A Guide to Being King (or Queen) of the Hill

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I despise running hills. Not all hills, the gently inclining ones don’t bother me, and of course, going down a hill is no problem, but I hate those steep, evil looking ones that you can see from a mile away that you know are going to suck all hope and happiness from your legs and mind.  And, you may be thinking, … Read More

Keep Your Training on Track!

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You know the excuses: “I’m too tired”, “My stomach hurts”, “It’s too early”, “I just don’t want to run today”, and the one I use the most: “It’s too hot!”.  Sticking to a training plan can be hard, it requires an equal balance of motivation, reward, sacrifice, and fun; your whole schedule changes, you don’t get to see your friends … Read More

Old Shoe Blues

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Today, I got to go to the local running store, Fit2Run, here in Gainesville.  My boyfriend, Dylan, has been complaining of sore feet and bad shin splints for a while now after running in his Brooks Pureflows, a minimalist shoe with a small foam cushion.  Surprise, surprise, our helpful sales assistant, Scott, told him it was time for new pair … Read More

Choose Your Own (Running) Adventure

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“You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to”.  Bilbo Baggins’ famous quote in the Lord of the Rings is spot on for runners.  We know that the beauty of running is its simplicity; yes, we can just step out our door and go.  But as Bilbo suggests, … Read More

Preventing the Chocolate Mess

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Disclaimer: I will be mentioning poop in this post, if you don’t want to read about poop, a normal daily function, or human anatomy go no further. The iconic photo from the 1982 Women’s Ironman in Kona shows the leader, 23-year-old Julie Moss, collapsed, delirious, and covered in her own poop after 140 miles of swimming, biking, and running.  She had … Read More