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Blonde Ponytail

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Runner, NSCA-CSCS trainer, health foodie, coach's wife, Stanford graduate, former D1 athlete, dog mommy, Nebraska native, Washington resident.  Check out my blog at Blonde Ponytail!
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"Arizona" - Kings of Leon by Blonde Ponytail Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living How about that Boston race yesterday?!  Great job runners--looks like you had fantastic conditions. I'm looking forward to reading the race reports. Taking a cue fr ... Read on »
"Bradley" Owned Us by Blonde Ponytail Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Coach and I decided to do another CrossFit workout together after our anniversary 5k . How romantic right?!  Our free icrossfit phone app said this for the WOD : ... Read on »
"Burning" the Bird: A Trip to the Cabin by Blonde Ponytail Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We celebrated Thanksgiving with Coach's family in Central Washington.  There's always an abundance of food which I will share on Wednesday .  I did not deprive myself, nor ... Read on »
"Reindeer Tracks", Hill Workout and Christmas Vacation begins! by Blonde Ponytail Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I started my vacation with a HILL workout... Warm-up:  1 mile @ 1.0 incline, 6.0-6.5 mphHill 1:  2:00 min @ 4.0 incline, 6.5 mph2:00 min recovery - 1.0 incline, 6.5 ... Read on »
"The Story of Coach + Jess" by Blonde Ponytail Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living In honor of Valentine's Day, I wanted to share how Coach and I met.  This story can be found on the tab above "Coach + Jess" as well because I know you will want to read ... Read on »
"Would you rather....?" by Blonde Ponytail Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I have seriously neglected the running aspect of my blog of late!  I took about 5 days off from running after the half. My legs felt fine. I flat out didn't make time for i ... Read on »
"Would you rather...? No. 18 "Oldies but goodies" by Blonde Ponytail Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy Friday!  If you are a new reader, I usually host "Would you rather...?" posts every Friday. Today, I was strapped for time, so I borrowed some past "Would you rat ... Read on »
"Would you rather...?" No. 10--The Manly Edition by Blonde Ponytail Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy Friday new and returning readers!  Kudos to you returners--thanks for coming back! See my Cupcake Bib on the fridge? Coach says "Thank You" for the blog ... Read on »
"Would you rather...?" No. 11 by Blonde Ponytail Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy Friday new and returning readers!  I appreciate you visiting Blonde Ponytail.  Now, it's my job to keep you coming back! For those of you that are fairly new, ev ... Read on »
"Would you rather...?" No. 9 by Blonde Ponytail Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Here is my mug wishing new and returning readers a Happy Friday!  Good luck to Rose who is completing her first 24 hour ultra today. Can you imagine?!?!  ... Read on »
(18 / 3 = 6) x 3 = 18 miles by Blonde Ponytail Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Did the post title send you back to a math classroom?!  This is how I broke down my 18 mile run; one of the tricks we runners use, right?  Saturday, I woke up to this ... Read on »
15 miler complete: Pre & Post fuel by Blonde Ponytail Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living To catch you up, I pulled a switch-a-roo in week 15 with my marathon training plans.  I decided to follow a modified Run Less Run Faster plan.  That meant instead of 9 mile ... Read on »
20 miles and The Cupcake Mary by Blonde Ponytail Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I met up with my buddies  Harmony and Lisa for 20 miles on Saturday morning.  Thanks Harm!  I swooped this pic from her blog. Goal pace = 9:20/mile ... Read on »
20 miles NINJA style by Blonde Ponytail Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Hi readers!!  Hope you had a fantastic weekend! Saturday, a long run of 20 miles was on the schedule.  I chose to run solo to test myself mentally.  ... Read on »
2012 Nuun Hydration Hood to Coast Team by Blonde Ponytail Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Visit the Nuun blog to meet your 2012 runners.  I'm beyond grateful to be included on this list considering the outstanding field of runner/blog ... Read on »
3 Thingamabobs Thursday by Blonde Ponytail Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living 1.  I have a personalized favicon!  A favicon is the icon next to your website url. For those using Blogger, it is usually the orange "B". Dion at www.faviconfixer.bl ... Read on »
5 Moves for a Solid Core by Blonde Ponytail Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living You don't have do mindless crunches to refine that midsection. In fact, the more muscles involved the better. *Note: I'd also like you to note my overly active golden ... Read on »
5 Tips for Your Fit-Cation by Blonde Ponytail Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living There is that saying, "If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail." That is NOT in my game plan, so I adhere to the following when traveling Pack snacks & sup ... Read on »
5 Ways to Keep Your Fitness Focus by Blonde Ponytail Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Often, I am asked how I balance my training with teaching fitness classes, how I fuel, how I stay motivated, etc. without losing steam. I thought I'd share a few t ... Read on »
5 Ways to Prepare for an Intense Run by Blonde Ponytail Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living When the training schedule calls for a high intensity run or workout, you can't just show up.  You have to prepare. source Pin It 1. MI ... Read on »