Category Archives: Running

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3 Year Runnerversary

I’ve been a solid user of MapMyRun since I started this “hobby” a few years back. Even with the recent transition to a Garmin Vivoactive, I still sync my workouts to MMR. Today, I received an email with a badge … Continue reading

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15K Complete – Hot Chocolate Philly

Amid lousy weather conditions (gusty winds, constant rain, and high 40’s temps), I completed the Philly Hot Chocolate 15K this morning. Finishers received a medal and a nice plastic “mug” complete with hot chocolate, chocolate fondue, and dippers. The only … Continue reading

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runDisney Changes Wine & Dine – For Better or Worse?

Life goes on, things change, out with the old and in with the new… even with runDisney. In the last year, we’ve seen a new Paris Disneyland race weekend, Star Wars events on both coasts (half marathon and challenges), the … Continue reading

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Back in the Training Groove

The year so far has been a weird one in terms of weather – a record 30″ of snow (IN ONE DAY!), followed a few weeks later by a massive rain event… temperatures all over the place… last week, the … Continue reading

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The Running Groove

Looking at my mileage totals for this past week, I surprised myself with a solid 15. Add the 5 I did today in the beautiful mid-50’s weather (February in northeastern US), and I’m off to a great start. I’ve settled … Continue reading

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Garmin Addition Part 2

While using the Vivoactive for a couple of light workouts, one thing that’s continuing to drive me nuts is being able to automatically sync workouts to MapMyRun. So far, I’ve had to export the workout data in TCX format from … Continue reading

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IronStrength Full Workout

Earlier today, I tackled the full IronStrength workout. Up until this point, I did portions of the workout in the hopes of gradually easing into it. Well, I’m here to say, there’s no “easing” into this thing. It’s a full-blown, … Continue reading

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Garmin VivoActive joins the club!

Since I starting this crazy running hobby back in 2013, I’ve been a faithful MapMyRun MVP user. It’s a nice little app that works on my iPhone, has GPS capabilities, and a bunch of other nice tracking features. However, with … Continue reading

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2015 Year in Review and Resolutions

Much like I did in 2014, a year into this “running” journey, I figured it would make sense to look back on the previous year. In 2015, I ran a total of 436.85 miles which is actually DOWN from 2014’s … Continue reading

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Last Long Run Before…

With the kids off at Winter Zoo Camp (hey, it’s a great way to get them out of the house for a day doing something they like), I headed out for what would be my last long run before Goofy … Continue reading

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