5k Perfection and Leg Speed

I decided to race a 5k last weekend (August 3rd) to test my summer fitness before fully transitioning back into marathon training for the fall. I ran this same race last year in 19:47, so I was excited to see if I could beat my time. I was very pleased with my pacing, and my time was 19:26. I have really been working on my leg speed/turnover, and this has helped with my stride and running efficiency.

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The Best of Summer

We are full swing into summer and enjoying all the warm weather activities. Our garden is producing abundant amounts of leafy greens, and the vegetables will be here soon. Some of our other recent dinners have included grilled chicken with couscous salad, homemade pizza (half pesto and half tomato), and grilled portobello burgers with sweet potatoes and salad. I have also been drinking lots of smoothies. Hope you are having a great summer!

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Neck Pain, Anatomy, and Treatment

Neck pain is a common cause of discomfort in everyone, from athletes to elderly individuals to desk workers. Neck pain can be very debilitating to our everyday lives and result in limited ability to drive, sleep, use our arms, lift objects, and many other daily tasks. Neck pain can also prompt headaches and jaw pain. By understanding the structure and intricacies of our necks, you can develop a better understanding of how to minimize and treat neck pain.

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Vermont City Marathon 2019

On May 26th, I ran the Vermont City Marathon in Burlington, VT. The marathon was by far my favorite of the twelve marathons I have done - the excellent organization, the course variety (terrain/landscape), the great crowds/cheering, the ease of transportation/parking, the early start time (7:00 AM), and many other perks. I will definitely run it again!

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Training & Half Unplugged #2

I hope everyone is having a good spring! It’s been awhile since I’ve done a training update. My target race is the Vermont City Marathon in May, and I have six more weeks of training. This training cycle I am giving a lot of focus to running my easy days slower so I can run my workout days faster. I ran the Half Marathon Unplugged this past weekend as a workout instead of going all out as a race since I have another half marathon coming up in three weeks. I absolutely loved this race and had a great experience!

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Recent Eats March 2019

Hello! The dogs want to know what’s for dinner!? We’ve finally made it to spring and I couldn’t be more excited for sun, flowers, meals on the porch, and no more shoveling. We’ve been eating well and I have a few meals to share with you. We recently had stuffed peppers with jasmine rice, ground turkey, tomato sauce, herbs, and mozzarella cheese. They were delicious.

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