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Iced Coffee Catch Up

It’s been a very long time since we’ve caught up. Please excuse my lack of blogging, but life is more overwhelming than EVER. What’s keeping me running? ICED (or just any kind of) COFFEE, of course. Old iced coffee pic – my car now has over 50,000 miles on it! Let’s do a 5 point update: Running¬† I registered for my usual Race Against Hate…

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Recent Happenings

Good morning! I took the day off because I have been running myself ragged with work and wedding planning. Not much actual running has been happening, which is part of why I have not stopped by the blog in a while. Life has been good, but busy. Our wedding is just over 3 months away and we are on track with planning! Right now we…

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Coffee Date

Good morning. Thought I’d share my thoughts and a coffee with anyone who’s reading this today ūüėČ As you can see, holiday cups have made their return and we are in the midst of yet another change of seasons. Last I spoke to you, it was definitely autumn, but now we are heading towards winter. This clearly means that my blogging continues to be consistently…

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Bear with us: Mel’s Miles will be back to normal soon!

Hello, dedicated readers! Mel’s running buddy Sara here. You may have noticed something¬†weird happening with Mel’s Miles over the past few days. We¬†were hacked by¬†a massive doxxing attack last week, which apparently affected more than 10,000 WordPress websites. Please stick with us as we address the issue. Lucky for Mel, her race buddy (me!) doubles as a software engineer ‚ÄĒ so I’m working on getting…

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I’m a 2016 Women’s Health Magazine Action Hero!

I’m so excited to announce that I have been selected by Women’s Health Magazine to be an Action Hero in 2016. You may already know about this opportunity because I posted about¬†it on my¬†Instagram last week, but I wanted to make sure to announce¬†that I get to be an Action Hero¬†on all of my social media channels – especially because this blog is centered on…

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Marathon Announcement, Continuing My Healthy Journey, and Last Week’s Workouts

^How’s that for a post title, right? First off, if you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I was selected from the lottery to participate in¬†the Chicago Marathon! I am so excited!!! I ran the marathon in 2012 and in 2015. I trained my heart out for my first marathon in 2012 and ran a very strong race. This was pre-blog, so I…

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Running My Own Race

Lately, I’ve been thinking about comparison traps. I have lived most of my life using other people as examples of how I “should” be – both with running and with pretty much anything else. My guess is that I’m not the only one here who has fallen into a comparison trap; as I’ve trained to be/worked as a counselor, I have come to learn that…

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Still Going Strong!

Happy Workout Wednesday, everyone. I’m proud to say that I continue to remain focused on my goals, which center on achieving a higher level of physical fitness. As I mentioned in other posts, I gained around 7 pounds total since last year and I really want to lose it. I’ve been tracking my calories on MyFitnessPal, am more mindful about how much/what I eat, and…

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