5 Important Training Tips from a USATF Coach and Race Director

Have you ever wanted a mentor or coach to just lay it all out for you? You know, just tell you what you need to hear and not what you want to hear. Well, for you runners, I have training tips from a USATF coach and race director who will do just that.

Allow me to introduce Coach Lowell Ladd, a USA Track & Field certified coach and race director for the Gettysburg North-South Marathon and the Gettysburg Blue-Gray 1/2 Marathon in Gettysburg, PA.

Lowell is a full-time online coach through his company, 2L Coaching Services, and his philosophy centers on helping “people find/set goals and work towards those goals so that they have some purpose in this sport.”  He “has worked with hundreds of athletes all over the world of varying ability levels as an online coach, including multiple All-Americans and one NCAA national champion.”

Lowell’s accolades don’t end with his coaching either. He’s an NCAA All-American himself, finished in the top 10 among Americans in the Boston Marathon in 2002 and 2003, and won the 2008 and 2010 Harrisburg Marathons (along with a few others). Clearly, Lowell walks his talk (or runs it?).

Now, with that introduction out of the way, let’s get to Coach Lowell’s tips. That’s why you’re really here.

Oh, and if you’re in the Gettysburg, PA area, make sure to sign up for the Blue Gray half. I’m doing it again this year because it’s such an awesome event and very well-organized.

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6 Incredibly Useful Productivity Hacks to Start Today

Incredibly Useful Productivity Hacks To Start

Do you kick yourself at the end of the day for not getting certain things done? How would your life change if you were able to get more done in your day? Are you a constant procrastinator? If you’re answering “Yes”, please check out these incredibly useful productivity hacks to start making changes in your routine.

We’ve all been there. It’s tough juggling work, family time, house work, and everything that pops up in between. But, unfortunately, that’s life as they say.

If you want to be more successful in this whole adulting thing, you need to get a hold of your most precious commodity: your time. To become a master of your time, you must find ways to use your time more productively.

Fortunately, we’ve compiled a list of incredibly useful productivity hacks to start immediately. So, let’s get to it!

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200+ Ways To Make Extra Money This Year

Make extra money this year

Let’s be honest. We all could afford to make extra money this year.

But, how? And when can we find the time to do it? Between our full-time jobs, our spouses, our children, and countless other responsibilities and obligations there just never is enough time.

Before you come to that conclusion, read these over 230 ways to make extra money this year. Then, see if you can find a way to fit these into your schedule.

I have a feeling you will be glad you did.

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6 Exercises to Tighten Your Core in 20 Minutes A Day

Exercises to Tighten Your Core

Want to lose fat around your midsection and lose that muffin top? You’re in luck because I have exercises to tighten your core in 20 minutes per day right here.

Hey, if you want to change, you have to commit to it. Right?

Pick one of these exercise routines and just work your butt off. Instead of making excuses, make a plan!

We want to see your before and after selfies! Now, let’s start sweating!

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5 Deliciously Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes For This Week

Deliciously Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

Looking for deliciously easy slow cooker chicken recipes to make for your family this week? Look no further!

My wife Anna loves the slow cooker. She swears by it. I’m not a cook myself, so I rely on her to make delicious meals (and she does).

What she enjoys most (as does her mother) is the ability to put all the ingredients in — and be able to leave the house! If you have children, you know that it’s difficult to put together any meal … let alone a delicious family gourmet meal.

Seriously, who has time for that? Luckily, we put together this list of our top 5 deliciously easy slow cooker chicken recipes. We think you will really enjoy them.

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5 Super Simple DIY Whiteboard Tutorials For Weekend Warriors

Simple DIY Whiteboard Tutorials

Have you always wanted a whiteboard in your office or kids’ playroom, but didn’t know how to make it happen? Well, we have 5 super simple DIY whiteboard tutorials that can give you that coveted whiteboard this weekend.

You just a few things to get started and a little time — and you can get this done quickly. Check out the whiteboard tutorials below and create that space for your ideas, goals, or kids’ artwork.

What You’ll Need For Your DIY Whiteboard Wall:

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6 Career Hacks To Fast Track Your Success Now

6 career hacks to fast track your success

Navigating your career can be tough. You don’t want to rock the boat in asking for a promotion, but you also don’t want to go unnoticed. That’s why we put together a great list of career hacks to fast track your success now. Because we all want to find success at your jobs.

It’s not about being overly self-promotional or allowing yourself to miss the boat. Rather, you focus on giving to others and adding value. That’s what sets you apart.

Here are 6 career hacks to fast track your success and get you noticed at work.

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7 Quotes That Will Change Your Money Mindset

7 quotes that will change your money mindsetWe all love those pithy quotes that get us to feel something. Maybe it’s inspiration or motivation to change a poor habit.  Then again, it could be something that forces us to alter how we view the world.  Take, for instance, what I have for you today: quotes that will change your money mindset.

These quotes will make you laugh. They will inspire you and even motivate you.  But, more importantly, they will give you a foundation in how you can change your view about money.

To truly accomplish a goal, we must visualize it. As
Stephen Covey often said, we must “begin with the end in mind.”  At the end of this post, I want you to consider your money mindset and how you can change it.

Here are the 7 quotes that will change your money mindset. Check them out and let me know your thoughts in comments.  And be sure to pin these posts to Pinterest and share them on Facebook!

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7 Best Workouts for Pregnant Women

best workouts for pregnant mothersWhat are the best workouts for pregnant women?

With my wife pregnant right now, she needs ways to keep herself active without overdoing it. Sure, it’s much easier to avoid working out while pregnant. After all, your body is under intense pressure as it is — and it’s exhausting!

However, she feels it’s important to try and stay as fit as possible. It makes her feel better about herself, it’s good for the baby, and it helps her to be able to lose weight faster postpartum.

So, I wanted to share the workouts she found as examples of things all women can try. I asked her to do the research to see if these are viable options.

Try them all and see what works for you!

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5 Awesome Eats for Your Fantasy Football Draft Party

Awesome eats for your fantasy football draft party

Looking for awesome eats for your fantasy football draft party?

With the excitement of another football season comes the pastime of the fantasy football draft.  And with the fantasy football draft comes (if you do it right) a kickass party everyone looks forward to each year.

Now, whether you’re a man or woman and no matter if you have a family or not, I’ve compiled a great list of delicious food for your party.  I mention family because not everyone is lucky enough to get an entire night away for a fantasy football draft.  So, these awesome eats for your fantasy football draft party will be a hit with the kids as well!

Time to eat up!  And, hey, make sure you do your research on your picks too.

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