Author Archives: happierheather

City of Trails 5k

This weekend, my family ran the City of Trails 5k as our June family race. We ran this race last year and enjoyed it. This year, the race was even better! The City of Trails races, located in St. Croix … Continue reading

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Girls on the Run – Spring 5k

Back in August, I became a coach for Girls on the Run Twin Cities. I instantly fell in love with all things Girls on the Run (GOTR) related. While participants train for a 5k, they learn important life lessons such … Continue reading

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Wear Blue: Run to Remember

Yesterday, my family and I participated in the Wear Blue: Run to Remember event in Blaine, MN. From their website: wear blue: run to remember’s Memorial Day of Remembrance is our signature national event.  Partnering with local non-profits, we invite runners and … Continue reading

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Miles and Margaritas

My marathon training plan called for 23 miles this past weekend, which was scheduled for Saturday morning. Unfortunately, the weather has been rainy almost every day over the past week, so it was decided that we would run on Friday … Continue reading

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Run Like a Mother 5k

On Saturday, I ran the Run Like a Mother 5k at Phalen Regional Park. This race is considered the season kick-off race for Moms on the Run, though it is open to anyone to participate. For this race, there was … Continue reading

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Shoes, Fuel, and Gear

The marathon training process is all about experimentation, preparation, and planning. From choosing a training plan, planning running routes, and experimenting with fueling, it can be difficult to keep track of everything. For myself, I found it important to keep … Continue reading

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20 Miles and a Few Coronas

Bonus points if you sang the title to the tune of “18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses.” On Saturday, I met up with one of my running partners for the big 20 mile training run. Neither of us had ever … Continue reading

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