Hello and thanks for stopping by! My name is Angela. I am a scientist, wife, cat-mom, and fitness enthusiast. This page is my personal blog, and you will find a range of topics, centered around healthy living. I hope you enjoy your visit!

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Switching 5K Training Plans

Today’s run did not go as planned. I decided to go with timed intervals instead of distance. I just picked a 2:1 ratio of running to walking and got started. It quickly became apparent that it wasn’t going well, and I needed more walking than that.

After my run, I did a little quick math and figured out my time intervals from my run on

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2 Months at Bullpen

Even though I haven’t been recapping my workouts lately, I have been hitting Bullpen on a regular basis. Actually, in 8 and a half weeks, I’ve only missed 2 workouts. And I only missed those because I had someplace important to be – and I didn’t skip exercise that day! I made sure to exercise at home those days instead.

Today’s workout was tough. I

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Running Slowly Again

Today officially marks the start of my new journey into running! I’ve made a training schedule for the next 7 months, all leading up to the Philadelphia Rock’N’Roll Half Marathon September 18th. The schedule is very slow and gradual but I don’t want to rush anything.

I decided to string together multiple race training plans and chose 3 plans from HalHigdon.com. I’ve been using his

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90 Days to Thanksgiving

Where, oh where, has Angela been?  Around and busy.  What else can I say?  I wasn’t as Nicely Settled In as I claimed in my last post.  Just the next week, my commute turned into chaos and I realized half my clothing essentials were still packed!  But I am getting there slowly.  I am starting to get a feel for routine, and it is relieving

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Nicely Settled In!

Hello everyone! This past week was a whirlwind! Monday wasn’t so bad but the rest of the week was crazy!

Monday, I got home from work a little “early” and decided to head out for a quick run before dinner. It felt SO REFRESHING! In the sweating-your-butt-off kind of way. I only ran for 15 minutes, 13 minutes for a mile, but it felt good

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Running in Nature

Yesterday was a day full of boring tasks:

I washed some dishes I did laundry I wrote a blog I hunted for jobs online I went for a run I finished reading my book

That’s pretty much it! I need more interesting days, I feel like I am boring myself to tears. I even read a part of a physics book yesterday for some mental

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Starting Over Running Style

Now that school is out, I have plenty of time to get fit, right? But, like most people, I feel a little paralyzed without a plan. I was also feeling overwhelmed by the options to get fit. Do I use my workout DVDs? Do I just run a whole lot? Where do I start?

Finally, I decided I really like to run and would like

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Review: Newton Fate Running Shoes

I have actually been a long time fan of Newton Running, not just because it is named after a physicist

I originally heard of them when I read this article in Runner’s World Magazine. I was completely intrigued by their ideas and kept a look out for the sneakers (I even called nearby running shops but no one had them). Finally, I saw them

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