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Why Yes, I Do It For The Free Stuff

My favorite part of race weekend is... the FREE stuff! No, seriously it is. I am totally into getting all the free stuff I can jam into that frustratingly small bag at packet pick up. Traci here to remind you of all the awesome swag you are going to get in a few days!...

Why Yes, I Do It For The Free Stuff

My favorite part of race weekend is... the FREE stuff! No, seriously it is. I am totally into getting all the free stuff I can jam into that frustratingly small bag at packet pick up. Traci here to remind you of all the awesome swag you are going to get in a few days!...

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Post Race Blues

Up until this point in my column blogging for the IMT Des Moines Marathon and Half Marathon, I've focused heavily on humor of what we put ourselves through mentally and physically when training for the marathon, half marathon, 5 mile, 5k or which ever combination of...

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What Post Race May Look Like For You

For many of you, this may be your first foray into this super weird world of marathoning or halfmarathoning. You may have taken this as a personal challenge or a "bucket list" item. Some of you may have been talked into it because a friend was going to do it and...

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Gear Up!!!!

For anyone who has been around me for any period of time, you know that I LOVE running gear. Be it, hats, sunglasses, shirts, shorts, socks, shoes...I love shoes...hydration items. I love them all!!!! In today's post we're going to be talking the items from the head...

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The Running Blues

Hey, it's Traci here. Although I am not looking forward to the pain I will feel in about a month, once I have finished running two half marathons in two days, I can't pretend like the day or two after a running event is the only pain runners feel. Enter: The Runners...

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Embrace the Suck…

So the saying has been around for a while, but it's always one of those that you think about when you see it on a shirt or something similar but in the heat of the sucky runs, you don't truly appreciate it. Yesterday, I had the fortune of representing Fitness Sports...

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The Thoughts Running Through My Mind

It's Traci here. So I've been running a lot more lately. A lot more. This means that my mind is also running (pun intended) a lot more too. ...Before I run in the morning… Did my alarm really just go off already… Regretting that second glass of wine last night. If I...

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Highway to the TAPER ZONE!!!!!!

If you've been running long enough, you know what the sign above is referencing. You're training is going well. You have down what your hydration, nutrition, cute shoe and clothing strategy for every possible weather condition. Your 2018 John Stamos calendar is...

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Staying on your training plan

Hey, it's Traci of @MamaGottaRun. Now that we have a few bloggers on here I thought I'd let you know who you were talking with. So here we go... Whether you are running your first 5K or your 10th full marathon one thing most runners can agree on is the importance of...

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