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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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Think Outside the Protein Shake: 3 Tasty Protein Powder Recipes by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Protein Pancakes I've been reading about these pancakes for years and I was excited to finally give them a try. One night last week Hubby was away for dinner and ... Read on »
Furry Friday Feature! Running with Reds! by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hi, friends! Happy Friday! I am excited to bring you another edition of Furry Friday Feature. In case you are just joining us, furry feature is a fun monthly post when I fea ... Read on »
Sweat in Style: Tennis Skirt, Anyone? by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Welcome to the first edition of a new series called Sweat in Style! I love fashion. I have worked in the fashion industry for most of my professional career, so I was ex ... Read on »
Why I Quit Coffee by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's day three of no caffeine. My debilitating headache has downgraded to a low dull pain. I feel slightly less tired, cranky and scattered than yesterday (but hubby may n ... Read on »
5 Fun Flavorful Reasons to Run the Fort Worth Flavor Run (+ Giveaway & Discount Code!) by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I ran a color run a few years ago and it was a lot of fun, but I made one colossal mistake. I ran it alone. D'uh! Who runs a fun run alone? I missed the whole point. This is ... Read on »
5 ways to celebrate National Running Day by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Good morning, friends! I thought I would stop by to wish you all a happy national running day! I love these made up holidays. I think tomorrow is National Hug Your Cat Day , ... Read on »
Let's Go Streaking! Are You In? #RWrunstreak by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Its that time of year again...time to go streaking! Get your mind out of the gutter, I mean run streaking, of course. Every summer and invites us to run at least one mile a ... Read on »
Feature Friday! Ellen and CrossFit and Ghosts, Oh My! by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am so very excited to introduce you to my friend Ellen. We are in-real-life (IRL as the kids say) friends that work for the same company. Ellen is wicked funny, smart and ... Read on »
5 Beauty Products for Runners by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Some might question my authority when it comes to recommendations on beauty products, rightfully so. I'd describe my beauty routine as non-existant low maintenance. Sure, I ... Read on »
National Run With Your Dog Day Virtual 5K Giveaway Winners Announced! by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running OMGosh, friends! Elizabeth from six legs are better than two and I had such a great time hosting the first annual National Run with Your Dog Day Virtual 5k ! There were so m ... Read on »
Virtual Fitness Studio Tour of Dallas/Fort Worth by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I assure you that Dallas/ Fort Worth (DFW) is a modern thriving area. I sometimes go a whole week without laying eyes on a cowboy. Dallas is a large metropolitan city with ... Read on »
What You Can When You Can #WYCWYC by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Conventional fitness wisdom says that if you want to get in/stay in shape you better join CrossFit, go Paleo or Vegan. You better do those Insanity/P90X workouts at least si ... Read on »
How to Run a Half Marathon without Training (Pgh Half Recap) by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hubby and I ran the Pittsburgh half marathon with virtually no long run training. Want to know how we did it? Just follow these easy three steps. How to run a half marath ... Read on »
Run with Your Dog Day Virtual 5K Instagram Feed by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Wow! The response has been overwhelming! Did you know that May 5th was National Run with Your Dog Day ? If you ask Ollie, he will insist that every day should be run with yo ... Read on »
May 5th National Run with Your Dog Day Virtual 5k & Giveaway by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The holiday that you have been waiting for is finally here! The rumor that you've heard is true, May 5th is National Run with Your Dog Day ! I teamed up with Elizabeth from ... Read on »
The Cutest Virtual Race Participants on the Web! by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running You may have heard the buzz around the web. May 5th is National Run with Your Dog Day . You heard it here first, folks. This is a legit holiday (that I totally made up with ... Read on »
National Run with Your Dog Day Virtual 5K Pre-Registration Now Open! by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I love those made up holidays. You know what I am talking about. One day you log into Facebook or Instagram and discover it is National Grilled Cheese Day or National Beer D ... Read on »
Furry Friday Feature: BlogFest Edition by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Welcome to a very special edition of Furry Friday Feature , when once a month I introduce you to a four-legged runner and their favorite human! I usually have a list of stan ... Read on »
How I Rediscovered My Love of the Half Marathon by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I thought it was quite possible that I broke up with the half marathon for good. You see, I was in love with the half marathon. We were together for nearly 10 races. In t ... Read on »
The Story of the #ShredShed (our home gym) by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook  (and you should), you probably already know we have built a home gym (aka the #shredshed). What began as just a small idea turned ... Read on »