Hungry Running Recap: Would You Rather Edition

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Would you rather: Run 6 miles on the treadmill or 6 miles at night, after work, in 20 degree weather?

This was the dilemma I faced on Tuesday, and it took me all day to decide.

Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I’ve really been a trooper about running in the cold this winter. There have only been one or two workouts that I’ve missed because it was too cold or snowy and up until this point I’ve mostly enjoyed my training despite this damn polar vortex.

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A Day in the Life of a Hungry Runner

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Since I transitioned from personal training to my job at The Active Times about 5 months ago, my daily schedule and routine has changed pretty drastically.

I used to work at the gym, so finding time for exercise was much less challenging… Since I was already there and all, you know? Also, my schedule was a bit more flexible, which made it easier to make time for preparing healthy meals ahead of time.

Now I spend most of my time in the office, which means exercise and meal prep has to happen outside of the 9-5. It wasn’t easy, but I’ve slowly built a new routine that allows me to maintain most of my healthy habits. The following is a quick breakdown of what my typical day is like. When I run, what I eat, and even how I relax and unwind.

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How To Make Up For Missed Marathon Training

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You don’t. That’s the plain and simple answer to the title if this post. I’ll elaborate a bit for you, though.

If you follow me on social media (Instagram/Facebook/Twitter), you already know that over the past few weeks I’ve been a busy, traveling beaver. (Which is part of the reason I haven’t had much time to blog lately.)

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8 Reasons to Run the NYC Marathon

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This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of New York Road Runners.

I’ve yet to run the New York City Marathon. In 2013 I got to experience it firsthand, though. I cheered on every single runner and felt the immense energy and spirit that electrifies the entire city on Marathon Day. I may have never run the race before, but I can still tell you that it’s a truly extraordinary experience. Last year I was only a spectator, but I know for a fact that statement is true, which is why I can’t even begin to imagine what it feels like to finish.

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How to Motivate Yourself to Run in the Cold

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I’ll be one hundred percent honest, this week I used the “it’s too cold to run” excuse every single day. Well, except for today; even though it was kind of still too cold to be doing anything but watching Netflix in bed with 20 blankets.

Usually the cold temperatures really don’t bother me that badly. If you have the right gear, running in winter weather can be comfortable. But for some reason this week I just couldn’t get around that whine-y voice in my head that kept reminding me how much warmer and cozier it was inside.

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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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