The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. Like always, thoughts and opinions are my own.

Prepare for a picture-rific post!

As you may have gathered from yesterday, I didn’t set a new PR (personal record) for the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon like I had hoped.

To be honest, I knew going into it that it would be a long shot, after all, last year my fitness revolved around running.

This year not so much. But even without the PR, I was pretty satisfied, no, I was very satisfied with my race outcome.

Of course I have a few reasons why I didn’t accomplish my goal.

These are the excuses we can all use to help justify one race and help motivate us for another.

But before I jump into what I did wrong… let’s cover what I did right. Shall we? We shall!

What I Did For A PERFECT Half Marathon.

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Marvelous Monday: I’m Back Baby!

October 20, 2014

Happy Monday Friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Ours was filled with far too much. Too much of everything… food, wine, put-put, and running. And not enough sleep. It’s currently Sunday and we just got home from our weekend in Myrtle Beach where I ran the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon for the […]

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Death By Kettlebells: SPOOKtacular Kettlebell Challenge

October 16, 2014
kettlebell halloween workout

I adore this time of the year. After months of heat and humidity, the overcast skies of October are actually calming. It’s as if October knows we want, no, need a moment to rest and catch our breath. Almost forcing us to curl up on the couch with a good book or movie as our […]

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The Ultimate Shake Lover’s Giveaway: Ninja Blender & Gnarly Supplement Basket

October 15, 2014
ninja blender giveaway

I love getting gifts but I REALLY love giving. And today… Today, I am giving one of you a pretty sweet gift basket. Let’s just say it’s a few of my favorite things.

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This Exercise Can Give You Kim Kardasian’s Butt & Jessica Biel’s Abs

October 13, 2014
hill running

And it doesn’t even include a squat or a crunch. Interested? Before I jump right into fitness, I have a secret to reveal. I have a girl crush on Jessica Biel. She’s always been my she-crush and I’m not ashamed. Source So, Jessica, if you read this… Let’s grab a latte, go run on the […]

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3 Deliciously Sweet Maple Syrup Recipes For Fall {Vegan & GlutenFree}

October 10, 2014

The following post is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Federation of Quebec Maple Producers. All opinions expressed are my own. If I told you that the first time I had real Canadian maple syrup, it was probably about 2 years ago, would you believe me? Well, sadly it’s true. In our house growing […]

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How To Plan A Successful Long Run: The Time I Ran 20 Miles

October 9, 2014
how to run 20 miles

Hello there! How’s life? So let’s just get straight to the point today… If you follow me on Instagram (if you’re not, why?) you may have seen that I ran 20 miles this past weekend. This was by far a new distance record for me. In fact, it beat my previous record by 5 miles. […]

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A Letter From A Woman To Her Cellulite

October 8, 2014
cellulite battle

Dearest Cellulite, Will you ever go away? For the past decade, I have done nothing but cringe at the thought of you. Every workout I’ve done, I’ve done with the hope that it will demolish you. That it would cause you to fade away into the darkness, never to surface again. I can’t tell you […]

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Spooktacular Confessions Of A Personal Trainer

October 6, 2014
spooktacular confessions of a trainer

It’s October! Well, I know I am a little behind on my confessions but that’s only because I wanted to make them extra special this month. October is my 2nd favorite month (behind December). I love the cooler temps, the crispness of the mornings and of course Halloween. Over the years, Halloween has become bigger […]

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The Spartan 300 Workout Challenge

October 4, 2014
300 workout

I hope your weekend is off to a fabulous start. Right now, chances are high that I am out running my longest run yet. More on that next week, that is, if I make it back safe. Ha. I wanted to share a workout with you, my gorgeous friends, on this absolutely gorgeous weekend. This […]

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Foods You Thought Were Bad But Aren’t: Rice

October 2, 2014
is rice good for you

Last week, I was talking with my boot campers answering questions at the end of our workout like I do every day when someone asked me what carby foods I ate. The order I responded with went something like this… Sweet potatoes Oatmeal Plantains Beans Rice Immediately, I was cut off when one of my […]

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