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Olivia Ward

Olivia Ward

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I did it!  I DID IT! Woohoo! OK, I just had to get that out of my system. As you all know I have had major butterflies leading up to the big race last weekend. I went through the training... more
Staying hydrated during the race clearly won't be a problem! (Photo courtesy of John Herr) It’s the final countdown! Who is excited? I know this girl is! I can’t wait to run with everyone on... more
I can't believe we are less than two weeks away from the big run! I remember when I started training it seemed so far away. Now it feels like the time has just breezed by! Like most of you I've been... more
Since the beginning of my training I’ve been waiting for the other shoe to drop. While I was at The Biggest Loser Ranch I seriously injured my IT band. I have mentioned this before, which is why all... more
Now that we are less than a month away from the big day, I thought it would be a great time to talk about treadmill training! First off I have to admit, I am a huge wimp when it comes to the outdoor... more
I’m starting to find that some weeks are more eventful than others. This week was really smooth for the most part, but the main thing I took away from it was flexibility. Not the type of flexibility... more
Another week goes down in the books! I can't believe I’ll be running this race so soon! I have to admit, I'm actually getting really excited, the longer I train the more confident I feel about... more
Week two – done and done. This week for me was all about logging the miles. I'm still in the beginning of my training so it's not a huge amount of miles yet, but it's still a lot of time. Sticking... more
Week one – done and done! I have to say that the first week of training went surprisingly well. I can't tell you how much it helps to have a good training program to follow. It was truly my saving... more
First, I have to tell you how EXCITED I am to be doing this project for FITNESS Magazine. That being said I will totally admit that I am scared to death of running a half-marathon. I'm sure that... more