Fitness Journey

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The Elwood circus – Amelia (Baby E’s bloggy nickname) and Lucy and all – are heading down to Indy tomorrow for packet pickup before the race on Saturday. So tonight, I’m puttering around the house packing a bit and trying to think through what I’ll need for the race. It’ll be 30 stupid degrees out

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Amelia (Baby Elwood bloggy name) is eight weeks old. As each week passes, I feel more and more centered and normal. Pregnancy is NOT a normal state of being, and there’s a reason that the weeks and months following birth are called “the fourth trimester.” Hormones, sleep deprivation, breastfeeding, not to mention your entire brain

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Yesterday, I did something I never did before. I went for a run with no running app, no GPS, not even checking the clock as I left the car. I literally had no idea how far or how long I was running; I had only the experience of running that route a number of times

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I’m five weeks in on an 18-week marathon training plan for the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon on November 2. It’s crazy to think that I’m almost a third of the way done with this journey. I feel like I still have so far to go both in strengthening my body to be able to run 26.2

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Since I’m planning to race in a few events this spring and summer, I took along my running gear to Hungary for the first time. Last year, my friend Rachel and I had explored the area around our hotel during some free afternoons, and I had wished even then that I’d brought my trainers along.