2017 Marathon Training – Week 1

Two things get their start in early June - the rainy season in Florida, and for me.......marathon training! This will be my third marathon, which is a really good omen because: “the rule of three” (Latin-"omne trium perfectum") principle suggests things that come in...

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Kronos Croom 5 miler

The last race before the beginning of - drum roll please - marathon training! Just a couple of months ago I had hiked this very trail in the Withlacoochee State Forest for the first time and instantly fell in love with it. When the opportunity arose to run here I...

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2017 IronGirl 13.1

2017 marked my fourth year running this race! It also marked my fourth "runniversary", which means that exactly four years ago I ran my very first race and "got hooked"! Speaking of hooked - the day before to the race we went fishing. Great opportunity to rest your...

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Starkey Stomp, Trail 13.1

Trail running is always an incredible challenge, but that's why I love it so much. It's also excellent cross training for the many miles I log on the road. Trails have the benefit of changing my running gait, getting me up on my toes and shortening my stride through a...

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2017 Gasparilla Half Marathon

Finally - my first half marathon of 2017. A bit of a tough one. 3:30 a.m. wake-up call. Yikes! It's been a while since I last had to get up this early for a race. I prepared my Oatmeal, filled my Camelbak with Nuun, and headed out to the race site in downtown Tampa. I...

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Poseidon’s Wrath 10k

Considering my hip & back issues of the past three months I came very close to skipping this race. On race morning however, and despite the chilly weather (48 degrees), I felt really good and decided to go for it. I drove an hour to the race site at Alafia River...

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2017 – New Year, New You?

Really though......New Year, New You? Motivation to make a change may be high right now, but what do you do when that feeling starts to fade? You can see it year after year………in January the gyms are packed full with “New Year’s Resolutioners” but by March/April the...

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Hot Chocolate 15k Tampa

It's a wrap! This race marks the end of the 2016 "racing season" for me. And it was one for the record books, although not in terms of speed...... The temperature at the start - 72 degrees. The temperature at the finish - 84 degrees. In DECEMBER. Almost 90% humidity....

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Ragnar Trail Alafia River 2016

Some of us had been waiting for this opportunity for quite some time (after the Key West fiasko), but at long last we ran a Ragnar relay race. The technicalities: a team is made up of 8 runners (or 4 on an ultra team). Each runner runs three legs. Each leg is of a...

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Spacecoast Half Marathon 2016

Three years ago, I ran my very first half marathon. Hard to believe that this race marks half marathon #15, and the fastest one to date! The day before the race I posted on IG how much I was looking forward to this race because there was NO pressure to run a certain...

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About Alex

Wife, runner, German native, beach bum, foodie, and wine lover. If you’re looking for info on how to run your next PR you’ve come to the wrong place. I’m not an expert on running or nutrition, and I won’t tell you what else you should or shouldn’t do. I'm fairly creative but notorious for starting fifty different projects and finishing (n)one. My blog is simply a collection of my personal experience in the crazy world of - running! Along the way I’ll also share what other random projects I’m currently into.

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