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A Lesson from Guiding

I’ve been told that I am inspirational person. Someone that motivates others. Someone with so much energy and positivity that when people are around me that can’t help but to feel it too. Becoming a guide through Run Like a Girl at our RLAG adventure retreats has been an absolute dream come true. To be able to share my passions …

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My Brother’s Biggest Journey

Some of you know nothing about it, some of you know a little bit about it, some of you know a lot about it and some of you know almost all of it. I want to share my brothers story again. I know I have shared it in the past, and I have opened about my families struggles and what …

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PaceBreaker Review

I really love my sunglasses… and being a part of the SunGod family means trying out tons of different style options with their fully customizable sunglasses! I got really, really excited the day the PaceBreakers released and was even more excited to get a pair to try out!! I am normally a classic SunGod fan, and do all my runs …

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My Top Training Tips

Everyone trains different. Everyone prepares themselves for that race based on their fitness base, their schedule, their work, their personal lives…and what might work for someone, might not work for someone else. I have been running and racing now for nearly 5 years and through trial and error, I have definitely figured out some key things that work and things …

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It’s not just about Racing

It’s not always about racing. It’s true, as runners we can get really caught up in chasing the next finish line. It is what fuels us, keeps us motivated and keeps us hungry for more goals. And I love racing. I have had some absolutely incredible experience racing in different countries and in my own back yard. But sometimes it’s …

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What to do when you feel uninspired

As the summer winds down, and our big goal races have passed us, we might find ourselves wondering what to do now. As runners and active enthusiasts our lives revolve around our next race or our next big event or activity. But what happens when you have some down time where you have a large time span between races or …

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Maybe What I Want is Different

We live in a really interesting time… every day the world is changing at such a rapid rate. Most of us are embracing change and leading our lives in new and unique directions. Sometimes I find knowing my direction and purpose in life really challenging. As a woman at the end of my 20s who is married, with a good …

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Go After the Things that Scare you

The only way to get over a fear is to go after it. I have completed two 1/2 Ironman distances and the biggest challenge for me has always been the swim. I have been around water all my life, my family owned a boat I grew up loving all water sports you. You would think I would be comfortable in …

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The Longest Taper

Squamish 50 was meant to be my A race… the only race I was going to sign up for for 2017. I trained hard for Transalpine Race last year and raced even harder. After having a long, tough recovery, I decided to take a break from racing and training and focus more on having fun and getting out and doing the …

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Time to Taper

Ah yes, tapering…That time that runners love or hate. Where you drastically cut all your mileage before your race, eat all the food and start thinking that you’re A) getting fat B) lost all your fitness and C) will never finish your race. Nothing like something to mess with your head right before the start line of something you’ve worked …