Author: Lora

Race Recap: Hypothermic Half Marathon in Eden Prairie

It may seem obvious, but cold weather can get real sickening to run in when it seems to get colder and colder day after day. It’s also tough because there aren’t many races that are on the calendar during this time of year since many people opt to run inside or try a different sport instead of enduring through the cold weather.  I knew that it was going to be a bit of a struggle with Boston Marathon training this winter, so back in December, I opted to sign up for the Hypothermic Half Marathon in Eden Prairie. The race is...

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February Runfessions: uhhh, March, what?

Seriously, I am in such disbelief that it’s going to be March NEXT WEEK! I am super excited because on Wednesday, I am leaving for a ski trip out to Colorado to see my bestie!    It has been far too long since we’ve hung out and since I’ve had a vacation, so I am ready for it! Which brings me to today’s post, February Runfessions with Marcia… I runfess that sometimes I feel like I’m failing at everything. OK, that might be a little bit dramatic. Work is SUPER crazy right now (I really hope this isn’t how...

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Monday motivation: That mental strength

Happy happy Monday! This weekend seemed to FLY by, I feel like I blinked and suddenly it was Monday. It was a pretty low-key weekend filled with a lot of work (it happens), and some fun… mostly, I got to run a half marathon yesterday!  More details on that later this week in my full race recap, but it was a good reminder of how far I’ve come with my mental strength. It seems weird to say that as a marathoner, because people generally think if you can sustain running for that long, you must be a) insane or...

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5 things to love about the Brooks Running Launch 5

Today is the most talked about day of love ever, so a shout out to my main squeeze: the Brooks Running Launch 5! I’ve been running in these for a few weeks already, so thought I’d give you a full review on what I think about them… mostly because shoes are the MOST important thing when it comes to running (and staying healthy).  Back story: I used to run in the Nike Air Pegasus and one day, someone thought it would be fun to completely change the profile of the shoe so it went from neutral and cushioned to...

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It’s not always an excuse

I always hate when I say that “I’m too busy” or “I don’t have enough time” or “I’m too tired” because of the reason why I can’t work out or do something else… it always feels like I’m just giving an excuse, and that there’s always time.  After all, isn’t that what all the motivational quotes tell us? “If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.”  “Success is what comes after you stop making excuses.” “Excuses will always be there for you, opportunity won’t.”   So yes, we are trained to believe...

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