Workout Wednesday – IT Band Exercises for Runners

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It is Workout Wednesday! And yes, I just decided ‘Workout Wed’ is going to be a thing, and I’m pretty excited about it. A few years ago I hurt my IT Band following the Disney World Marathon. My band was too tight and weak and caused major pain in my knee. I was benched for weeks and had to go to physical therapy and everything. You can read about my IT Band diagnosis and … [Read more...]

Marine Corps Marathon Results and Recap

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Marathon #7 for 2013 is done! I ran the Marine Corps Marathon today. Here’s my recap and random pics… Morning usual. Since I am running NYC next weekend (and ran a full two weeks ago and the hat trick last weekend) I knew my only choice was to enjoy this race. I made a little bet with Hector – the person to take the best picture wins. We had a PR contest = Picture … [Read more...]

Vlog – Running Form “Nips Hips and Chips”

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I really want to do a video every Wednesday or Thursday so you can plan which days to avoid RER and/or watch my vlogs while your boss is in a meeting. So, saying it here makes it official – stay tuned! Today’s vlog is about running form – how to move your arms while running. Yes, it’s not rocket science and yet there are still hundreds of people doing ‘the T-Rex’ while … [Read more...]

Marathon Taper Tips Tuesday

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Hello! After a 5k, 10k and half marathon this weekend a rest day was in order. So, all I did yesterday was take a short walk to prevent my legs from getting tight. I even found this walking stick to help me get going… This morning I started my day with a 6 mile check in run. I’m feeling okay after the hilly half marathon this weekend. Breakfast: I am obsessed with cream … [Read more...]

Runners World Office Tour

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Hello from Pennsylvania! It was a long trek to get here but after a long flight and bus ride I arrived in Bethlehem, PA – I’m pretty sure it’s not the Bethlehem where Jesus was born, but I’ll check my facts and get back to you. Head’s up – I am going to be sipping Dunkin Donuts the entire time and might be bouncing off the walls. This is love. We checked in to the hotel and … [Read more...]

Packing for a Destination Marathon or Half Marathon

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Hello! I have several out-of-town half and full marathons coming up in the next few months. Traveling is awesome, but can be stressful too – especially when a race is involved! Even if you are not trekking across the country for a race, odds are you’re taking a long drive or staying overnight in a hotel to make it easy. Since I’ve already run 13 races in 2013, I have this … [Read more...]

10 Tips to Survive Your Long Run

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Hello and Happy Tuesday! I started my day with a few Yasso 800s. It’s been a while since I’ve done any kind of attempt at speed work and I was so proud of myself I tweeted at Mr. Bart Yasso himself. And he responded! Ah!! My ankle is still a little tight so I’m not sure what that mean’s for this weekend’s run. I think it’s partially because I’ve been running so much in my … [Read more...]

Do You Run Every Day?

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Hello! How’s your week going? Mine is busy since I was away from my computer for a few days last weekend exploring Maine. It was awesome, but the emails piled up And I’m headed to the IDEA conference in LA tomorrow so I want to get it together before I go! I’ve been going back and forth with running and eating posts on RER lately and haven’t done too many life casting … [Read more...]

Meeting the BEST Runners in the USA–Beach to Beacon Press Conference

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Wow. Friday was The.Best.Day. I have been bursting with excitement to tell you all about how I met Meb and Ryan Hall and Deena Kastor!!!  I can’t even handle it. First let me back up a step… I got into Maine super late Thursday and took a cab to the Inn. We stayed at Higgin’s Beach Inn and it was the cutest! I woke up and took a walk down to the beach on Friday, but it … [Read more...]

What to Eat Before a Long Run – What I ate before this weekend’s race

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Happy Wednesday! This morning I started my day with 10 miles. I’m trying to pack in a good run before I travel tomorrow, but I am not fully recovered from this weekend’s trail race. I wish I could have taken an ice bath, but we couldn’t jump into Lake Arrowhead because of rules and blah blah blah. I received a great reader question last week and thought I’d answer here – … [Read more...]

Training Plan to Run 3 Miles, I mean 30 Miles

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If you’ve been reading RER for more than a day it’s pretty obvious I have made a lot of bad decisions… like that time I ate a whole bunny cake on a dare… the time I stayed up till 4am to watch the Royal Wedding the day before I started a new job… this debacle… or that whole “side bun” phase. What was I thinking? (But how cute is my little brother here?!) But, I think the … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Marathon Expo

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Hello! I hit up the Los Angeles Marathon expo today. Who ran Rock N’ Roll DC?! How’d it go? This morning I started my day with a short walk around Dana Point. I am leading a wellness walk this week and did a trial walk to check it out. More info coming next week. Then, I came home to pack my race gear… I’m about 50 miles south of Los Angeles so a little drive and a lot of … [Read more...]

Training for a Marathon– What to Eat

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When I mentioned that changing how I fuel for a marathon changed EVERYTHING about the race – everyone wanted to know if I got into Lance Armstrong’s stash what I was eating?! Figuring out what/when to eat and drink while training for a marathon is a very very important part of training. And everyone is different – some people can’t handle certain types of gels/chews/drinks. I … [Read more...]

Rock N Roll New Orleans Recap and BEIGNETS

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Hello from New Orleans!!! This place is the best for eating and running and I’m having a great time. Let me fill you in on the all the food and my RnR New Orleans Marathon Recap… Yesterday I carb loaded at a hole in the wall with some Jambalaya. The service and food were just mediocre so I won’t mention the place. But, this was my first Jambalaya experience and I liked … [Read more...]

Foodie and Fitness Fashion Friday

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Hello! I am on my way to the airport to hop on a plane to New Orleans!!! I am so so excited for this trip since I’ll be hanging out with one of my favorite people in the world – Chandra! We met at the Healthy Living Summit a few years back and it was love at first drink… Oh don’t judge, you know you’ve been there. But – let’s get to the point of this whole RER thing – Running … [Read more...]

Love ‘em OR Leave ‘em?

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I am a Brooks Run Happy Ambassador and recently the company contacted me with a fun offer – In the spirit of Valentine’s Day I could outfit someone and take them out on a “Run Happy” date. Being a running shoe nerd, I was super excited to pick out a pair of Brooks running shoes for Ben. I took into consideration – his size, potential mileage and crazy high ballerina arches. I … [Read more...]