I walked out of my doctor’s office stunned. What I believed to be a normal check-up was anything but. However, the diagnosis I received explained A LOT about what I had been experiencing. I was freezing all the time. My body ached and my hair was falling out. I was gaining weight even if I was…

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Goals, Inspiration, Races, Running

Hot Cider Hustle Half-Marathon

Yesterday was my last half-marathon of the year: The Hot Cider Hustle in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I couldn’t have asked for better conditions considering it is October — in Wisconsin. It was cool and crisp at start time but sunny and calm. The perfect way to start a long run! But even so, I found myself nervous for this run.…

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Races, Running, Training Plans

To Taper Or Not To Taper

You have just put in endless weeks of training for your half-marathon or marathon. Each week, your mileage increased. You are feeling healthy, strong, and confident. You glance at your training schedule two weeks out, but wait… That can’t be right. You are ONLY running how many miles?  You have reached the TAPER period of your training. And as counter-intuitive…

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