Workout Wednesday: My Preliminary Thoughts on The Dailey Method

If you only have time to read one sentence of this blog post, let it be this: I tried The Dailey Method (or TDM) for the first time and I am definitely going back. But since brief isn’t my thing, let me fill you in on the dets if you have time… Lately, I have been […]

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Race Report: 2015 Newman YMCA Turkey Run 5k

I ran the Newman YMCA Turkey Run 5k on Thanksgiving day in Seekonk, MA. It was my first race after I spent the better part of this year injured and unable to commit to any running beyond a 30 minute run-walk. I have felt really crazy over the past few weeks, mainly due to normal […]

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Workout Wednesday Vol. 24: What Crossfitters Wish Runners Knew

CrossFit is very popular, but it gets a bad rap for causing injuries and inspiring cult-like behavior. I have been very curious about the phenomenon and I had a blast researching and writing this article, which was originally published in the August issue of Colorado Runner Magazine. By the time I sent it to my […]

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Workout Wednesday Vol. 20: When Rest is the Answer

A few weeks ago, I decided to stop working out. If you’ve ever broken up with someone you loved because you knew the relationship wasn’t healthy and/or sustainable and/or he stalked you, and though he never threatened you, your dad and brother did express the desire to inflict bodily harm on him… That’s how it […]

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Workout Wednesday Volume 19: The Conscious Cleanse: A Review

You know when you learn a new word, and then you start hearing it, like ten times a day? That’s how I felt about the Conscious Cleanse. It seemed every time I turned around, a new friend was trying it. Actually it was a total of three friends, and one of them tried some other […]

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Race Report: Yeti Chase 5k

I signed up for a three-race series this fall. I figured this was a great way to stay motivated, save a little money, and avoid the aggravation of choosing all of the exact right races. I should have known this was a guarantee that the universe would thwart my oh-so carefully laid plans. Sure enough, I found […]

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32 Workouts To Try This Winter

Q: I hate running outside at this time of year because of the cold weather and the darkness factor. How can I stay in shape? A: I get it about the dark. The cold, not so much. I like cold weather running. Except for the time I stopped at a school one frigid January morning and […]

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Workout Wednesday Vol 15: Coping with an Injury

Q: I’m injured and I’m freaking out!! What do I do?? A: This question has personal significance for me, since I am injured at the moment. Boo. My hip had been feeling a little sore for a while, but running didn’t seem to make it worse. So a couple of weeks ago I ran for […]

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Workout Wednesday Vol. 14: Six Holiday Gift Ideas for Runners

Q: I don’t understand what a runner needs beside sneakers and maybe a drink of water and a pair of sweatpants. What kind of gift should I get my beloved runner this holiday season? A: First of all, the chance to discuss my two favorite things, running and shopping, in one blog post, is such […]

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Workout Wednesday Vol. 13: Eight Easy Ways to Recover Faster

Q: What can I do to recover as quickly as possible after a tough workout or a race? A: There are so many ways that it’s actually shocking to me that I ever struggled with soreness… I wish I could go back and time and tell my 22 year old self to read this and then […]

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