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Mondays Are For Marathons – J Bird Runs – Budapest Travel Article

Mondays Are For Marathons – J Bird Runs This is the first time since 1896 that there will not be a marathon today in Boston. Thinking of those of you who were supposed to be lining up today. If I know one thing about Boston, its that you WILL get the opportunity to earn your unicorn, even if it wasn’t how you first imagined. Here is how my week of workouts looked. Monday 4/13: 6 miles easy at 9:29 average.…

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Weekly Recap 4/6 – 4/12 – J Bird Runs – Budapest Travel Article

Weekly Recap 4/6 – 4/12 – J Bird Runs Happy Friday! I hope you are all staying safe and healthy & enjoyed your Easter yesterday. It will definitely be one to remember for a lot of reasons. I am not taking as many pictures running lately, since touching my phone or my GoPro, and setting it on the ground, or some object, and then touching it again seems counterintuitive to the whole thing we are trying to do. Monday 4/6:…

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Weekly Recap 3/30 – 4/5 – J Bird Runs – Budapest Travel Article

Weekly Recap 3/30 – 4/5 – J Bird Runs Happy Monday! Or as we have been saying, Groundhog’s day. Since every day is the same lol. Hope you are all staying safe and healthy. For me, running is feeling really good right now. I went throw a bit of a low point in not feeling great, but talked to my endocrinologist and he adjusted my thyroid medication. I have low thyroid, so every once in a while we need to…

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Back to the Gym – J Bird Runs – Budapest Travel Article

Back to the Gym – J Bird Runs Happy Monday! I am headed out of town for a quick overnight work trip. With my new territory in the Pacific Northwest, I am doing less car travel here at home and more of these quick overnight trips. I am lucky John is home to take good care of Ben! Monday 2/3: 6 miles easy & upper body weights. I’ve been doing Mondays and Wednesdays on the treadmill at the gym so…

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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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