Archive for Month: April 2013

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What is a Ropes Course?

Flagstaff Ropes Course

What is a ropes course?

A Ropes Course is a series of obstacles that use ropes and suspended pieces of wood, and is generally used as a team-building exercise at camps and retreats. What I experienced was more of an “Adventure Park“, however it was personally challenging for me, as I have a (sometimes paralyzing) fear of heights.…

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Mud Run Do’s and Dont’s

So you’ve signed up for a mud run. Congrats – Mud Runs are EPIC. The first race Erin and I ever did was a mud run – we did the Spartan Race in Malibu, CA in November of 2011. Once we finished that race, I was hooked.…

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How much protein should I be eating?

Recently, Erin and I ran our 3 mile Santa Monica Airport loop and noticed that we felt better than normal at the end – we were less tired, didn’t stop at all and even felt like we could keep going. We thought back about our routine that week to see what could’ve contributed and chalked it up to a bit more cross training and a lot more protein.…

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Quick and Healthy Breakfast Choices for the Work Week

Quick, Healthy Breakfast Choices for the Work Week

We all know how important it is to eat a healthy, balanced breakfast. Eating breakfast gives you energy for the day and for your workout. It helps with concentration and mood. And people who eat breakfast are less likely to gain weight and/or overeat later on in the day.…

8 Ways to Save Money on Race Registration

8 Ways to Save Money on Race Registration

Races are expensive. If you’re like the 3 of us, you have no life and this is your sole form of entertainment, so instead of drinking away your extra income you’re doing epic runs on the regular. HOWEVER…you should NEVER pay full price for a race.…

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Our Top 5 Running Snacks

I’m sure you’ve heard many opinions of what the best thing to eat is before a run. Protein or carbs? Sugar or no sugar? Everyone is different, so it’s necessary to try different combinations to figure out what works for you.…

Race Review: Hollywood Half Marathon - Victory

Race Review: Hollywood Half Marathon

Saturday, April 6, 2013 the girls of DoEpicRuns.com ran the Hollywood Half Marathon in Hollywood, CA. This was mine and Erin’s second year running this race (we shaved 23 minutes off our time from last year!) and Lauren’s first. Here’s a breakdown of the race.…

Top 5 Funnest Races

Top 5 Funnest Races

Running is a serious business. You have to plan out your training so that you have enough time to fit it in. You have to eat properly to make sure your body has enough fuel for your long runs. You have to train correctly so that you don’t get injured.…

Top 10 Running Essentials

Top 10 Running Bag Essentials

Top 10 Running Bag Essentials
Numbers in Black = “Must Haves.” Numbers in Blue = “Nice to Haves.”

Everyone has different things they keep with them to prep or recover from a run or workout. I thought I’d share my top 10 running bag essentials – would love to hear yours too!…