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Karen Poole
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Reason To Play Has Moved!
Great news! Reason To Play has a new home at reasontoplay.com ! Come visit me and follow my blog at my new site for continued fitness and health motivation!  See you soon! -Karen
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What a weekend! Had a blast with Nike Running!
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Just Do It Nike Running Style
This past Sunday I had an amazing opportunity to go on a challenging run with Nike in San Francisco. The plan – run five miles along the Berkeley Marina, hop on the Nike bus and travel to the heart of San Francisco for a seven mile city run to the Palace of...
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Lunge and Squat - A Runner's Best Friend
Ladies and gentlemen, today I am going to talk to you about squats and weights. For most people these are dreaded words, especially if you are a cardio queen or die hard runner. Take it from me, to become a better and faster runner you must incorporate squa...
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Week One of Half Marathon Training Has Begun
This week marked the first week of half marathon training. I successfully completed every workout on my schedule and am extremely proud. If you know me, that never happens! I workout and run a lot but I can rarely stick to a strict schedule. This time aroun...
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Your Feet are Important Runner Feetures!
Runner's feet are so important! When my feet hurt or have blisters my whole run will suffer. I have always been one to love new socks. I try to keep a new pair around in case the need arises. New socks make my feet feel good and that transfers to a great da...
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Do You Have Running Buddies Or Do You Go Solo?
I will be the first one to admit that I often run solo. Usually my schedule doesn't mesh well with others, so I am forced to forge my own path, but in a perfect world I would love to have a permanent running buddy or two to share the dream with. I was alway...
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Can Olympic Athletes Help You Live a Better Life?
The winter Olympics are almost here and I cannot wait! I am one of those people who tries to watch every single event. I just can't get enough. I wish they happened every year - though that would probably take something away from the achievements of the ath...
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Taking 2014 By Storm
January is coming to an end. It's hard to believe that the first month of the new year is almost over! This year I am trying to reevaluate my goals at the end of each month, look back at what I have accomplished and make a plan to achieve a new goal in the ...
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