Twin Cities One Mile 2019 Race Recap

Every May, there is a one mile race in downtown Minneapolis. I ran it for the first time last year and had so much fun. I never run “just” a mile, especially during a race, so its a fun way to see how your fitness has improved without a huge commitment.

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Easy Pantry Ingredient Energy Balls

With how active I am, I end up really hungry throughout the day and try to honor my hunger with snacks. I try to keep healthy snacks on hand, so I don’t reach for junk food. 

The last few weeks, I’ve felt like I haven’t been eating as good as I can, and I was looking at some energy ball recipes on Pinterest. When I ran to the grocery store, I totally forgot I wanted to make them and didn’t buy any special ingredients. So, I turned to my pantry to see what I could do with what I already had. 

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Hot Dash 10 Mile Race Recap

Last weekend, I ran the Hot Dash 10 mile race in Minneapolis. I have run the race the last 2 years as a part of the race series that I did leading up to the Twin Cities Marathon. I was never a huge fan of the race– it’s in the early spring when it’s hard to get out and train, and the course is really hilly. But, it’s always a nice butt kicking to kick off my spring races.

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How to Care for Lululemon Gear

So you just treated yourself to some new lulu clothes and you’re ready to get your sweat on. I love treating myself to nice gear that will perform and last. But, I’ve learned that you have to be really particular with how you launder your lululemon to prolong the life of your investment. 

Throwing lululemon clothes in your normal wash cycle can actually damage them or affect the performance of the fabrics!  I’ve created a guide based on lululemon’s care instructions and my own experiences with their gear. 

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Frozen V-Day 5k Race Recap

Last weekend, I ran my first race of the year: a valentines 5k. I’ve been working really hard on HIIT the last few months, but haven’t been doing a ton of running outside. I wasn’t really sure where my training was at, but I was hoping to be near a PR.

As the race approached, the weather conditions looked worse and worse. We had freezing rain, and then a lot of snow, and then were being hit with below-zero cold. Race morning was expected to be 12 below temperatures, and I was a little surprised they didn’t cancel due to the conditions. But, I do live in Minnesota and it’s a February race!

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How to Train for Your First 5k

If your new year’s resolution is to get in shape, I personally believe there is no better way than to start running! A great way to motivate yourself is to sign up for a 5k race. Races give you a goal to work towards and motivation to push yourself on race day!

If you’ve never run a 5k before, here are my top tips to prepare for race day.

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