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Things I’m Loving Lately #12

I had a wonderful extended 3-day weekend with my boys. For the first time since August, I didn't work on the weekend, and we actually were able to spend some time together as a family! Saturday morning I did a long run of 11 miles, but after a few miles my hip started hurting. I tried to pick a path that would be cleared the most, but even the smallest amount of loose snow aggravates my hip. It is impossible…

Daily Vitamin Ritual

I thought I'd share what vitamins I take each day. I have an "old person" container I fill each week, so I know if I've taken my vitamins each day. It is kind of cheesy, but hey, it works. I've been taking most of the same vitamins for several years now. I use vitamins only to fill in the nutritional gaps I may have missed with the food in my diet. I don't depend upon them, but use them as…

Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone

If you want to become a faster runner, the first thing you must do is be able to get outside your comfort zone. I've worked with a lot of runners--individually through my online coaching services and in-person with several training groups at Skinny Raven. Sometimes the #1 thing that runners could do that would immediately improve their performance is pushing themselves to get outside of their comfort zone (when appropriate!). We all have a pace we are very comfortable running:…