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Cherie Runs This Guest Post!



Hey Everyone! I’m Cherie and I blog at Cherie Runs This. I’m sure Holly & Colby are having a fabulous time on their honeymoon and I’m honored to be taking up a little space here blogging while she’s away!

A little about me: I’m a NASM Certified Personal Trainer who ended up becoming one after I was long into my journey of a 100lb weight loss. I’m down 85lbs and almost to my goal/maintenance level! I write about my journey, all things fitness—running especially, healthy eating, and sometimes a bit of randomness. You’ve got to have randomness sometimes. Haha, balance, you know?

So how do I know Holly? Well, coincidentally we went to the same university! But since it was a few years apart I never “met” her until our paths crossed in the blogging world! And if we’re both lucky enough to win the lottery {the race kind, not the Power Ball kind} we can meet for real at the Nike Women’s Half Marathon next April!

Ahh, yes, running. Even if we had not gone to the same school to share that in common, we’d definitely at least have running in common for sure. Just from being a regular reader of hers, you know that she loves it–hellooo, “Pink RUNNER Blog!” Now, whereas she’s pretty accomplished in the sport, I am still going through a lot of trial and error trying again!

I have one race under my belt, the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon’s 5K. I just ran that this past May and immediately registered for my next races. {I swore I’d never sign up for a race, enjoy them or sign up for a second, to which Holly said, “Yeah, right.” She was correct.} Next up on the race itinerary are the Color Run 5K in October, the Battleship North Carolina Half Marathon in November, the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Half Marathon in May, and the Rock ‘n Roll Pittsburgh Half Marathon in August. Yup, I’ve caught the racing bug I’d say.

So with the next race only a couple of weeks away, there’s a small situation going on. My shoes. Shoes are highly important, y’all. Unless you’re a  barefoot runner, then disregard that. But for the rest of you who do wear shoes when you run, you feel me here. Holly has been persistently reminding me that it’s high time I get some new running shoes. And now that I have a brand spanking new {good} job, the time is here! And just in the nick of time, too. I need time to break them in because running a race in new shoes that I haven’t thoroughly tested out will be no bueno.

I’ve always been a stability shoe person, due to my overpronation, but today on my run, something wasn’t working. Midrun, I switched and put on some neutral trainers and it was like buttah. My IT Band wasn’t even aggravating me. I’m going to take this info, my wallet, and an open mind and head to my local Fleet Feet to do another assessment. I know they’ll give me the hook up! Nothing against sporting goods stores, but I HIGHLY recommend going to a specialty running shoe store to get fitted!

That’s enough babbling for me. I meant to write two paragraphs and it’s turned into a page! Thanks for stopping by…the Mrs. will be back soon to reclaim her blog.   :)

What are your favorite running shoes and why?

My 7 Links

Wednesday Workout: 2 mile run

Kristy tagged me to participate in the 7 links post that is going around the blog world right now!


To unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again.


1)     Blogger is nominated to take part

2)     Blogger publishes his/her 7 links on his/her blog – 1 link for each category.

3)     Blogger nominates up to 5 more bloggers to take part.


Most beautiful post

Saturday Boat Adventure

Pretty pictures of being on a boat and the water.


Most popular post

Photo Shoot!

I had my Dad take a bunch of action shots of me running in the middle of the street for a guest post I did for Sunny Seeds!

Most controversial post

Pink Walker

Not very controversial, but after attempting a 6 mile run one weekend I complained about walking almost all of it and worried I would annoy anyone that reads this blog! It ended up being so nice because I received so many encouraging comments :)



Most helpful post

Half Marathon Plans

I was looking at different half marathon plans to use for my upcoming race this fall and posted my options!

A post whose success surprised you

Guacamole Salad

I don’t think of myself as much of a cook, but I attempted this recipe after watching the Barefoot Contessa make it on Food Network. It must have looked good because I received a bunch of comments!

A post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved

Sugar Monster

This post described my sudden increase of sugary foods and how I was determined to watch my sugar intake for the week. I also posted a picture of the sugary pancakes and cookies I made that same day…

The post that you are most proud of

Pittsburgh Marathon

My first full marathon! I am very proud of my experience at the Pittsburgh Marathon this past May :)

Tag! Your turn!

Cherie @ Cherie Runs This

Krissie @ A Philly Nerd Girl

Katie @ Running 4 Cupcakes

Ari @ Stopping For Daisies

Stephanie @ Food and Fitness 4 Real


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