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Top Gifts for the Runner {in your life}

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Finding the best holiday gifts for your runner friends can be stressful but it doesn't have to be!    I have a few of my favorite items that you can definitely get for your runner friend and now that they will love them!   
ProCompression 
Get ready is RIGHT!    December 1st, the Ugly Sweater Remix will be ready to go on the ProCompression site.    This is one hot ticket item that will surely make your runner happy and your own legs happy too!  I mean, how cute are they?  

But if the Ugly Sweater isn't for you, check out what ProCompression has to offer!  They have lows, no shows,  mid's, dress socks, casual socks, calf sleeves, and marathon socks.  There are so many choices that surely you'll find something you have to have!   And you don't even have to be a runner to love ProCompression.   I wear mine all the time under my boots at school!   If my feet are happy, I'm happy.  



If the Ugly Sweater sock isn't your cup of tea, try out the new William Tucker socks…

5 reasons why you should run a marathon for FUN!

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Marathon?  Fun?   Why, yes.  It IS possible.    


I've run 8 marathons.  Now that doesn't make me a pro by any stretch of the imagination.  However, overtime I've run a marathon I've had a goal in mind.   *Complete my first marathon*  *sub4hours* *PR* but it's taken me a long time to come to the place where I run a marathon for fun.  And you know what?  I freaking LOVED it!   



1.   No pressure. Leave your Garmin at home and while your at it, leave your music at home too.  That way you can experience everything the marathon has to offer.  Time doesn't matter in this case.  Completion and FUN matter most.  




2.   Smiles.   When you're in it for fun, it's easy to smile the entire way.  I felt like I had a smile plastered on my face for the entire 26.2 miles at NYCM.  



3.   Take in the sights.    If you're choosing a marathon for fun, I'm pretty sure you'll choose one that is exciting.    You know, like NYCM?    



4.   Jump Joy!  You know the feeling …

Gasping Gobbler 5k recap

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I enjoy local races.  I really do.  But for some reason, I had the hardest time going to this 5k.   It's only 3.1 miles.  Seriously!  I just ran a marathon.  I should be excited about shorter distance.  I should!  But the thought of a 5k scares the crap out of me.   Especially this one, I haven't run it for 4 years since I earned myself a massive a PR there.  I needed to run this 5k to get over my fear of 5ks.  



I wasn't going to go.  I had about 20 excuses why I shouldn't.  But Coach Amy put it on my plan. So I went.   I changed my outfit about 10 times Thursday morning and then second guessed my choice about 50 times, so I packed a bag with options.  For a 5k!   I'm losing it.  I really am.  

It was about 27 degrees when I left the house, and I'm not a huge fan of running in the cold.  But I need to get over that!  But then I met up with the fabulous KVC running group.  A group I'm still new to.  But everything started to feel way better!    Lila and I de…

Finally! My NYCM Recap

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One of the longest days of my life has definitely become one of my favorite experiences.  Two weeks later, I'm still thrilled to have completed the New York City Marathon.   My 8th marathon.



From the day I interviewed to be part of the Miles for Miracles Team, my NYCM experience was always going to be a fun marathon.  I never intended it to be a PR race.    And I believe I completely lived up to my expectations.   This marathon was by far, my most favorite marathon.   


Marathon morning started out at 3am with a surprise time-of-the-month call (a week early), which sent me almost into freakout mode.  A quick google map search revealed there was a 24-hr CVS 0.2 miles from the apartment.  Very freaked out, I grabbed my pepper spray and credit card and sprinted there and back.  After that, there was no going back to sleep, so I got myself ready, ate my oatmeal with pb and maple syrup and stretched.   


Just after 5, I received a notification that my Uber driver was enroute, so I headed d…

WhistleFit -review+giveaway-

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Disclaimer: I was provided a Whistle pet tracker for review and giveaway purposes thanks to my ambassadorship with Fit Approach and Sweat Pink!  I was not compensated in any other way.


As you know, I have two pups in my life.  My runner pup, Pepper, and my playful, curious, Mallie.   Pepper is 8 years old, stubborn, but doesn't really go off too far.  




Mallie, on the other hand, will explore the entire area.  We live on a back road, but people drive rather fast on my road and I don't want Mallie exploring that much!  



So when I was sent the Whistle GPS Pet Tracker to try out, I had to decide which pup to would try it out..... and I chose Mallie.     This device is actually a GPS that attaches to your dog's existing collar that tracks your pup's location and activity levels, all from your phone.  




From the app on your phone, you can decide how big you want your "circle" to be, which is the allowable area where you want your pup to roam.  When your pup leaves this …