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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...

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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I’ve got a secret…

I have a secret. I hope you all can keep it... I like to run...there is no way of getting past that fact...that's not the secret....I will also not hide behind the fact that I've put a lot of miles on my body. The one comment that drives me nuts the most when people...

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Don’t miss out: 1 weekend, 2 races, 3 medals

When I first ran the I-35 Challenge a few years ago, it was incredible. The chance to run two races in one weekend? Heck ya! I live in Kansas City and love Des Moines so these two races were the perfect fit for me. Training for two halfs in one weekend is tricky, but...

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The Runner’s Selfie

You've all seen it. Maybe you watched it happen as you rode by on your bike or drove by in your car. Maybe you almost tripped over a runner who stopped dead in his tracks in front of you to do it. Or maybe, if you are just brave enough to admit it, maybe you have even...

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GET AWAY FROM ME “BLAH”!!!!!!

We've all been there. Our training block for our goal race is going REALLY well. You've been getting up for those 6am runs. You've been really happy with your shoe choice. You're getting tan. You're shedding some of the winter fur that's been hanging around. Your...

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Summer Heat Has Arrived

IT IS HOT OUT THERE. Did I put that in all caps? YES I DID. Today around 2 p.m. in Kansas City it was 104 degrees according to my car thermostat. Granted, I usually find that the car thermometer runs a little high... but 104 degrees? Are you kidding me? It is still...

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Motivation needed? Then you HAVE to read this!

I have to tell you that motivation is often what holds me back as a runner. I will be the first to admit that if I take too long of a break from running, or I don't run on a regular schedule, my motivation dwindles. I do have a few tactics that always get me back on...

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