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Sparkly Runner: Race Recap & Review: 2018 Harrisburg Half Marathon – Running Fitness Article

Sparkly Runner: Race Recap & Review: 2018 Harrisburg Half Marathon Earlier this month, I ran the Harrisburg Half Marathon for the third time. I’d previously run this race in 2014 and 2017 but this year was a totally different experience because of the weather. It poured down rain before, during, and after this 13.1 mile journey through Pennsylvania’s capital city. Not sprinkled, not lightly rained, it POURED.Let’s rewind and start at the beginning, shall we?Some of our running ohana were in…

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2019 Lighthouse Loop Half Marathon | – Running Fitness Article

2019 Lighthouse Loop Half Marathon | On October 26th, I ran the 2019 Lighthouse Loop Half Marathon in Port Orange, Florida. It was my 39th half marathon. I didn’t know it would be one of my tougher ones to date. You just never know what race day will bring. I woke up about 3:40am on race morning to get ready. The race was located about an hour and twenty minutes from me. Once I got dressed, and grabbed my gear,…

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Taking the Long Way Home: Race Recap: Hot Chocolate 15k – Running Fitness Article

Taking the Long Way Home: Race Recap: Hot Chocolate 15k Will run for chocolate.As much as I love chocolate, I’d rather run for beer, but it has to be a good beer and that doesn’t seem to be much of an option these days! I’ve run the Hot Chocolate 15k three times now. It’s not my favorite race–there always seem to be some glitches–but I do like the distance and the swag is good. My friend Steph wanted me to…

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2019 Revel Mt Lemmon Marathon Race Recap – Running Fitness Article

2019 Revel Mt Lemmon Marathon Race Recap This year has been the busiest running year of my life… and I just closed it out with my last marathon of the year, the Revel Mt. Lemmon Marathon in Tucson, AZ! For the fourth year in a row (!), Melissa and I planned a racecation to check a new state off our list (this wasn’t the original intention, but now we’ve become a little more creative with our planning). From D.C. to…

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Chicago 5K Race and Marathon Weekend Recap – Fitness Article

Chicago 5K Race and Marathon Weekend Recap Many big marathons are now hosting pre-race 5K events, celebrating the international running community, encouraging visitors and locals to take advantage of the race weekend. I took part in the Tokyo Friendship 4K when I ran the Tokyo Marathon (check out my friend Anna’s video from the run!), have watched the New York Dash to the Finish Line 5K and this weekend, ran the International Chicago 5K. As I wasn’t running the marathon,…

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2019 Loopet Loppet Race Review – Running Fitness Article

I think I forgot to write a race review for this last year (or life was too crazy and I never got around to it), but this is my second year running the Loopet Loppet! Some background: The Loppet Foundation is a local Minneapolis foundation that focuses on making physical activity accessible/important to all and the Loopet Loopet is a trail run that they host where you try to run as much as you can in 12 hours. They have…

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Great South Run Race Recap – Fitness Article

This was my second year running the Great South Run and the weather did not disappoint either year; it isn’t always sunny at the seaside but it seems that somethings shining down on Portsmouth during the GSR! I didn’t leave enough time to get to the race this morning, meaning I had a bit of a last minute panic trying to find parking and ended up parking in a rather questionable spot. I hot footed it to the start line,…

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Sparkly Runner: 2019 WDW Marathon Weekend: Marathon Recap – Running Fitness Article

Going into this year’s marathon, I felt pretty good. I’d hit the majority of my training runs, had no major injuries, and didn’t get sick in the days before the race. Woohoo! I was ready. Matthew and I got up early on marathon morning and got our bags packed and ready; mine with snacks, body, glide and flip flops for after the race, Matthew’s with snacks, cow bells, and sunscreen. The weather forecast had changed dramatically from the few days…

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Sparkly Runner: 2019 WDW Marathon Weekend: Spectating the Half Marathon – Running Fitness Article

For 2019, Matthew and I each chose one race to run during the weekend. I chose the full, he chose the half. So a few Saturdays ago, we woke up at o’dark thirty and headed to Epcot for the start of the 2019 WDW Half Marathon.  Three Dopeys, a Donald, and a Mickey. We met up at the usual spot with our ohana (Jeff, Katherine, and Nathan) who were all doing the Dopey Challenge- in fact, they are all PERFECT…

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