Author: Lora

What it feels like to sign up for my first ultra

Hey there, Friday! There you are. This has been one of those weeks where I’ve been a day ahead in my head all week so it feels like it’s taken forever, and for no particular reason. I hate when that happens!   Anyways, I think this week it really set in that I registered to run my first ultra — the Golden Ultra. Andddd… all the emotions. So, I invite you to come along for the ride and see what the rollercoaster was like:   via GIPHY   I was pretty stoked about signing up for the ultra (where...

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Let’s get real (#7)

YOU GUYS. I am so excited, I was quoted in Runner’s World!   Check it out HERE… I’m #8. Honestly, the best running advice I’ve ever received (no matter the distance). And with that — on to this week’s edition of let’s get real.   Rest days are the best days I am in that point of marathon training where I love rest days because they mean that I get to sleep in and well, I don’t have to run. Today is a rest day and it feels so good.  Let’s get real: I love to run and I absolutely...

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Calories burned running: The reality

It’s no secret that I started running once upon a time to lose weight. And it worked! I managed to shave off like 25-30 pounds over the course of the summer before I went into high school, and I’ve been hooked ever since.  But now, when I say that I’m a runner, I always get comments like wow, you must lose a lot of weight and holy cow, you burn so many calories! Not so fast.  It does make sense to assume that while you are working out, you are burning calories at a higher rate and thus, losing weight. Calories burned...

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Running in Minnesota vs. Texas

I can’t believe it, but I’m already coming up on about six months of living here in Minnesota. Amazing how fast the time has gone; it kinda feels like my life in Texas was a thing an eternity ago.  So how are things in Minnesota? They are pretty great. I finally feel at home (which I know I’ve mentioned before) and it feels good to be settling into a place and starting to build roots. I don’t really know how to elaborate more than that —> I love my job, I have a great group of friends and the...

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So it’s still a thing + Boston Marathon Training Week 8 Recap

This weekend, I headed back to Wisconsin to celebrate my nephew’s birthday with him. I cannot believe that he’s already 14 — I remember when I could hold him and he was no bigger than the length of my arm between my elbow and wrist. (P.S. does this mean I’m old? I feel like this is what you say when you’re old.) [four years ago!]   Before I get into our birthday fun, let’s back up to Friday —> I worked from home (with a new furry officemate) but took a quick runch (I had six miles on the...

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