Author Archives: Smug Runner

Warriors, Indeed

Despite 95 degree heat, and squeezing in a 13 miler prior to work the day before, I had a fab time at the Warrior Dash!  I was nervous about injuring myself & trashing my marathon training, but the obstacles were all pretty … Continue reading

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Rest Easy

Just over five weeks into my training for the Chicago Marathon, my body is starting to gently remind me that marathon training does, in fact, take a lot out of you.  Coming off a 5K PR (24:36!) and a relaxed, … Continue reading

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This Runner Eats, vol 2

In addition to the lovely racing weather @ RTP, another huge running variable came through for me big time that day: my nutrition plan.  I will preface this by saying that I made the mother of all no-nos that day–I tried … Continue reading

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We Rocked the Parkway

Six months ago my sister Meghan announced she would like to run a 10K.  Knowing she could do more, I challenged her to join me on the next 13.1…and told her I’d buy her a new pair of running capris … Continue reading

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Hit a weight loss plateau?

Trying to shake those last few pounds is frustrating business.  No other way to put it. This week, I am honored to be featured as a guest blogger (woot woot!) on Diets in Review.com and to share my experience with hitting the weight-loss wall.  Head … Continue reading

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Running Down a Dream

Until yesterday, I had never brought an iPod along on a race.  I know there are strong opinions on both sides of the issue, but I’m of the thinking that it’s personal preference.  Tune in or tune out, I don’t … Continue reading

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This Runner Eats

I love playing around with nutrition to find just the right thing to fuel my run.  Here are a couple of my  faves: The night before: My current obsession?  Quinoa.  Or, as my sister’s family calls it, Keen-Wow.  Wow indeed. … Continue reading

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