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Meal Planning

My name is Erica Manzo and I began my running journey after the birth of my fourth child in 2015. It wasn’t until November 2015 that I decided to improve my health through proper nutrition as well. Running for me was a quick route...
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Meal Planning

Balancing Work, Family, and Running

When I started running six years ago after the birth of my 3rd child, I never really realized what a balancing act it would be. I had gained about 55 pounds during my pregnancy and knew that exercise had to be the solution. I...
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Balancing Work, Family, and Running

The Run Hard Bar: GF Vegan Energy

The vast array of gels, bars and pouches for runners on long runs or hard sweat sessions is astounding. Flavors and infusions of chia, chocolate and caffeine is the norm now; it’s come a long way from the days of a rock hard tasteless bar. What...
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The Run Hard Bar: GF Vegan Energy

Back to School Routines

By Justin Hanes With changing leaf colors and the return of our favorite fall drinks, the summer months are rapidly coming to an end. The days of spending time at the lake, eating hamburgers (or lettuce wraps) and roasting marshmallows will soon be replaced...
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Back to School Routines

Race Weekend Festivities in Eugene

By Justin Hanes After moving to Eugene years ago, I quickly fell in love with the ample amount of opportunities to get involved. My favorite thing about the community is the people and the way that they treat one another. The respect and diversity...
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Race Weekend Festivities in Eugene

My First 26.2-Mile Victory Lap: A Story of Grit and Triumph

By Natalie Swan The road to the marathon (pun intended) includes pain, discouragement, injury, and doubt. If you’ve experienced any of these, it’ll make your medal that much sweeter. As a runner you are familiar with race day exhilaration, especially at the finish line....
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My First 26.2-Mile Victory Lap: A Story of Grit and Triumph

Running Injuries

I had to withdraw from the Eugene Marathon. Over the past year and a half, I’ve been battling an ache in my knee. Now, I’m no newbie to running injuries – I’ve definitely had my fair share. I knew what it was from the...
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Running Injuries

Birthday Ultras

Back when I signed up for my Eugene blog posts last fall, I assumed I would be running an ultra for my birthday this month. When I turned 30 two years ago, I decided to run 30 races, and a birthday 30 miler. Always the...
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Birthday Ultras