Intermediate Half Marathon Training Program

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This coming Monday will mark 10 weeks until the Scranton Half Marathon on April 6th. That means Monday will also mark the start of my half marathon training.

This will be my 4th half marathon, but my first one in almost a year. My last half marathon race was the More/Fitness Magazine Half last spring. It’s been quite a while since I’ve signed up to tackle 13.1 miles, so I’m pretty darn excited!

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Armour39 Fitness and Heart Rate Monitor Review

This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Under Armour.

It’s official. I have become the ultimate exercise gear junkie. From sneakers and apparel to headphones and heart rate monitors, I’m a little bit obsessed with trying out the latest and greatest.

Most recently, I’ve been putting the new Armour39 Fitness and Heart Rate Monitor to the test. According to Under Armour, other heart rate monitors compile results by taking an average of your heart rate data, but the Armour39 monitor tracks every heart beat while you’re working out to give you more accurate results and with your WILLpower number, a sense of how hard you really worked.

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High Intensity Interval Treadmill Workout


Let’s talk about running on the treadmill.

It’s not a very fun thing to do. You feel like a hamster, you have to stare at one thing (usually the time ticking away on the clock) for the entire time, and a pace that might feel somewhat moderate while outdoors sometimes feels like an enormous struggle.

Up until last week I had the pleasure of going several months without having run on a treadmill. But when that polar vortex came along, it really threw my running routine off; To the point where I hadn’t run in almost four days because it was just too damn cold outside.

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Hungry Running Recap: The Importance of Rest Days


Happy New Year, Hungry Readers!

Can you believe my first run in 2014 didn’t happen until four days into the year? I can’t! My last workout before today’s was on December 31st, and since I was traveling for the New Year’s holiday I wasn’t able to get a run in on the first. As sad as that made me, it actually ended up being for the best because a) I’ve been running a lot since September and b) I had been feeling a little bit sick, so it was definitely time for a short break.

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Running Resolutions and Active Times Updates


Hungry Readers, I’ve missed you! Even though you’ve probably seen me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook over the past few days, it’s still been much too long since I’ve updated here. That’s mostly because last week at work was super busy (in the best ways possible!) and this week I’ve been spending time with family and friends on Long Island for the Christmas holiday.

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Easy Vegetable Soup Recipe


Lately I’m on a soup kick. I’ve never really been a soup person, though.

Is there such a thing as a Soup Person? A type of human more inclined than others to delight in the warmth of a flavorful bowl of broth? I don’t know! But if there is, in the past it wasn’t me. Unless I was sick or out to eat a diner (diners have the best soup, just FYI) then soup never really excited me.

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