My Heart is in Boston

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It’s bizarre to me that last year at almost this exact time, I was pouring my heart out in a post called “The Day I Most Miss Being in Boston.” It was a love letter to my hometown, and since I was feeling particularly homesick, I really wished I could have teleported myself to the Boston Marathon starting line, to recreate the memories I’d had as a child. I’d like that teleporter again in 2014.

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What the Heck is PiYo Strength?


I’m a newly certified PiYo Strength instructor — and I’m in love with the format. It’s strength building — lunges, push-ups, burpees — combined with postures from yoga and pilates — the warrior series, sun salutations — set to Top 40 music. It’s not like any other yoga class you’ve ever taken, but you will build flexibility, balance and sweat a heck of a lot.

Things I’m Loving: Part 2


From Disney to new shoes and fabulous FREE race photos, there are a lot of things making me happy right now. Here are a few that make the list.

How I Got My 5K and 1/2 Marathon PRs

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I have five tips that you can use to help become a faster, stronger and more fit runner — they helped me PR at the 5K and half marathon distances in less than six months.

Hitched at the Ironman Finish Line


Melissa Moo Harkins had a long and winding road to becoming a business owner — but hey, she’s a triathlete so she knows that it’s not just about the destination; it’s about the journey.

Design Your Media Kit Using Microsoft Word

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I am so, SO excited to share this guest post with you today. It comes from my friend Kayla, who first came to me as a blog consulting client…but has quickly become one of my biggest inspirations. One of the tasks I gave her was to create a media kit, and I shared some of [...]

Thank You, Jerk in College

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During a weekend run, I wrote a letter to a college bully and decided to forgive his terrible behavior. Because hurt people hurt people.