My Fit Journey

Guest blogging this week is Donna Rogers. She was the recipient Mayor's award in Long Branch... When my children were young I would walk on the boardwalk every morning. I was active with both of my children and very involved with the P.T.O. At that time, my weight and...

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Doing Good Does Not Prevent Evil

Doing Good Does Not Prevent Evil

Her name was Katrina Vetrano, and her life was cut short and taken tragically, senselessly, and brutally. She was doing what she loved to do, what we all love to do, on a gorgeous day. Sun on her face. She was running.

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What to do BEFORE and AFTER You RUN

What to do BEFORE and AFTER You RUN

Guest blogging this week is running coach Jen Vieth. Check out her article on getting the most out of your run. So we all know the miraculous act of running involves placing one foot in front of the other and pushing off in a forward motion. Easy right? But most...

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Chasing the Unicorn

Chasing the Unicorn

So at 57 years old, I am chasing the Unicorn.  It was an innocent statement I made to my now coach, “I am tired of these old ladies beating me, but maybe I will be able to qualify for Boston by the time I am 60.”  And it started from there.  My coach saw a potential...

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Brighter than the Sun

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Eileen Bright, runner, teacher, Haitian American, Beauty and the Beach Run™, (BatBR™), enthusiast, and Ambassador for Black Girls Run! (BGR) Central New Jersey.  I was really excited to talk to Eileen because she has run...

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The Importance of Electrolyte Replenishment for Runners

As the warm weather sets in, many are preparing to take their exercise outdoors. Before heading out for your next run, make sure you are properly hydrated! Below I will share awesome tips to ensure you are fueled and ready to go. The heat of the outdoor sun combined...

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How Beauty and the Beach Run™ Saved my Life

I truly believe that goal setting is an important part of life. I think it helps bring us a feeling of fulfillment, teaches us about the flexibility of our limits and helps us conquer our fears, one little bit at a time. I know, because I spent a lot of my life just...

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I’m in it for the ice cream…sometimes

A couple of weeks ago I was driving my daughter to Hebrew school. We were chatting and she says, “I’m getting ice cream today.” I said, “Just you?” She tells me, “Well, everyone is getting ice cream, but I get to pick the kind of ice cream I want. Everyone else is...

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Setting Training and Race Goals

Setting race goals is important as they likely will impact your training plan and your race day plan. Here I'll talk about two types of goals: Training goals and race day goals. Here are some examples of  Race Day goals: Performance Goals: A goal that measures success...

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Nutrition During Endurance Training and Racing

There is a lot of info to go through and I'd like to get to the basics for you right away, and from there you can research more information, if you care to.   Not only is the topic important, but it's not easy to present it in a simple "do this" format which you can...

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Weight Gain During Training & After Your Race

Let's discuss weight gain after your race.  First, I'm not a doctor, just a certified endurance running coach, so please don't bet your health on my comments below as I can't see you and don't know your medical history! With that said, here is what my experience and...

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Dealing With Running Aches and Pains

I got some questions recently about running with aches and pains and what to do about it/them, if anything. That got me wondering how many of you are running with aches and pains of any kind. I don't mean the type of pain which shows up for a minute or two during a...

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Why You’re Already a Runner

So you signed up for the “Beauty and the Beach 5 Mile Run.” Congratulations on making an excellent choice! It is going to be a great race. But, maybe right about now some of you beauties may be thinking, “What the heck was I thinking registering for this race?” If you...

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Welcome Beauties!

The race committee for Beauty and the Beach 5 Mile Run is working full speed ahead and all we can think about these days are the strong, running beauties out there and Aslan Youth Ministries, our charity that, “through God’s love” helps change the lives of...

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