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Category: Running

2019 Crystal City 5K Fridays April 5, 2019 - April 26, 2019

Crystal City 5k Fridays

I’m proud to announce that I dropped $65 and am now registered to run a 5k race every Friday evening for the Month of April. Since I tend to DFL, I intend to spend time between now and April 5th slow-running and slow-jogging my way into becoming a middle of the pack of a rear […]

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End of week report: overeating, missing spin, returning to 19:5 diet

The biggest news this week is that I am going to rededicate myself to restricting my diet by both tracking calories on MyFitnessPal and by following a strict 19:5 IF diet—intermittent fasting! The worst news is that it’s been six days since last I have been indoor cycling over at CYCLEBAR Columbia Pike—and it’s my […]

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How to Make Running a Part of Your Life When You Have Kids

It’s one thing to decide to take up running when you’re a twenty-year-old college student with minimal responsibilities. But what about when you’re a parent juggling a full-time job—when you’ve got dinner to put on the table, children to entertain, and bedtimes to adhere to? Believe it or not, it’s possible to make running a part of your life even when you have kids. Here are some tips to make it work.

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My new Garmin HRM-Dual heart rate monitor chest strap review

I just received my new Garmin HRM-Dual heart rate monitor chest strap from Amazon today and took it directly to spin class at CYCLEBAR Columbia Pike. I love it! It’s exactly what I needed.

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Almost a Week of Riding Every Day

Well, I have had so much fun going to indoor cycling class every day since Monday—even in all of this freezing Polar Vortex weather. I have taken a variety of classes, I have made friends, I have hopefully gotten stronger, but I can also feel a certain level of diminishing return from riding every day. […]

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