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My thoughts on being a mom, runner, wannabe health nut, and everything else.

Valentine’s Run – Cupid’s Chocolate Chase 5k

Remember the weekend before Valentine’s Day?  Almost 2 months ago?  🙂

I completed my first official event of 2016 at the Cupid’s Chocolate Chase 5k and Mocha Mile on February 12.  Our winter in the midwest had been kind of let-down, little snow and not too terribly cold.  (Yes, I said a letdown.  I LOVE snow!)  Old man winter did decide to show up for the Cupid’s Chocolate Chase 5k, however, and provide us runners with -10 windchill and spitting snow!  (The previous weekend had been near 60 degrees.)

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I was very excited for this run for multiple reasons 1) the pain I had been experiencing had finally started to subside and 2) there was chocolate at the end of this race.  LOTS OF CHOCOLATE.  And one of my absolute favorite kinds: DeBrands!! Read the rest of this entry »

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3 Reasons Not to Compare Yourself to Other Runners

Surrounding yourself with like-minded people can be a crucial aspect of starting and sticking to a fitness routine.  When you are starting a running program, having fellow runners to complete the challenge and train with can provide incredibly valuable motivation and inspiration.  I know I have met some amazing people through my running journey.

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There can be some negative aspects.  It can be difficult not to compare yourself negatively to others.  There will be people faster than you.  There will be people that can increase their distances in a shorter time frame.  There will be people that will seem to be doing a better job.

Usually, I use others’ successes as positive motivation to improve myself.  There are times, however, that looking at another person’s accomplishments brings me down.

3 Reasons Not to Compare Yourself to Other Runners:
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Defender’s Dash 5k/11k: Review and Experience

The Defender’s Dash in Fort Wayne, Indiana is a race to honor heroes in the community and pay tribute to the lives lost on September 11, 2001.  The run offers two length options: 5k and 11k.  When registering for the race, participants can choose which charity their registration fee supports.  The charities have been chosen by the local Police, Fire/Rescue, EMTs, and Armed Forces, and in 2015, the Hoosier Burn Camp, Shepherd’s House, and Mad Anthony’s Children’s Hope House were all supported by the Defender’s Dash.

Service Members providing race support at the Defender's Dash 5k/11k

Service Members providing race support at the Defender’s Dash 5k/11k

Fire Fighters raising the flag at the Defender's Dash 5k/11k

Fire Fighters raising the flag at the Defender’s Dash 5k/11k

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