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I’m Back in Action + An Exciting Announcement!


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Oh man, guys. I feel like I’ve died and come back to life.

So, about two weeks ago I wrote about how I came down with the flu after attempting my 18 mile training run. When I wrote that blog post I had already been sick for a few days and at that point was finally feeling better. In fact, that weekend Mark came down and we saw Gone Girl (so good!) and then went bowling…. I was feeling pretty good again!

Then on Monday I woke up to go to work expecting to feel 100% like myself again, only I was still feeling a little off.

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Cross Training Workouts For Runners

Hello Hungry Readers! I’m excited to share that today’s post comes from fellow health and fitness blogger, Kaitlin Gardner. Kaitlin blogs at AnApplePerDay.com. She writes to further her passion for a family-friendly, green living lifestyle and she is married to her college sweetheart and lives in Pennsylvania. She and her husband enjoy going for long hikes, to get out and enjoy nature and she is working on her first book about ways to live an eco-friendly, healthy, natural life. Today on Hungry Runner she’s sharing some of her cross training tips for runner!

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-Cross Training Workouts For Runners-

You’ve been running for several years, and have decided to take it up a notch; maybe it’s time to train for a long-distance race? Yes, the eventual goal for most runners is to run a 10K, or a half or full marathon, but it won’t happen overnight, go slowly and train in stages. As you delve into the world of running more and more, you’ll start to hear a lot of talk about cross-training, and how it can help your running. So what is cross training, and how does it help?

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True Life: I Got Sick During Marathon Training


The aftermath of my failed 18-mile run.

Well, I certainly wasn’t expecting to get sick during marathon training, but it may partly be my own fault. Well, partly my own fault and partly the fault of the germ-y people I have to share the LIRR and subway with everyday.

On Friday at work I wasn’t really feeling like myself. I kept complaining about how stiff my neck felt to a co-worker and despite our office being pretty chilly, I was feeling warm. Other than that, in the general sense of the word, I did not feel sick at all.

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Marathon Training: I Might Be Injured

First, let me apologize for my lack of blogging.

Turns out marathon training (plus working a full-time job, commuting four hours a day, traveling to Alaska and trying to have some semblance of a normal life) is a lot of work!

I’m not complaining, though. I knew it wouldn’t be easy when I signed up for this. (Insert motivational quote about how nothing worth doing is ever easy here.)

Anyway, let me get you up to speed on where I’m at. (If you follow me on Instagram—where I post most frequently—you may already be in the know.)

So, training has being going mostly well thus far.

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Summer Running: Enduracool Cooling Gear Review

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This post is sponsored by Mission Athletecare.

Staying cool while running during the summer has a lot to do with wearing the right gear.

Of course, you’ll want to make sure that you outfit yourself with loose-fitting, moisture wicking clothes, but there are also extra accessories you can add to your ensemble that can help cool you down when the temperatures are at an all-time high.

Before I began my marathon training at the end of July, it was abnormally warm here in New York. We were experiencing early-morning 80-degree temperatures that relentlessly rose to near 100 degrees by midday. Oh, and it was disgustingly humid, too!

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What to Eat After Running

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About a week ago I did an in-depth breakdown of the foods that I like to eat before running, depending on the type of workout and distance I’ll be doing.

As a follow-up to that post, today I’ll share a look at what I like to eat after running.

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