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Race Recap: Couples who run together, stay together too

Traci here, and what an incredible weekend. As many of you know, it's hard to know what to expect in a race. We train, and train, and train some more. We plan what to wear, what to eat, and how much to sleep the night before. We have running rituals that start the...

Thank you Des Moines

And just like that, I am once again a marathoner!!!! I want to start off this post by thanking the IMT Des Moines Marathon organizers, volunteers, and spectators for another amazing year. You guys are all the true champions of making this an amazing experience for so...

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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!...

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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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