Three Goals for Runners

First-timers often worry about pace. In your first race, you should not care. You're going to set a Personal Record (PR) whatever you do. — Hal Higdon (@higdonmarathon) September 19, 2013 My first half marathon (the Athens Half) is one week away! For the past 11 weeks I have followed a training plan adapted from Hal…

No excuses. #safit in August

It used to be really easy to prioritize anything and everything BUT exercise. In the past, when life got busy, exercise was the first thing to go. Since starting graduate school running has provided “me-time” and proved something I wanted to keep on my calendar. August is a crazy month for many professions, including student…

Running Quotes

It’s important to remember that each footstrike carries you forward not backward. And every time you put on your running shoes you are different in some way than you were the day before. – John Bingham (Source: Runners World Motivational Quotes ) Sometimes, on good and bad days, I search “running” on Pinterest to find quotes for…

Orientation Programs and Running

I knew the long hours of orientation would challenge my running schedule this summer. My Nike+ data shows it too: 56.9 miles in June compared to 76.8 miles in May. As a runner, I was feeling down about the missed days, missed miles, missed personal reflection time, missed exercise, and so-on. Running a race on…

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