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4 Tips for Cold Weather Running, OrangeTheory Demo, and Quick Sweet Potato Recipe

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Apologies for being late with this week's post. I over scheduled myself for this week so I wasn't able to get my writing done during my usual Wednesday time slot. Lesson learned and next week I'll be cutting back on my commitments. But I'm here, so on with the show!

I'll return with my normal goal and training recaps next week, but this week I wanted to share with you something important, something fun, and something tasty. So without further ado...

3 Tips for Cold Weather Running
It's winter here in New England, which means I'll usually run into a mixed bag of weather and road conditions. In the past that would usually stop me, but I'm not letting it stop me this year. Just the other day I managed to get out for a run in some rainy/snowy weather for the first time ever! I did get back just before the roads started to ice up, which was a good thing because my sneakers weren't that great on slick surfaces. But Tuesday's run inspired me to share so…

4 Reasons Why I've Stopped Using Headphones When I Run

Well hello there! How has your week been?

Weekly Recap
This week I finally got back out running. Yeah, it's been cold around here but as long as there isn't snow on the ground I'll still try and go out. I just don't have (and can't afford) proper shoes for snow running right now so safety comes first and I'll cross train on snow days.

To recap, my last few training runs went as follows:

Sunday 1/14/18 - 2.12 miles, 26:59 time, 12:43 paceTuesday 1/16/18 - 3.41 miles, 45:02 time, 13:11 paceWednesday 1/17/18 - Snow day! I cross trained by snowblowing 3 drivewaysThursday 1/18/18 - 3.40 miles, 42:56 time, 12:37 paceFriday 1/19/18 - Ye Olde Rest Day On Sunday and Tuesday my breathing was more of an issue than my legs being out of shape whereas on Thursday I did see a good bit of improvement. I know the breathing will improve in time so I just need to stick with it. I also challenged myself with some hills on Tuesday and Thursday to start building back the muscle.
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Race Planning, Last Week's Goal Review, and Other Random Stuff

Greetings Dear Readers!

How has your week been? Done any running or participated in any races? Feel free to comment below to tell me what you've been up to!

Right now I'm on the illness DL temporarily due to the lingering chest cold I still have. Talk about a major buzzkill since that's really put a damper on my training program (womp womp). But I'm being a good athlete and I've scheduled an appointment to go see my doctor about not only that but a couple other lingering health issues I've put on the back burner. I've been a lifelong asthmatic and, while it's been in control for a very long time (I haven't needed an inhaler in 3 years), you can never be too cautious.

Moving on...

How My Week Went
So this week was a mix of ups and downs, with most of the ups and downs being food related. The good news is, things are starting to stabilize and, we can all agree, is a good thing. The big thing was staying on budget this week. I got a very generous belate…

Welcome to the Blog and Hangover Classic Recap

Hello and welcome!

I've been meaning to restart some sort of blog for a while and here I am finally doing it! Huzzah!

Does Happy Dance!

Actually, I'm not really doing a happy dance, mostly because I have 2 left feet and would fall flat on my rear. But I digress...

So why did I start this blog? It's mostly to log my journey to finally finishing my first marathon. Last year I set a goal of finishing one and bombed miserably. I had too many things going on, I moved, work was funky... Yeah, those are all excuses, and I agree they aren't good ones.

But when I re-framed what happened with my training in 2017 I realized that I had other things that were more of a priority that had to be settled so now I finally have a clear head to focus on my personal health and wellness. Hence, this year the big goal of running a marathon is my primary focus yet again.

2018 - New Year, New Me!

Now for the actual content.

Weekly Goals
Right now I'm fighting a chest cold (no bueno) so my wo…