Medal Monday

Medal Monday: The Coldest Race of My Life

Hey guys! It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Medal Monday post, so I wanted to apologize for my inconsistent posting schedule lately. I’ve been pretty busy since graduating college last month. I moved back to Florida permanently, bought my first car (2013 VW Beetle light blue!), had a couple mental breakdowns during my never ending job search, and questioned…

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5 Reasons Why Runners Forget Their Sunscreen

Your water bottle is filled to the brim with ice cold water. Running shoes are laced up and ready to go. The playlist that always pushes you through that last mile is updated and waiting to be played Your watch is charged and strapped onto your wrist, ready to track the run you’re about to embark on. Stepping outside you…

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Life

17 of the Biggest Lessons I Learned In College

Yesterday at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, I graduated from William Paterson University with a Bachelor’s in Communication/Public Relations. I can’t believe I can FINALLY say that! Nothing I’ve ever experienced has topped what I felt hearing my name called and walking across the stage.  This achievement is not one that came easily. It took six years of…

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Medal Monday

Medal Monday: Iron Girl Half Marathon

Woo-hoo, another Medal Monday! This one’s going to be a good one because we’re getting into the half marathon medals, which are usually bigger and cooler. My first half marathon was the Iron Girl Half Marathon in Clearwater, Florida. there were palm trees everywhere and everything was pink. I was thriving. The story behind this one is really personal and…

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running

The Secret to Getting Started

When people think about running, or just exercising in general, they think there’s some crazy and complicated formula behind getting started (myself included), mostly because they don’t know how to begin. They don’t want to start until they feel like they know what they’re doing. More often than not, that’s the reason why people quit before they even get started. But…

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5 Life Changing Lessons Running Teaches Us

When I started running two years ago, I thought I was just going to literally put one foot in front of the other until I finished my run and that would be it. I wasn’t in any way prepared for the lessons I would learn through all of those miles. Running has been an incredible teacher to me. I’ve learned…

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Medal Monday

Medal Monday: Gasparilla

My favorite day of the week! Medal Monday. One of the best parts about running a half marathon, or any race in general, is the medal you get after crossing the finish line. The symbol of all your hard work, determination and the endless miles you’ve put in. I spend a significant amount of time on Monday’s scrolling through the…

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Why Do We Struggle to Call Ourselves Runners?

Why would you tirelessly put in the effort and hard work into running consistently and deprive yourself of identifying as a runner? There are no rules to running! You don’t have to be great at it to call yourself a runner. I totally get not wanting to call yourself a runner when you first start. It’s still new and you…

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beginner runners

Beginner Runners Guide to Pronation Types

Don’t know what the pronation types are? It’s okay! I didn’t either when I decided to start running. When I went to buy my first pair of running shoes I thought all that I had to do was walk in and find whatever shoe looked cutest, try them on, make the purchase and call it a day. Like most things…

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