Get Up and Go Already!

Sometimes you just have to put yourself out there and see what happens. ...tell that to my deltoids circa 10am EST tomorrow morning (no doubt I'll be feeling muscles I haven't felt in years)... In the spirit of the new year, new outlook on running, and frankly an attempt to get out of the cold, …

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Resolutions Are Crap

The week after the holiday indulgence and just before the dawn of a new year is an awkward purgatory for those who have that guilty little voice in their heads scolding them for a year plagued by work demands, too many sugary snacks and not enough exercise, right? Enter the New Years Resolution and the …

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Swimming with Sharks (…and wet suits)

In the words of the great Dory from Disney's Finding Nemo - "When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming." ...and with my first triathlon now 7 days away, I've been doing just that (and more) On Sunday July 22 in South Portland, Maine, I'll be participating in Maine …

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Etiquette Edification

It' been 547 days since my first "official" road race (wahoo!) - I can still remember the chilly December morning in my hometown - surrounded by my family, cheering squad and wearing more layers than depicted in the infamous Christmas Story movie's red snowsuit.  I stood at the starting line - the same place where …

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Racing for a Cau$e

As a finance and statistics nerd, who also happens to be training for a charity Triathlon event and on the brink of kicking off my fundraising efforts, I started wondering just how extensive the charity race world really was - here are some statistics for you fellow race nerds (from Running in the USA -2016 …

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Sticks + Stones – Bumps, Bruises and Blisters Don’t Stand a Chance

“Scars. A sign that you had been hurt. A sign that you had healed.” ― Benjamin Alire Sáenz How many times do you hop out of the shower and overlook those stubborn signs of persistence and perseverance? ...your scars Now, as a child I can admit to a number of so-called "not-so-intelligent" experiences that yielded some …

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Twinkle Toes + Tips

So I am now approaching the 3-month anniversary with my Garmin Fenix 5s (link to the watch here) and being the finance nerd that I am deep down inside, I've spent a number of hours downloading and analyzing my running data, steps, heart rate and even my stress rate.  Needless to say, the data points …

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…if you don’t succeed, tri and tri again

With the Spring on the horizon (humor me - yes I know here in the Northeast that means a solid 1.5 months), it was time to start buckling down on the next step in this year's fitness journey. After deciding to give the marathon a second try, I decided that my appetite for challenge was …

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