Banana Bread Beer, Ragnar and #rockyourcore

by MCM Mama on April 27, 2015

Here we are in the last week of Rock Your Core and guess who has not rocked her core nearly enough… This girl. This girl right here. Ah, well, best intentions and all that.

I’m linking up with Tara at Running ‘n’ Reading and Erin at Her Heartland Soul with the details of my weekend.

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Last week started with a gorgeous sunny day and an awesome 3 mile run, sandwiched in between picking up one kid from school and taking the other for a strep test. Yes, that’s the life of a mom LOL. Thankfully, Shoo was the only one who got it and 3 doses later, he was feeling normal, so the rest of the week went as planned.

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Tips for running through allergy season

by MCM Mama on April 25, 2015

This post about surviving allergy season was sponsored by CVS Minute Clinic, but all opinions (and allergies) are my own.

I love spring. It’s a beautiful time of year in Virginia. The sun has come out, the temperature is generally mild, and tons of flowers are blooming. Unfortunately, all of the trees are also producing pollen.  I’m allergic to many evergreens and Jones is allergic to oak trees, so when my car looks like this…

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…you know we are miserable. But lot of my races are in the spring and I can’t stay inside during the best time of the year to be outside, so we had to come up with a solution.

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Spicy Asian Tuna Steaks + 5 Runfessions Friday

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Love tuna? Love a little spice with your tuna? I’ve got the dish for you. It’s Spicy Asian Tuna Steaks and it’s simple and yummy and good for you. It’s also our last recipe for the Rock Your Core challenge! Next week we’ll have one last giveaway and a few more exercises! (You did enter […]

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Thinking out loud Thursday: Marathon Musings

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I’m joining Amanda from Running with Spoons again for some thinking out loud. Don’t you just love that I’ve started doing a brain dump on you on Thursdays??? As you might imagine, the topic most on my mind right now is my upcoming marathons. I’m not really going taper crazy (although there is this weird […]

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Feetures Socks review and giveaway!

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Thanks so much for your support on yesterday’s post!  If anyone is interested in hearing what steps I took to make the chances of PPD smaller with Shoo, let me know. I’d be happy to share. Today let’s talk about SOCKS! Most of us wear them and they can totally make or break a run. […]

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TOTR: Running from Depression

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I always joke that my motto is “I run so I don’t run away.” And it is mostly a joke, but there is definitely some truth to that. I became a consistent runner to help me survive postpartum depression. So, when Patty, April, and I decided on the topic “Why do you run?” for this […]

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Did you #rockyourcore last week?

April 20, 2015

Last week was… interesting. I made some dietary changes, it warmed up a LOT, allergy season hit, and Beer Geek was on a four day bike ride. All my runs kind of sucked, my core was barely rocked, and my house looks like a bomb went off.

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Five brands that make my running life better

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I’ve been running regularly for about 13 years now. I started when my teen was just a baby. When I first started, I only owned a couple of tech t-shirts, some compression shorts, and a random pair of running shoes that was on sale. I ran like that for more than four years. When I ran […]

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Treating myself with a Katie Mae Quilt

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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll remember that last year I decided to run 13 half marathons in 79 days. It wasn’t just an arbitrary goal – I wanted to reach Venus level with the Half Fanatics. OK, well maybe that is arbitrary LOL.   Of course, that got me 13 […]

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Being Fearless

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When I first started running, I wasn’t at all familiar with the Boston Marathon and I only vaguely knew of Kathrine Switzer. As I immersed myself in the world of racing, I quickly learned of the iconic Boston Marathon and the story behind how Kathrine Switzer led the charge that eventually allowed women to run […]

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