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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We Rise By Lifting Others

It was after listening to Run to the Top's latest Podcast called "What Makes you a "Real" Runner" an interview with Jill Angie, who hosts her own Podcast called "Not Your Average Runner" - Jill said something that inspired this week's post.  She got done telling a story about how she used to train in …

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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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No Meat, No Problem – Sweet Potato + Brussel Sprout Hash with Poached Egg + Thyme Hollandaise Sauce

So as the weekend comes to a close and reality of another Monday is staring you in the face, why not have something to look forward to on Monday night when you get home, throw on your yoga or sweatpants and wrestle with the idea of dinner? Enter this unsuspecting meatless option filled with color, …

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Physical Therapy + Office = Time Saver

Multitasking - how many people see this word and think "hmmmm what exactly is that?" or (the more likely response in my case) "god please not again..." When life/work/hobbies/errands/spouses/children/friends/colleagues/your body/the world come calling all at once, sometimes squeezing in a few of your laundry list of items is not just wise but, frankly, a necessity... …

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