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Eat Smart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Bathroom Scale Review

I was provided a complimentary EatSmart Digital Body Fat Bathroom Scale for the purposes of this review, but all opinions are my own. I have a confession to make… several years ago, I measured my worth by the number on my bathroom scale.  If that number was more than what I thought it should be, I would declare the day…
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5 Goals For The Chicago Marathon

Happy Friday!!! As I am writing this, I am en route to Chicago to run a little race up there.  The Chicago Marathon will be my 2nd marathon.  As I have with all my races, I’ve made up some goals… these are my 5 goals for the Chicago Marathon. My entry came courtesy of my work, one of our divisions…
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 15

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 15 in the training cycle. Just 7 sleeps until the Chicago Marathon! This week my taper continued.  I actually enjoy the cutback of mileage and the easy runs leading up to the big day.  I did experience some weird aches and pains on…
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September Runfessions

Happy Friday! These months are flying by…it’s hard to believe summer is over and we are 1 week into fall! I am not looking forward to when the days start getting shorter, but it’s coming, soon… I’ve already seen the signs of it on my morning commute.  I’m looking forward to the weekend… I have a few easy runs to…
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5 Great Recipes for Fall

Happy Friday! While it is officially the first day of fall, in H-town summer sticks around until at least mid-October.  To tell you the truth, it feels like we have been in endless summer since last year. I am looking forward to our first official fall cold front, but not the shorter days.  I’m joining in with the Friday 5…
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 10

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 10 in the training cycle. I’ve got 6 weeks of training left! This week was a cut back week, and I managed to get in 3 of my runs (I missed my long run of 10 miles due to the arrival of Harvey)….
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 9

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 9 in the training cycle. I’m over halfway through my training plan! Chicago is under 50 days away! To tell the truth, I was living in fear of this week… every workout on my plan seemed hard, and just looking at the week…
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 8

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 8 in the training cycle. I’m halfway through my training plan! Chicago is less than 2 months away! As I have been for the majority of this training cycle, 75% of my workouts have been on the treadmill.  I had a speed…
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 6

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 6 in the training cycle. This week was a cut back week in both mileage and intensity. Again, the treadmill was my friend fore 75% of my workouts.  It is pretty swampy in H-town and the treadmill allows me to hit my…
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 4

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 4 in the training cycle. This week my mileage was back up…. I got in a couple easy runs, a tempo run and participated in a trail run.  I’ve been doing half of my runs on the treadmill at the gym… it…
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