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Kathy .. Healthy Living Professional

Los Angeles, California
I own a marketing company in Southern California, Kinetic Solutions, where I live with my two daughters and great husband. I started running twelve years ago and continued after the birth of both daughters-and pregnancy! I completed my first marathon just 14 months after the birth of my second... Full Bio
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Running is Making Me Sick . . . Literally by Kathy .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I have not posted in a while.  I’ve been about as down as a girl who has run out of Nutella and peanut butter at the same time. Get under the covers down. Drink too m ... Read on »
How Do You Schedule Races? by Kathy .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Seems like I’ve hit the craziest time of racing season. This weekend I have a 10K; October 8, a sprint tri; and November 5th, a half marathon. I didn’t intent ... Read on »
Comparing Your Running to Others: Does it Motivate You or Drive You into Physical Therapy? by Kathy .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I have a confession to make. I’m a runner stalker comparerer. (Yes, I made up that word: comparerer.) *sigh* I can’t help it. I’ve found other runners ... Read on »
Do You Listen to Your Body or Follow the Plan? by Kathy .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon             In my early days of running, my boyfriend handed me a beeper (and no, he wasn’t a drug dealer) and said, “Go as far as you ... Read on »
Marathon Training: Can’t Find My Mojo to Finish This 26.2 by Kathy .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Several months ago I signed up to run my third marathon, Savannah’s Rock and Roll. An inaugural marathon, this one works so well for me. First, it’s not too far f ... Read on »
Name Those Tunes! What Music Do You Run To? I Need Suggestions! by Kathy .. Healthy Living Professional 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon As I prepare for the Savannah R&R I’ve been building up a playlist on my iPod. I am the type that rarely runs with music, but at times, paritcularly on longer runs, I ... Read on »
Kangaroo Giveaway! No, Not a Marsupial, Silly – A Water Bottle by Contigo! by Kathy .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon             I posted on Friday  about the Contigo AUTOSEAL (R) Kangaroo water bottle from Contigo I tested out that ROCKED! The BP ... Read on »
Running When Sick: Do You or Don’t You? by Kathy .. Healthy Living Professional 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon   This past week has been a blur of headaches, sore throats, panging ear, tissues, and tears. And they all belonged to me. Usually I’m wiping up and taki ... Read on »
What do My Mighty Schwinn, A Kangaroo, A Giveaway, and Train Have in Common? This Post! by Kathy .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon (how my rides begin) My Mighty Schwinn . . . This morning, after running intervals and taking my daughters to school, My Mighty Schwinn beckoned me. It ... Read on »
21 miler on My Mighty Schwinn, and Two Crazy Dogs by Kathy .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I can’t think of much that would have made today’s cycle better. When I got outside this morning, I almost peed my padded cycling shorts with excitement. The heat ... Read on »
And the Winner of the New Balance with COOLMAX (R) Socks Is . . . by Kathy .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon So you thought I’d break right into it? Sorry to spoil your fun! First I need to know something: How do you choose what race you are going to do and which you ... Read on »
Survived a Low Mileage Week! by Kathy .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon So yesterday ended my low mileage week, just before my rest day. I have to say, it went better than expected. What is it about taking some down time in working ... Read on »
Giveaway! A Week’s Worth (Six Pairs!) of New Balance with COOLMAX (R)... by Kathy .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon   I was recently lucky enough to receive a pair of New Balance socks with COOLMAX (R) Fabric Technology to review. First, let me say this: A good pair o ... Read on »
Sweet or Salty? Does Your Sweat Factor Affect Your Sweet Tooth? by Kathy .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon   VERSUS   A running friend of mine posed an interesting question on Facebook a few months ago, along with her unofficial study results. Her ... Read on »
My Mighty Schwinn by Kathy .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I know you want to see the bike that cruised up to 17.5 miles per hour in my first sprint tri, right? Here she is (drumroll please . . . .)       ... Read on »
When Training Takes a Hit: Or, Running in the Life of a Mother by Kathy .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon So, as you probably know from the title of my blog, I am a mother. I have two adorable, loud, happy, funny, creative girls, one of whom is heading to second grade ne ... Read on »
Running to My Sanity in Nuun’s Hood to Coast Challenge! by Kathy .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Dear Nuun, Welcome to my blog, MamaMarathoner. My name is Kathy, and I am a runner. (“Hi, Kathy!”) Today’s post will not be like my usual rants. I ... Read on »
Stop Making Excuses and Run! by Kathy .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Yesterday I had a tough run. Looking back, now that I have a sick child on my hands, I realize I was probably fighting something. I woke with some stomach issues ... Read on »
Interval Training Will Help Improve Running Pace, Whatever Your Goal by Kathy .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon   I confess: I’m not the fastest runner in the pack. When I began running some 14 years ago, I was lucky to remain at a steady 10:30 pace. I was fine ... Read on »
Rest Days Aid Recovery, So Don’t Skip Them by Kathy .. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon   I find one common mistake with new runners – they sometimes become overzealous and run too much. Don’t get me wrong, I love running. It’s addictive. ... Read on »