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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Secret's Out...I'm Completely Mental

Tuesday, July 03, 2012      121 comments

Wow. This has been an interesting day. As I was messing around on SparkPeople, I noticed my good friend and trainer, ON2VICTORY, had posted a new blog. Read it. Sat in shock. Read it again. Still couldn't formulate words. Read it again. ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Food! Glorious (?) Food!

Monday, July 02, 2012      145 comments

[AUTHOR'S NOTE: Apologies in advance for an extremely blunt/maybe sarcastic tone. I am having a really off day today...and my office is under construction and we have no A/C. And it's 100 degrees out...that's not a clever real... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A 6.2 Gummy Bear Hydration Experiment

Sunday, July 01, 2012      93 comments

So, yesterday I ran my longest distance yet - the elusive 10k (or for us Americans, 6.2 miles). Not only was it a distance I've never attempted (the longest I've run before this was 5 miles), but it was also my first run experimenting with my n... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 57 Days

Friday, June 29, 2012      123 comments

I can't even tell you how many times over the past few weeks I have thought to myself, "Who ARE you, Leah??? Where did this person come from? When did you change so much? How did this even happen?" In a GOOD way! Haha. So, I thought, "Why ... Read more

Walking Right Into A Faster Race Time

Thursday, June 28, 2012      32 comments

I've been reading a great book by Jeff Galloway, "Galloway's Book On Running". Does that title sound arrogant? Actually, far from it. Galloway was an Olympic runner and winner of the first Atlanta Marathon. He's been called one of the father... Read more

What's Your Favorite Position?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012      56 comments

I will go on record and admit that my favorite position is facedown. I just find that staring at the ceiling is not very comfortable and after an hour or so on my left or right side, my hip starts to get sore (partly why I hated pregnancy so mu... Read more

This Is A New Level of Tired

Tuesday, June 26, 2012      28 comments

Wow. So, I'm surprised that, as I write this, I am STILL recovering from this weekend's running workouts. I was brutally exhausted yesterday and didn't actually get to bed very early - stayed up to watch a movie until midnight (bad choice). ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Why I Run (In Picture Form)

Monday, June 25, 2012      156 comments

Blog has been pretty heavy these last few days. Figured we all could use some light fare today. I mean, it is Monday and an inordinate number of my buddies are just exhausted today and have brain fuzz (including myself). I don't know if there... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts It's Not All Puppies and Rainbows, You Know

Sunday, June 24, 2012      108 comments

Yesterday, I blogged about my longest run so far, the 5 mile. It went pretty well. No serious pain or anything and no soreness afterwards. I'd be lying, though, if I said it was a super easy run. In fact, I've been thinking a lot lately abou... Read more

How I Ran 4.5 Miles Without Stopping

Saturday, June 23, 2012      38 comments

This morning was a 5-mile long slow run. My longest distance attempt so far. I started out with a 0.3 mile walking warm-up and ended with a 0.2 walking cool down. In between, though, I was able to run 4.5 miles non-stop. Perhaps you th... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Lessons In The Fog

Friday, June 22, 2012      83 comments

Something new happened to me this morning. I will confide in you and tell you that I literally "write" my entire blog in my head each day WHILE I'm on my runs in the morning. If you've noticed, there have been a couple days where I didn't post... Read more

Don't You Think It's Time We Met?

Friday, June 22, 2012      22 comments

So, this is not my OFFICIAL blog for today (that will be posting shortly), but I did want to differentiate this from anything else I post because I feel it is so exciting and important. (Yes...two blogs in one day...don't you feel special? I ju... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Slip & Slide And A 5k Before Breakfast

Thursday, June 21, 2012      81 comments

I took two rest days in a row. I know...shocking. Haha. Absolutely NO physical activity whatsoever. My eating wasn't HORRIBLE...I still stayed within my calorie range, but there weren't nearly enough veggies and whole foods for my liking. T... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Puzzle of ME: My Magic Moment

Wednesday, June 20, 2012      81 comments

Yesterday, I posted a wonderful, yet vaguely mysterious status on the Friend Feed: "Single best day of my career...ever. In 12 years. Not exaggerating." Well, I think I've kept you all on pins and needles long enough! I suppose I'll e... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Fitness Isn't Free

Monday, June 18, 2012      162 comments

So, I've been on a "motivation" kick lately, I guess. This wasn't something that was just sort of happened. It seems like this would be a good time to move off of this topic of motivation and onto the next logical step, in my mind... Read more

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