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Group Runs- Don’t fear the invite!

If there’s anything that strikes more fear in me than the word marathon it’s the words,  “Group Run”. Every week Facebook notifies me that a group of women that I really look up to are meeting in a really cool location for a group run. These are women that crush goals daily. They eat miles…
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Weeks 2 and 3 Winter Warrior Summary

Weeks 2 and 3 of the Winter Warrior have left me tired, sore, discouraged and questioning my sanity. Yup. All that. Winter Warrior has some awesome characteristics and some that are not so cool.  Overall, I love the premise. For example, it forces me to get outside in the crappiest part of the year. While…
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What to get your new runner for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just under a month away! Whether you think Valentine’s Day is a total farce but know your loved one is all in on Valentine’s Day or you simply want to change up your gift from the normal chocolates and flowers, here are some ideas to get you started shopping for that favorite…
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7 Things New Runners Should Know to Run Safely

  Running is a rewarding sport but getting started can be daunting. If you are just starting out there are a few things that you should know about running safely on the roads: Dress to be visible!  Wear bright, reflective colors. Avoid the every stylish black. While it may look awesome, it decreases your visibility.…
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7 Day Summary

Yesterday marked the seventh day of the 2018 Winter Warrior Challenge.  I have continued to meet my goal of 5 miles per day. Let me tell you, it ain’t easy. I spend a large portion of my wogs trying to convince myself that Gold status is worth it. The wind and single digit weather is…
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5 things I learned today

1. Snow boots are not made for walking. My arches are killing me. I opted for snow boots as the snow was almost to my knees and I was afraid my sneakers would freeze. 2. Friends make the miles go faster. I knew this but today’s drudge fest through the snow confirmed this. My two…
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This is what makes warriors

This week. This is what defines a winter warrior. Sub zero and single digits temps. Almost two feet of snow. Kids home from school. Husband is working nights. Yup. My goals for the Winter Warrior Challenge is to hit 5 miles per day. For the first 2 days it was easy. It was cold, bitterly…
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When the weather gets the best of you

As a family of four who loves to ski, we were very excited to ski this week, even if it meant braving the Christmas break crowds. We set our expectations on the lower end; acknowledging that the lodge and lift  lines would be crowded. As far as mountians go, we considered Killington our home mountain.…
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Planning has begun

One of my passion project is the Griswold Sunflower Race. Yesterday my co director Jay and I went on our local radio station to promote it. Want to listen? Part one: https://goo.gl/K1kyWA Part two: https://goo.gl/sTm2Ji 2017 was an amazing year for our race and we are so excited to get started for 2018.

Long run 

I am procratinating a lot this  morning. 8 miles is going to take me a while as I am slow but it will happen.  Because I will be out there for a while..here is some stuff I need. Hat ✔Sunscreen ✔ water belt ✔ energy gel for the mid point rehydrate for when I get…
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