Week 4: Finish strong!

Well, here we are! We made it to week 4! I hope you all have exceeded your weekly goals, and found strength within you to do better everytime you hit the pavement. So, what is your last goal for the month?

While I want to keep it reasonable, because I know slow increases are important, I am going to suggest a less modest final goal as well.

(Whether you choose to attempt the goal that seems slightly more attainable or something to push you a bit harder, you’re doing great and will continue to do well. Don’t be ashamed, running is hard!)

Week 4 Goal: three 1.5 mile runs, two 2 mile runs;
less modest
: three 1.5 mile runs, one 2 mile run, AND one 3 mile run!

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When Your Running Legs Don’t Want To Run

On my run this morning, I was reminded of an all too familiar feeling: tired legs. Although my mind and heart were in it to win it, the ol’ legs were not having it.

When I realized I was going to run out my 5 miles as planned, I started thinking how I would actually get this completed.

You, my lovely readers, I’m sure experience this same situation some days. How you get through it, I’m not sure. However, if the case is that you in fact, DON’T get through it, and choose to stop, I  have some suggestions for next time sleepy leg syndrome comes creeping into your run. Continue reading

Change change change

Happy Sunday!!

I just want to let everyone know that I’m making some changes to the site — getting my own domain so I can make it the best possible for all my favorite readers 🙂

I may be slow to post these next couple days, but keep with your running and refer to 10 Ways To Stay On Track for help meeting your week 3 goals!! But, be sure to come back soon because things they are a changin’ in the Will Run For Food world 🙂

And remember…

Happy Running!

Sign up for a race

One of my readers reminded me that a great way to keep yourself working hard is to sign up for a race. Even if it’s a 5k, it’s worth doing. When you set a personal goal, it’s easy to forget about it. A race, however, is set in stone and once it’s paid for, you are in it to win it whether you want to be or not!

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Here it comes…. Week 3!

Hey all, so I don’t have much time at the very moment to talk a whole lot, but I know I’m late in getting week 3’s goal out to you!

Week 3 goal: 2 days of 2 miles, and 2 days of 1.5 miles!

I hope you atleast reached one 2 mile run last week, because this week you have two! I know you can do it! Once your body gets into the rhythm it just starts to work like clockwork!

Happy running, I’ll be back tomorrow with more!

PS If you missed it, check out the post Food to Fuel a Fit Figure. Nothing better than getting your day started with the right breakfast!

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10 Easy Ways To Stay On Track With Your Running

I want to start by saying that I came up with this post idea while running — so good things can come from a nice, long run! While on my last mile I began to think about what I like about running so much… why do I get out of my cozy bed that has a cute cuddling boy in it every morning at 6:30 to run for an hour before working an 8 hour shift?

I realized that running has become a part of who I am. When I describe myself, I say “runner,” or some form of Hey, I like to run!

Let me remind you, though, that this is something that did not happen over night, in fact it didn’t happen in a couple months… It has been a year since I started running, and it has taken that long for me to say with conviction, “I’m A Runner.”

With that said, there are so many ways for you to keep on pushing yourself, to get to the point I have finally reached. Running can do so many things for you, if only you allow yourself to get there. That’s where this post comes in. Continue reading

Have fun with your run this weekend

The weekend is here, you’re tired from a long week of work and don’t want to get out for a run. However, staying on track throughout the weekend is very important. Not to mention this weekend, with super bowl munchies on Sunday. Most weekends, though, we unintentionally end up eating significantly more calories than during the week. In an article from MSNBC, dietitian Kim Gorman said, “Many dieters feels as though they’re dieting all the time but not losing weight, when, in fact, they’re creating a calorie deficit Monday through Friday but filling it — and more — during the weekend.”
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