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Birthday Burpee Boot-Camp Bash

I love teaching boot-camp on my birthday and like to incorporate something challenging but fun at the same time.  So for my 54th bday on Monday, I created 2 workouts highlighting my favorite exercise.  The Burpee.    One segment was 5 minutes long, and the second was 4 minutes long.  And yes,  it's a challenging …

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You Get What You Put In

When setting health and fitness goals, the SMART method is a great blueprint ;  Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic or Relative and Timely.   But there's one more important piece of the puzzle. Pat can I buy a vowel?  I'll take an "e" please.  As in Effort. When setting goals don't forget to identify and quantify how …

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Fitness Friday: Keli Runs a Marathon (again)

Today I'll unpack my recent race.  It was my 12th marathon and 3rd time running NY  and let me tell you, the Big Apple did not disappoint! When you toe up to the starting line for a race, especially anything over the 10K distance, you've spend the past 12, 16 or even 20 weeks training …

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Monday Motivation: A “No Matter What” Approach

I'm training for the NYC marathon.  It will be the 3rd time running this race and my 12th marathon.  So I'm no stranger to the discomfort and time consuming nature of a 16 week training plan. But summer training? It was kicking my ass. My training plan started July 15th and for the first 3 …

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Hop On the Training Train

Let's say you are encouraged to register for a race.  Yay!  Races are fun, right?  Your friends high-five you, they tag you on social media with super-cool hashtags (#awesome, #thisgirlruns) and then it's on. Sooo, now what?  Right?! Training for a race or event takes three things.  A training plan. Some jiggering of your schedule …

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Going Green

"Green exercise" refers to activities done in natural surroundings such as city parks and campuses as well as open space, trails and natural parks.   Studies show is delivers mental, physical and even spiritual benefits while providing positive effects on health, well-being and athletic performance. I get that.  My week day runs during the school …

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