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Guest Post: Dream Big!

I’m delighted to share a guest post this week, from Julie Creffield of www.thefatgirlsguidetorunning.com. Julie is marathoner, author, running coach and blogger who is passionate about helping overweight women gain the confidence and strength to run, set audacious goals, and so much more! So without further ado, here is Julie: Most new runners set small simple […]

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The Devil On My Shoulder

For the past few months, I’ve been following what I like to call a “Paleo-inspired” way of eating. That is to say, I’ve pretty much eliminated all grains & legumes, have greatly limited my sugar intake, and have deliberately increased my fat intake – including saturated fat. This flies in the face of conventional wisdom, […]

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A Mistake and an Apology

This is a tough post for me to write, but it needs to be written. I made a big mistake last month, and I need to set the record straight. You see, I was looking for images of not-so-skinny runners to combine with quotes from my book, and after using my own race photo from […]

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10 Winter Running Tips

This is what my home street has looked like for the past few weeks:                   Ugh. Normally there is a 6-foot shoulder, but at the moment it is about…6 centimeters. If you live in the Northern US or Canada (or even in the South!) right now, you’re familiar with […]

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Getting Organized at the Gym

Getting your butt to the gym for a workout can be a challenge. And nothing is more frustrating than unzipping your gym bag in the locker room, only to find you’ve forgotten your sports bra or socks. Or worse yet, hitting the showers and realizing you left your shampoo and flip-flops at home. Fortunately, you […]

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Getting Lost is Part of the Journey

Have you ever made a wrong turn when driving someplace new? Perhaps there was a construction detour, or a traffic jam, or you couldn’t read a street sign and missed your turn. Whatever the reason you strayed off the path, my guess is you never said to yourself: I give up. I’m a complete failure. […]

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The 21-Day Squat Challenge

The squat is one of the most basic strength training exercises you can perform, and also one of the most beneficial. A properly executed squat works almost every muscle in the legs, as well as the lower back and abs, and increases your balance – and it can be done literally anywhere, with no equipment […]

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