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I am just an average girl trying to become a better runner. I work full time with a long commute, so I find it challenging to fit running into the little free time I have. I recently completed my first marathon and have many 1/2 marathons and shorter races that I have gained experience from.
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Friday Funny - Drunk Texts from Wisconsin by running in real life Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I don't normally post Friday Funnies, but a special Wisconsin friend shared this with me this morning and it's too funny not to pass along. 15 Drunk Texts You Could O ... Read on »
How to Recover from an Ultramarathon like a PRO! by running in real life Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Well, this week is my recovery week from the Kal-Haven Trail Ultra and I'd like to pass along my tried-and-true tips for recovering from a long race. It's just three easy ... Read on »
Kal-Haven Trail Ultra Race Recap 4.11.15 by running in real life Posted in: Blog Posts in Running If I could paint a perfect race day for me it would be: to run for a long time in a beautiful place with a good friend where the weather is nice and we both feel great the ... Read on »
She set out to run a 5 mile race, what happens next will shock you! by running in real life Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Don't you hate those clickbait article titles everywhere? Hahah! Why not join in, right? Ok, what I really want to do is write up a recap of the Point Bock Run 5 miler ... Read on »
How to... by running in real life Posted in: Blog Posts in Running How to: Run on the treadmill: Get on it and run. Run in the cold of the winter: Go outside and run. Run in the snow: Go out in the snow and run. Maybe wear warm ... Read on »
Denver Trip! by running in real life Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Besides delicious frozen drinks, Denver has a pretty kick ass sunrise view:   I could totally wake up to this every day! There is also some cool art  Big b ... Read on »
Running is Hard! by running in real life Posted in: Blog Posts in Running That was the thought that kept popping up in my head during my treadmill speedwork session on Monday night. (Though the actual thought probably had a curse or two added to i ... Read on »
A Week's Worth of Smart and Dumb by running in real life Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In the span of a week I amaze myself at how quickly I can flip a switch from being really smart to really dumb. It's a gift, I think. Would you like to hear thi ... Read on »
Cold as Ice by running in real life Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My weekend was dominated by ice. First, I ran 47.5 laps around ice. Then I ran a non-snowshoe snowshoe race over ice. That all makes sense, right? Haha, I'll explain ... Read on »
You're Boring by running in real life Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I haven't posted in a while, and that seems to be the trend in the opening of my last few (sporadic) posts. I'd love to make excuses like "I've been too busy" or "My thu ... Read on »
What gets your rear in gear? by running in real life Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I know I'm not the first person to ever ask this question, but I've been thinking about it a lot lately: What motivates you? I'm finally starting to find the motivation I've ... Read on »
Tyranena Beer Run Race Recap by running in real life Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Helllloooooooooo! This past Saturday was one of my favorite races of the year - the Tyranena Beer Run ! This was the 4th year in a row that I've been able to do this race ... Read on »
Three Things Thursday by running in real life Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 1. RUNNING: I joined a new running group this week! Each week they run from a different Great Dane Brew Pub location in the Madison area and have either a 3 or 6 mile rou ... Read on »
Fox Cities Marathon 2014 by running in real life Posted in: Blog Posts in Running     This might be my new favorite race picture - my feet are off the ground! It actually looks like I'm running...at the end of a marathon! Hooray! ... Read on »
OMG Becky, Look at her Vag (aka Tuesday Randomness) by running in real life Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Running: Last week was my, uh, last week of training before Fox Cities Marathon this Sunday. I feel pretty good about these miles and the cooler weather that made them so ... Read on »
Oh hey, it's September already. by running in real life Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Oh hey. It's been a while. I don't really have a great reason why I haven't been blogging all summer. I just haven't felt like it, haven't had a lot of motivation and ... Read on »
Psycho Psummer Trail Run by running in real life Posted in: Blog Posts in Running If you look at the next picture closely you'll notice that I have a nice layer of dirt on my left arm and right leg. Yep, I fell just about 3 miles into the race. We ... Read on »
The Longest Day 2014 by running in real life Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Right on the dot at 5am we all walked a lap together to kick off the day. It was cool and foggy at the start of the day, but that was perfect compared to the hot temps ... Read on »