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I love this! So true! Whenever I have a bad day or I feel stressed my husband tells me to go for a run and I always feel better afterwards. Running is the best therapy. 

I love this! So true! Whenever I have a bad day or I feel stressed my husband tells me to go for a run and I always feel better afterwards. Running is the best therapy. 

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Winter Running Tip: Stay Hydrated!

Winter running can be a little deceiving in that you might not get as thirsty as you do on summer runs. However, it is very important to stay properly hydrated during the winter season. According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), close to 95% of hypothermia cases result in when people are not sufficiently hydrated before going out. The body is unable to regulate hydration as well in cold weather so be sure to drink up before, during and after your runs to ensure that you are well hydrated. 

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"We are designed to run, and we increase our chance of daily happiness when we do so."

— Jeff Galloway, American Olympian and author 

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My run is my time. It is my time to think. I have had some real breakthroughs and some of my best ideas during runs. If I find myself stressed or upset a run helps me to relax and unwind, to clear my mind. Running makes me happy. Rarely do I head out for a run and regret it afterwards. My run. My time. 

My run is my time. It is my time to think. I have had some real breakthroughs and some of my best ideas during runs. If I find myself stressed or upset a run helps me to relax and unwind, to clear my mind. Running makes me happy. Rarely do I head out for a run and regret it afterwards. My run. My time. 

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"You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."

— Christopher Columbus

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Winter Running Tip: Dress for 15 to 20 Degrees Warmer

It is easy to overdress for winter runs, the temperature might be dropping but the body heats up pretty quickly. You should feel chilled when you walk out the door, less is more. Layers that you can easily shed will help prevent overheating and excessive sweating. 



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Happy New Years!!! Have a fabulous 2013! 

Happy New Years!!! Have a fabulous 2013! 

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"Run often and run long, but never outrun your joy of running."

— Julie Isphording, retired American long distance runner

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So true. Winter conditions can be scary, and if it is icy out you should run indoors, but most of the time it looks worse than it actually is. You usually warm up within 10 minutes of your run and you are always happy when you are finished. Besides, you can warm up afterwards with a well deserved cup of hot cocoa. 

So true. Winter conditions can be scary, and if it is icy out you should run indoors, but most of the time it looks worse than it actually is. You usually warm up within 10 minutes of your run and you are always happy when you are finished. Besides, you can warm up afterwards with a well deserved cup of hot cocoa. 

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Product Rave - Gabrialla Maternity Belt

I am 6 months pregnant and I have been running throughout my pregnancy. About a month ago I started getting aches and pains in my lower back and below my stomach. I was filled with dread as I thought that I had to put my running on hold. As a runner, that is easier said than done.

I was devastated and really struggling with the idea. Then, I was introduced to maternity support belts, basically a bra for your belly. After reading about this online and engaging in plenty of research I landed on the Gabrialla Maternity Belt. I was giddy as a kid the night before Christmas waiting for it to arrive with the prospect of continuing to run.

It finally arrived a week later but felt like an eternity. I couldn’t wait to get out and give it a try.  As soon as I got home from work I threw on my running clothes. The belt is velcro and easy to adjust. Within minutes I was out on the trails and running like I did before I was pregnant. I was pain free and able to run faster, though I maintained a conversation pace per Dr.’s orders.

This product was a miracle worker for me. I am hoping that this belt will help me to continue to run throughout my pregnancy. So far so good!