2019 NYC Marathon Race Recap – J Bird Runs – Budapest Travel Article

2019 NYC Marathon Race Recap – J Bird Runs This race was my fourth world major and I think I’m finally getting the hang of them (if I say so myself)! How to have fun, not let the crowds stress me out, still run well, and enjoy the city. Race day kicked off at 4:00am. I took a quick shower, got dressed, braided my hair, checked and rechecked everything, rolled my calves out, and headed downstairs to try and be…

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Seattle & Voluntary Relo – J Bird Runs – Budapest Travel Article

Seattle & Voluntary Relo – J Bird Runs Happy Monday! We spent the better part of yesterday packing up and driving over to my parent’s house in Chico. A big chunk of CA is going through wildfires, which is pretty scary to see. Thankfully, our home is ok. We have lost power though, and it looks like it may not kick back on until we leave for New York. As we both work from home, we decided to head up…

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Fall, is that you? – J Bird Runs – Budapest Travel Article

Fall, is that you? – J Bird Runs It’s feeling like Fall here now! Now, let’s just hope it feels that way in New York. The weather is showing mid 60s right now, but it also changes every 5 seconds, because East Coast. I am working on compiling a list of all the recommendations everyone has given me, and its starting to get exciting! As far as goals for New York go, I will probably run it for fun and…

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Humidity is the Poor Man’s Altitude – J Bird Runs – Budapest Travel Article

Humidity is the Poor Man’s Altitude – J Bird Runs Ok – if you live in Florida, have lived in Florida, have visited Florida, or you know someone that has visited Florida, you already know it’s humid. Supposedly, humidity is the poor man’s altitude. I’m not sure that’s true. But OMG it was exponentially harder running for 18 miles at 9:30 pace on a flat road, that it was running at 10k feet up a mountain with 5k of elevation…

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Friday Favorites – J Bird Runs – Budapest Travel Article

Friday Favorites – J Bird Runs Definitely forgot to hit publish on this yesterday! So happy to home today though & headed out for 20 miles! Happy Friday! We haven’t done one of these in a while. I am traveling home from Chicago today and thinking of all the Chicago marathoners! I have my tracking app all set up. First! Kipchoge did it!! 1:59:40! Check out the post here: View this post on Instagram HISTORY! A post shared by Eliud…

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20 & Oktoberfest – J Bird Runs – Budapest Travel Article

20 & Oktoberfest – J Bird Runs The air is feeling CRISP this morning! We still have a few weeks of 80-85 degrees in the afternoons here & there, but we are definitely getting to cooler weather. Here’s hoping Chicago will be cool in a few weeks! I’m not running, but have a lot of friends who are. I got my first 20 miler in for New York this weekend & it felt awesome. I am REALLY nervous for this…

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Orienteering in Stockholm – Slow Travel Stockholm – Sweden Travel Article

Orienteering in Stockholm – Slow Travel Stockholm Orienteering in Stockholm Lisa Ferland discovers orienteering in the forest outside of Stockholm is a great family activity that exercises both the mind and body. You can test it out yourself in the city until October 31. Our thumbs held our location on the map folded in our hands. We were in the middle of the woods with nothing but large rocks and hills to orient ourselves. Where were we? Was the bend…

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Temp Cutoff for Shorts? – J Bird Runs – Budapest Travel Article

Temp Cutoff for Shorts? – J Bird Runs So yesterday I ran in 47 degrees wearing a sports bra, loose thermal, gloves, beanie & shorts. My legs were pretty cold! I’m switching to leggings today although I don’t feel ready. Kind of like I don’t feel ready to turn on the heater. I LOVE a chilly day, but I don’t miss the winter running laundry. I guess 50 degrees is my cutoff for switching from shorts to leggings. I feel…

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