Fridays with Fairytales and Fitness

Taking the Long Way Home: Some Friday Randomness because… – Running Fitness Article

Taking the Long Way Home: Some Friday Randomness because… Hey, hey, hey! It’s FRI-YAY and I don’t have a topic for a blog post. Instead, I have a bunch of randomness that I wanted to share. No ads, no affiliate links, heck, no advice. It’s really a blog post about nothing…or a lot of little somethings. Let’s start the post with some GOOD NEWS! I mean, who doesn’t like good news? If I sound a little manic during this post…

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Book Review: The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience – Running Fitness Article

Book Review: The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience This post contains affiliate links.“Endurance isn’t the ability to overcome pain, it is the ability to embrace it with no end in sight.””Endurance is about trusting the invisible voice you believe in, even if nobody else does. Because there’s just as good a chance as not that something’s really there.” “But endurance is the ability to continue despite past results and with disregard for future outcomes.” Jennifer Pharr…

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Could How You Tie Your Laces Be the Secret to Winning Races? – Running Fitness Article

Disclaimer: I received 3 pairs of Lock Laces Original™ in exchange for this blog post. All opinions are mine. You’re probably thinking what the hell, Wendy? I know how to lace and tie my shoes. But I bet you didn’t know that the way you tie your shoes can make a difference in how they feel on your feet and ultimately how you run. Hear me out. Like most of us, you probably learned the bunny ears shoe-tying technique in grade…

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14 Things You’ll See When Spectating a Marathon – Running Fitness Article

Last Sunday, I spectated the Chicago Marathon with Marcia at in the Bloggers’ Press Box at mile 13.5. Even if you’re not a runner or you’ve never run a marathon, watching a marathon is an exciting experience! We were tracking a list of our running friends but only saw one. I actually got dizzy scanning the throngs of runners as they went by. We were there for 4 hours and saw every group of runners from the elites to the…

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