Amanda French
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How many years have you been running?
March 2012
What is your goal race for the year?
This year, 2013, my goal race is a Marathon.
What is your greatest running accomplishment?
So far, 20 miles training and racing 15k
What is your "ultimate dream" running goal?
100 Miler!

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The end of my twenty-day detox

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 3:31pm 7 Comments

Well, I made it! What I thought was impossible became possible! I thought there was no way I could live without sugar, no way! My family thought I was crazy, co-workers would look at me and say "why are you doing this to yourself?" I would answer, "because I am tired of feeling like crap!" I did not realize the side effects of sugar! I knew when I would consume a pop and candy bar mid-afternoon I would feel groggy and…

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Day 8

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:36pm 2 Comments

I'm 8 days in the sugar detox. I haven't craved sugar until TODAY! And, I would love a Pepsi, some ice cream from Braum's, chocolate chip cookies..my mouth is watering just thinking about it. DON'T CAVE!  

Nutrition

Posted on December 25, 2013 at 9:01pm 3 Comments

I badly need to improve my eating habits. Food is my weakness! I want to do the twenty-day sugar detox; does the detox include artificial sweeteners such as Stevia? How about gluten-free? Is this a good diet for runners? And how about beans like kidney and black, is it okay to eat them if they're canned? I've always heard you should eat fresh, frozen, then canned if you have to. If anyone has any suggestions to nutrition, I would greatly appreciate it! 

Half & Half Trail

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 8:34pm 2 Comments

This 13.1 mile trail race was certainly a learning experience for me. Earlier this year in July, I ran a 5 mile trail, and enjoyed every minute of it, and since then I have eagerly wanted to trail run again. The opportunity came about, and I took happily took it. Race day came; I was nervous because I knew I would be running along with experienced runners. I wasn’t running this race for time but for the experience and enjoyment. The gun fired.  Up the hill and through the woods on a trail…

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