The Importance of Protecting Your Bone Density

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(image via Flickr/rachelrusinski)

After finishing the Scranton Half Marathon two weekends ago I promptly stuffed my face with 7 orange slices and a chewy bar and then I called my mom.

I let her know how the run went and told her that it was a lot of fun; typical post-race fodder. Then she started talking about her day. She told me she skipped the appointment she had scheduled for a bone density test because a friend told her she didn’t need to get that checked yet. I started ranting.

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This Is Why I Run

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The first order of business after finishing the Scranton Half Marathon yesterday: a burger and a beer.

The second order of business: a nap. While I was taking that nap, my grandma called me to find out not how my race went, but why I ran it.

After waking up I listened to the voicemail she left for me. “Hi Kate, it’s Nana” she said. “Mom said you ran today. I… I wanted to know, why do you do this? What did you run for? Is there a prize? Can you win something?” She asked. “Call me back later. Bye.

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The Week Before Your Half Marathon

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The last training run before the race.

It takes about 12 weeks to get half marathon ready. You run and run and run, and eat and eat and eat, building up your endurance and fueling your body with the nutrients it needs to perform at it’s best.

All of that hard work and dedication  is a build up to race day, and while by the final week before your race most of the work is behind you, this point in your training is just as important (if not more) as all the rest.

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America’s Best Running Trails & Active Times Updates

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Oh hey! So, I guess it’s been a while. Well, if you consider 2 weeks “a while,” that is.

It feels like it’s been much longer than that, though! I hate that I haven’t had much time to blog lately, but between keeping up with my half marathon training (my race is next weekend!), being super busy at work, and trying to maintain some sort of sanity, unfortunately blogging sort of got pushed to the back burner.

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The Hardest Thing About Running

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The hardest thing about running is not getting out of bed early in the morning to get workouts in before work, rearranging your plans to make time for long-distance training runs on the weekends, or willing yourself through the last half mile of a race when your lungs feel like they’re on fire and every muscle in your body is begging for immediate relief.

Sure, these things make the sport more challenging, but none of them are the hardest part.

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TCS New York City Marathon 2014: It’s Official

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I did it. I accepted my entry into the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon and paid for my (ridiculously expensive, but totally worth it) race fee!

I can hardly use words to explain how extremely excited I am. This will be my first marathon ever.

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