A #TBT to #PennRelays

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Some of my greatest memories, and dare I say – moments, in my athletic career were at The Penn Relays.  Today kicks of the 121st year of the three day relay carnival. What’s so special about Penn?  It’s the 45,000+ fans crammed into University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field, cheering the runners on for three days […]

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How Champions are Made

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Today is National Student Athlete Day.  A day to recognize student-athlete achievement both on and off the playing field.  For me, being a student-athlete was one of the best parts of my college experience.  Not only did I gain an instant family by being a part of Villanova’s track team, but it also helped me […]

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Rambling About: The Third Lap

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Most Wednesday nights, our running group meets at the high school track for #WorkoutWednesday.  I haven’t consistently worked out on the track in years and I just love stepping onto the spongy all-weather track and the scent of sun-baked rubber floating in the air.  (Did you know synthetic rubber tracks are also called tartan tracks?  […]

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I See London…

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Don’t I wish!  I have been watching the first three stages of the Tour de France, so have gotten to see a lot of gorgeous England and today they finished Stage 3 in front of Buckingham Palace.  But this post is not about the TDF or about London.  It’s about me getting to ride in […]

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Happy National Running Day!

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    What do you think of the cool badge I made for National Running Day?  Get yours here.  .And after you get creative customizing your badge, check out the other cool ways you can commemorate National Running Day.  Tonight is our usual Wednesday Night Workout with our running group.  We go to the high […]

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What’s Your Passion?

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I realized a couple years ago that my passion is girls and sports.  Sports changed my life and I can honestly say, that without sports, I wouldn’t be where I am today.  Sports has taught me perseverance, persistence and drive for perfection.  Teamwork, goal setting and leadership.  To be confident, fearless and mentally tough.  And […]

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What’s the big deal about National Signing Day?

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Oh my gosh!  Tomorrow is National Signing Day!!  On this day, high school runners sign their National Letter of Intent to run Track & Field/Cross Country in college (and a few other sports like Football, Soccer, Field Hockey and Water Polo to be exact).  In the school district I live in, National Signing Day is […]

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The Social Runner Chick: It’s all about the Donuts

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Have you noticed all the races the non-traditional, novelty races that are popping up?  Let’s see – there’s The Color Run, The Hot Chocolate 15/5K, The Zombie Run, The Bad Prom, The Glow Run, Heroes vs. Villians…you get the idea.  And sheesh these races aren’t cheap.  Many of these races aren’t even timed – they […]

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The Suckiness of IT Band Syndrome

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Post half marathon, aside from motivation issues due to the cold weather, I’ve been plagued with IT band issues.  For those not in the know, the iliotibial (IT) band is the ligament that runs along the outer thigh from the hip to the shin.  It’s very painful if it gets tight or inflamed, and that’s […]

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