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What is the Spiritual Side of Running? 

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What is the Spiritual Side of Running?

It’s noticing the messages of spirit/god/or whatever you call your higher power. This may be an animal you see, tripping on a branch, or a sudden burst of insight. I believe these are not coincidences, but messages from God/The Universe.

What is “God/higher power/the universe”?

To me, God is ...

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What to get started and don’t know where to start? Here are my top 6 tips to get you moving!

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Are all your friends are posting about all the 5ks, 10ks, & marathons on instagram and your wondering what the fuss is about? Have you always wanted to start running, but have no idea what you may need? Sometimes starting a new running program can be very overwhelming. It’s intimidating.

“What kind of shoes should I get?”

“Do I need special clothes?”

“Do I need an expensive running watch?”

Here are my top 6 recommendations to get you started running in no time!

  1. Keep it ...
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Do you see animals when you run? They may be trying to tell you something…

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How often do you see repeating numbers or animals? Perhaps you think nothing of it or label it a mere coincidence. I am here to tell you, it is so much more. Often, God/spirit/universe will use these tools to communicate messages to us.

Since I run outside, I often see animals during my training runs. Instead of brushing it off, as a mere coincidence., I take note. There will be weeks that go by, ...

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How to Live a Life You Don’t Need a Vacation From

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You know the saying, “live a life you don’t need a vacation from”? Although I understood it, it never seemed attainable to me. I always thought to myself, “when I get the dream job” or “after the kids are older” or “if I just could ….”.

That is, until this past year.

I went on a 7 day Carribean cruise with my family and noticed a dramatic difference. I noticed a major shift this year. I wasn’t craving a week to relax because I already ...

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Heart Rate Based Run Training: Maffetone Method 101

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Have you ever watched the movie Cars? There is a part in the movie where Doc Hudson tells Lightning McQueen he must go left to go right. I always thought that was a genius lesson in the movie. Sometimes we have to do something that seems so illogical, but really will get us to our goal in the long run. Heart rate based run training reminds me of this very lesson.

You must slow down to speed up. In ...

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Why Heart Rate Based Run Training?

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Why Heart Rate Based Run Training?

I train strictly via Heart Rate based run training. It’s been about 20 years since I first began distance running (I ran sprints in high school for a year, but I don’t count that!) and I was not always an advocate of heart rate based training.

Up until about 5 years ago, I trained according to my pace. I took nothing else into account…only my pace. I had a run scheduled and would check a box. ...

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Foot Strike in Running: Does it Really Matter?

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You’ve likely heard a lot about foot strike in running. You may have asked yourself, “does it matter where my foot strike is?”

Yes.

Consistently having a heel strike is like putting on the brakes with each step. It can be an inefficient way to run. Your anterior chain must  work to slow down your forefoot. Your posterior chain will have to work to get your momentum going again. This can lead to a whole host of problems from shin splints, to knee, IT band, and hip ...

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Abiding in silence: my silent retreat experience

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I just returned from a 2 1/2 day silent retreat hosted by Yoga on High at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford, OH. It was such a rejuvenating experience.

It was my first silent retreat, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew I would be doing yoga and meditation, which I was excited about.  As an INFJ personality, I really crave alone time, which once I thought about it, I don’t really get unless I am out on a ...

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What is this blog about?

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If you are beginning to ask questions like, “who am I?”, “why am I here?”, and “what is my life’s purpose?” Then you’ve come to the right place. You don’t have to be a runner or yogi to follow my blog. You DO need to be a seeker. A seeker for a more spirit-led life. A more authentic life.

The mission of my blog is to empower, educate, and inspire women to life a more authentic life by finding balance. Following your passions and inner ...

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Paying attention to signs

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Signs and synchronicities.

They are all around us. We often go through life ignoring them. Once you start to paying attention to the synchronicities, it’s astounding how many there are, just waiting for our attention.

What are the significance of synchronicities?

When I have a synchronicity happen in my life, I interpret it as a God wink. These signs serve as validation I am on the right path at that moment or perhaps, I need to be paying attention ...

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