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Hi, my name is Lea. I am a runner, health nut, writer, and dog lover. The blog name is sort of tongue-in-cheek. I'm the dummy here, sharing my growth experiences along the way. My blog motivates me personally on so many levels and it inspires me to learn that it motivates others too. I started out... Full Bio
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Fall Back into Morning Running: How to Use the End of Daylight Saving to Your Advantage by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Wait. What? It's almost November? While you will be cleaning up after your Halloween parties, planning your Thanksgiving dinners, and starting your Christmas shopping (gasp! ... Read on »
An Open Invitation to Join "My Running Partner Has Four Legs" Link Party on 10/31/14 by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Due to the overwhelming success of my Furry Friday Feature , where each month I share the story of a runner and their favorite four-legged running partner, I've realized tha ... Read on »
Furry Friday Feature! Meet Laura and Ollie! by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Happy Furday Friday, Friends! Welcome to the latest edition of  Furry Friday Feature.   This month I am excited to introduce you to Laura and Ollie from EndureRunConquer . H ... Read on »
My dog probably gets more email than your dog by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's a typical day in email land. Ollie gets emails almost on a daily basis. I think this should be my new standard response to all the "Dear Ollie" emails that I r ... Read on »
My Running Partner Has Four Legs Tank Giveaway by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am so excited. The Running with Ollie Blog Store is now open ! The "My Running Partner has Four Legs" tank is finally available for sale now! You can purchase a tank in ... Read on »
The Transformational Power of Running: Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Review by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. All opinions are my own.  T.G.I.F. Thank God it's Fall. I don't know about you, but for the past ... Read on »
Virtual Run and Scavenger Hunt Winners Announced! by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Before I announce the winners of the Running with Ollie virtual four mile fun run, scavenger hunt and giveaway, I just want to take a moment to thank everyone who celebrated ... Read on »
Shine with Shine Athletica by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running There is something about wearing workout clothes that is transformational for me. I just feel good in my running clothes and shoes. Even when I don't feel great in regular c ... Read on »
How to Build a Home Gym by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I cancelled three gym memberships in the last month. Hubby and I both had memberships to LA Fitness. My membership was $29.99 and his was $34.99. (What can I say? I must be ... Read on »
Happy FurDay Friday! Furry Friday Feature: Meet April & Cody by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Happy Furday Friday, Friends! Welcome to the latest edition of  Furry Friday Feature.   This month I am excited to introduce you to April and Cody!  ... Read on »
The Neon Dash: A Glowing Recommendation? by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I just turned 40...and I am taking it kind of hard. Yeah, I know. I know. You're only as old as you feel and all that crap jazz, but the number just doesn't match how I feel ... Read on »
The BIG 4-0 Virtual Four Mile Fun Run, Scavenger Hunt and #Giveaway by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today is my birthday. It's the big 4-0 (oh, no!). I'm forty but my brain still feels 18. My metabolism isn't what it used to be, but I'm still that same gal I was back then, ... Read on »
What is a Virtual Race? A Guide to Virtual Racing by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In anticipation of the upcoming Running with Ollie BIG 4-0 Virtual Four Mile Fun Run, Scavenger Hunt, and Giveaway , I've decided to devote a blog post to virtual racing. Th ... Read on »
Throwback Thursday: Life Lessons Learned from Running by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We interrupt this regularly scheduled month of getting super excited about the upcoming Running with Ollie Big 4-0 virtual four mile fun run, scavenger hunt, and giveaway fo ... Read on »
Giveaway BEFORE the #Giveaway by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I just want to take a moment to say that you gals/guys rock! The registrations for the Running with Ollie virtual four mile fun run, scavenger hunt, and giveaway have been P ... Read on »
Register for the Virtual Four Mile Fun Run & Scavenger Hunt! by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Welcome to September. I don't know about you, but I am welcoming autumn with open arms! It can't get here fast enough! Goodbye stifling heat! Hello cool fall running! If ... Read on »
Running La Jolla by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running If you've been following along with the Running with Ollie Blog Dog Week , you probably already know that we spent an extended weekend in beautiful San Diego, California. We ... Read on »
IT'S DOG WEEK! Furry Feature: Meet Adriana and JayJay by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Welcome to the final day of the Running with Ollie blog DOG WEEK! It's been one great week. I was in San Diego enjoying the sun and surf, and in an attempt to keep you enter ... Read on »
IT'S DOG WEEK! Furry Feature: Meet Walter (aka Disney Groom) and Magnus by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I hope you are enjoying the Running with Ollie DOG WEEK. We've been sharing the stories of runners and their four-legged running partners all week. If you've fallen behind y ... Read on »
IT'S DOG WEEK! Furry Feature! Meet Chantelle and Felix by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I hope you are enjoying the Running with Ollie DOG WEEK. We've been featuring a runner and their favorite four legged running partner every day since Friday! Although, if yo ... Read on »