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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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A Year-in-Review Poem for 2014 by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running If you are a regular reader of this blog, you probably know I have a penchant for writing silly poems. Two years ago I wrote a new year's resolution poem (that I am quite pr ... Read on »
Picture This: The 20 Most Delightful Ollie the Dog Pictures of 2014 by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am not above pimping Ollie out for monthly page views and nothing drives page views quite like a top 20 list of adorable pooch pictures. I decided my year-in-review post w ... Read on »
New Year's Race-olutions and the 2015 Rock 'n' Blog Team by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am not a big fan of New Year's resolutions. I am all for making positive changes in life and if you decide make changes in the new year, then that is great! It is just imp ... Read on »
ClassPass Giveaway Winner Announced! by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hi, friends. I am thrilled to announce the winner of the one month membership giveaway to ClassPass. Thanks to everyone who entered to win. ClassPass just launched in the ... Read on »
Living the Sweaty Life with ClassPass DFW #GIVEAWAY by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running If you are looking for a unique gift idea for the fitness enthusiast in your life, then look no further. I am excited that has launched in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. i ... Read on »
Furry Friday Featuring Carter & Ellie (Run Bear Run!) by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Happy furday Friday, friends! Welcome to the latest edition of  Furry Friday Feature . Once a month on a Friday, I feature a furry four-legged runner and their human, becaus ... Read on »
Runners! STOP DOING THIS! Two Words to Banish From Your Running Vocabulary by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 30:03:72 Damnit. I was trying to finish the Cox Running Club Thanksgiving Day 5K (aka the Turkey Trot) in under 30 minutes. Actually, I didn't give too much thought to ... Read on »
Runner's Ultimate Gift Guide: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I can't believe it is that time of year again. It's time for my annual holiday gift guide for runners, which is really just a thinly veiled personal holiday wish list. So If ... Read on »
How Not to Train for a Half Marathon (Again) by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hi. My name is Lea and I make bad decisions. Then I don't learn my lesson and I make the same bad decisions again. It seems I never learn. Back in 2012 I signed up to run ... Read on »
My Four Paws Pacer: Can running with your dog make you faster? by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Can running with your dog improve your pace? The inspiration for this post came from two places. The first was an entry in the My Running Partner has Four Legs link up pa ... Read on »
Harnessing the Power of Routine: This is the New Normal by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running If I had the choice, I would prefer to be independently wealthy. Wouldn't we all? What if we didn't have to go to work every day? What if we had all day to do as we pleased? ... Read on »
No Empty Boxes November by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I like technology as much as the next gal. Technology may fuel me almost as much as my energy gels on a long run. I use the Nike + GPS watch, the  Polar Loop daily activity ... Read on »
Winner of the "My Running Partner has Four Legs" tank top + a #Giveaway by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Welcome to November! I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween! Not to freak you out or anything, but we have 26 days until Thanksgiving, 54 days until Christmas, and ... Read on »
My Running Partner has Four Legs Link Up Party + a Furry Friday Feature! Join Us by RunningForDummies Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Happy Halloween, but more importantly...happy furday friday feature, friends! Welcome to the latest edition of  Furry Friday Feature.  This is a very special feature, becaus ... Read on »
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 »