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The Runner’s Art of Listening to Your Body

So I mentioned last week that Erica and I would be heading up to Vermont to run the Mad Marathon in Waitsfield. You may also recall that I didn’t feel all that ready for this particular marathon. My last long run was during the Dark Side races back in April and between dealing with depression

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Race Review: Astin Farms Strawberry Distance Challenge

Last weekend I returned to Plant City for the Annual Strawberry Distance Challenge presented by Astin Farms. This is my third year taking part in the event and it’s one of my favorites to take part in. With the run taking place in early February, it’s at a great point to get my head back

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Packing For Your runDisney Weekend

I’ve been a bit spoiled for my Run Disney “away” races as I call them. I’m based right in Orlando so getting to the Walt Disney World races is a matter of getting out of my own bed, in my own home and driving down the street. For Disneyland it’s a bit more complicated but

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Dopey Weekend: Surviving the Run Disney Expo

I’ve been told that the title of this post is a bit extreme but that was coming from someone who has never been to a Run Disney Expo before. Recalling my experience from the Inaugural Dark Side Weekend, it’s pretty much the hunger games depending on your approach to the experience. My first ever Expo

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Race Review: Spring Hill Marathon Mania (Half Marathon)

I definitely got some weird looks when I told my friends that on New Year’s Day I would be running a half marathon. They knew what this meant. It meant that I wouldn’t be doing much of anything on New Year’s Eve. I would work in the afternoon, have an early dinner and be in

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Starting to Feel a Bit Dopey

One week from today I’ll have completed the first of four races in the Dopey Challenge. I’ll be on my way to dinner with Erica to fuel up for the 10k after a long day in Magic Kingdom. Erica asked me the other day how I was feeling as we get closer to Dopey. I

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Running Crazy: Pre-Race Eating

I’m often asked about how I eat leading up to a race. After two years of running I have found a system that works for me. It’s important to point out that what works for me isn’t going to work for everyone out there. Our bodies are all different and it’s important to listen to

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Running Crazy: Chicago Marathon- Take 2

If you happen to be friends with or follow a runner on social media, you know that Tuesday was kind of like Christmas for runners. The Chicago Marathon announced the results of their runner lottery and a select 40,000 people were made very happy. Now, I have mentioned a couple times now that I am

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