So You Had a Rough Day?

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by Samantha Bluske from Run Happy, Run Fierce No matter what level you are training at, there has probably been a point in time where you have had a few weeks of great training—you’re hitting workouts, long runs and you

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Running HURTS

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from Run Happy, Run Fierce “OMG! You ran a huge PR!  Did you feel amazing?!” I’ve been asked this question a few times since my 4th place finish at the USATF Marathon Championships and my response has been the same every

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The Magic of CIM

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from Run Happy, Run Fierce It’s been three days since I finished 4th at the USATF Marathon Championships which was hosted by the California International Marathon and I still have to remind myself that it wasn’t a dream.  I truly

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Even Coaches Need a Coach

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from Run Happy, Run Fierce Since my freshman year of college, I have had 4 different coaches.  Throughout my 5 years of undergrad, I had 3 different coaches–I brought some of the inconsistency on myself since I transferred schools after

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Nutrition & Injuries

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from Run Happy, Run Fierce Disclaimer: I am not a registered dietitian; I received my undergraduate degree in Dietetics but never completed my internship following graduation to become a registered dietitian. When a runner is faced with an injury that

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April Update: Temporarily Sidelined

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from Run Happy, Run Fierce To be honest, this blog is a reminder to myself. It is the rational side of my brain speaking rather than the crazy irrational side. It is a written reminder to myself that I am

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Embracing the Daily Grind

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from Run Happy, Run Fierce My alarm goes off at 6:15am and the very last thing I want to do is get out of bed and battle the cold temps for a 90 minute run on Monday morning and that 45 minute

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My Fear of the Track

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from Run Happy, Run Fierce I’ve been telling myself for a year now that I needed to get back on the track and conquer some fears that I have developed. Throughout my 5th year of college, I became a very

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My First True Love

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from Run Happy, Run Fierce Dear Running, I vividly remember the day I fell in love with you. I was 9 years old, I remember the exact baggy t-shirt I was wearing and the basketball shorts I was drowning in.

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Lone Wolf

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from Run Happy, Run Fierce I have always been part of a team. From tee ball through college. A team of women training and racing together creates this unbelievable energy that permeates the group. Crossing the finish line and celebrating

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