Steph Rothstein Interview – Part 2

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On the New Balance Falmouth Road Race Weekend, I was fortunate to interview elite mother runner Steph Rothstein Bruce, here is Part 2 of my interview. Part 1 of the interview dealt with Steph’s training during pregnancy and the birth of her son, while Part 2 will include information on her return to training, her company Picky Bars, and her coaching business. … 

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ASICS GEL Pursue™ Review

 

ASICS GEL Pursue™

 

A few weeks ago I was contacted to review a pair of the new ASICS GEL Pursue™ running shoes. The GEL Pursue™ recently won the Runner’s World Best Debut Shoe for Fall 2014. I will admit that I was apprehensive about going back to a more traditional running shoe, but I have to say I was impressed! The GEL Pursue™ is a neutral shoe that was designed for the runner looking for a more responsive shoe. I would agree that it is definitely more responsive than some more traditional shoe models. The GEL Pursue™ is very comfy and has substantial cushioning (the GEL part of the equation!), but I can still feel the road–a great combo…. 

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Main Street Mile 2014 Recap

Yesterday, my 6 year-old and I ran our first race together– the Main Street Mile. This was my first race as a child growing up in Falmouth, so it was nostalgic to get to run it with my oldest son! Although the course is a little different from when I first ran it, the family friendly nature of the event is still the same! We started at the Village Green in downtown Falmouth and ran down Main Street before making a right onto Walker Street. We followed Walker Street to Surf Drive and finished the race shortly after the turn.

Main Street Mile 1

Me and my mini me!

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Splitting Up a Workout ~ Good Idea or Bad?

Splitting up a long run

Sometimes life gets in the way of training and workouts, and something has to give. Yesterday was one of those days! I had 8 miles on the plan with a 1 mile warm up, 6 miles at 8:41, and a 1 mile cool down. With my husband working late, I had to squeeze the workout in at a different time of day. My awesome mother in law offered to come over and babysit so I could squeeze in a run.

That being said, I only had about an hour to get in my run at the gym. I knew that going to the gym and doing 8 miles and being back in time to pick up my oldest after school wasn’t going to happen. I couldn’t move the workout to tomorrow because I have my long run on Saturday morning. Solution: I decided to run 5 yesterday and 3 today.

While I was mulling over splitting up the workout, I decided to do some research to solve this age-old problem among runners!… 

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What to Do with Race Bibs and Medals (and a Giveaway!)

What to do with Race Bibs and Medals

When you start competing in races, you will start wondering what to do with race bibs and medals. Some people like to save them, while others donate them to Medals4Mettle. Others, like me, tend to give them to my kids. I have saved some of my most memorable race bibs and medals, and I have always meant to do something with them. I love the race medal coaster idea, but I honestly don’t think I can handle any more small items in my house at this point in time!… 

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Back to School (and Some Sense of Normalcy!)

Yesterday was back to school– first day of first grade for my oldest, and although I am sad to see summer vacation is over, I am craving a return to normalcy and routines in the household! My 4 year-old will head to orientation day at preschool on Friday and full-time the following week. I truly love my kids, but it can be exhausting entertaining, refereeing, feeding, cleaning, etc. for two months straight!

My work is also picking up, so it’s been hard to juggle work hours and making sure I spend enough time with the boys. Starting next week, I will have Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9-2 with only William. I’m crossing my fingers that he continues to develop his nap routine, and I get a good morning and afternoon nap. I can only imagine what I’ll be able to accomplish! ;-)… 

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BOB Revolution PRO® Review

BOB Revolution PRO Review

I got my first glimpse of the BOB Revolution® PRO at Baby Palooza this summer, and I couldn’t wait to try it out myself! The  BOB Revolution® PRO debuted this past summer, along with the Revolution FLEX. I have really enjoyed using this BOB for running, walking, and general use around town. Here’s my full review:… 

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Favorite Things Friday- Running Gear (and a Giveaway!)

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It’s been a while since I did a Favorite Things Friday, so I thought I would do one with some of my running gear! Here is what I am loving right now:

Skirt Sports Cougar Skirt– I think this running skirt is so much fun. All of my current running skirts are flat front and monotone, so it was fun to mix it up with this one. I always wear the Marathon Chick skirt, and this is the first time I have tried a different style. It’s comfortable and has the shorts underneath, if you like that style. I love the fearless purple/snake charmer print combo. It’s super vibrant and fun!… 

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Half Marathon Training Check-In!

I am now in Week 13 (Run Less, Run Faster plan) of my half marathon training, and I’m feeling pretty good overall. Last week’s long run was 10 miles, my furthest run postpartum. This week is a scheduled down week, and then I will be up to 11 miles next weekend. So far on my racing schedule I have the ZOOMA Cape Cod half marathon on September 27, the Cape Cod Half Marathon on October 25, and the Gore-Tex® Philadelphia Half Marathon on November 23. My goal half is the Philly Half Marathon, so the others will be training runs.

Gore Tex Philadelphia Marathon… 

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Top 10 Best Dogs for Running

 

Best Dogs for Running

I have been asked on a number of occasions: “What are the best dogs for running?” The answer is–there are many different breeds that could fit the bill for your next running partner. It depends on what kind of running you do and what kind of lifestyle you lead when you’re not running! In our family, we have a loving greyhound, Holly (in the picture above).

Holly is very fast, much faster than I am, but she is lacking in the endurance department. If I wanted to turn her into a running companion, I would have to gradually work her up in distance. This is something you should do with most breeds. So, besides greyhounds, what other breeds are the best dogs for running (in my opinion)? Read on (the list is numbered, but they are in no particular order):… 

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