Posts Tagged ‘Running’

2014: A Year of Running (and lots of other things) In Review

Ahhh guys! I’ve been feeling really guilty about the fact that I haven’t updated since before Thanksgiving.

It’s not you, it’s me.

I’ve been stuck in this annoying all or nothing mindset; it’s like, since I’m working full time, commuting nearly 4 hours every day and constantly traveling back and forth between two cities, I don’t have as much time to blog as I used to, so I feel like I can’t blog at all. It’s almost like that famous Ron Swanson quote…

I don’t want to half ass Hungry Runner. So instead of trying to work on some new posts in my free time, I’ve been avoiding it completely, which is a silly thing to do because I’m still incredibly passionate about this site and about running and fitness and food and writing.

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What to Wear for a Marathon + a Skirts Sports Giveaway

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Me in my Skirt Sports Jette Skirt during the 2014 NYC Marathon.

No matter what the weather forecast or what time of year, trying to figure out what to wear for a marathon can be a huge source of stress. Not only do you have to spend 16 weeks training to run a 26.2-mile race, but you have to decide what to wear on race day, too? That’s just bonkers! No one needs that much stress in their lives.

But if you sign up to run a marathon, you will eventually have to deal with choosing what to wear on race day, so let’s talk some general tips. (Oh and don’t worry, all of the stress is totally worth it in the end.)

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Hungry Running Race Recap: 2014 NYC Marathon

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So, I finished my first marathon.

On Saturday when I wrote “I’m running a marathon tomorrow,” I said that sentence sounded crazy to me. Well, the one above now sounds even crazier.

I did it, and I’m still kind of in shock that I actually finished the race. A whole marathon. 26.2 miles.

Not that I ever doubted myself, but this was definitely one of the toughest things I’ve ever done and there were points during the race where my mind was telling me to give up. I definitely hit a wall around mile 17 and it took every ounce of my determination to keep going.

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Tomorrow is Race Day + My Marathon Running Playlist

I’m running a marathon tomorrow.

Even though I’ve done the training and I’ve been planning this race for almost two years now, that sentence still sounds crazy to me.

If five years ago you told me I’d voluntarily sign up for a marathon, I probably would have laughed in your face. It’s still hard to believe that running went from a sport that I completely hated to an activity that is now such an integral and meaningful part of my life.

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I’m Back in Action + An Exciting Announcement!


via Running with Rhyno

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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Image via localfitness.com.au CC BY-SA 3.0

-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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