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Articles by Nikki Mueller

About Nikki Mueller (389 Articles)
I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

Running Away: Running Through Grief

May 21, 2017 // 1 Comment

Running is the perfect metaphor for life. We have tremendous hills and long miles to battle, blistering sun and wind and rain, days where we just don’t feel like it but power through anyway, and days where we’ve done everything right to train [read more...]

Race Recap: 2017 Eugene Marathon

May 14, 2017 // 1 Comment

As a native Oregonian who is also a runner, I’ve always heard about the Eugene Marathon. Of course the Portland Marathon gets a lot more lip service, but Eugene is not one to sneeze at. Considering that Eugene has been home to many of the greatest [read more...]

Race Recap: 2017 SW Hope 5k

April 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

If you want to be a runner in Oregon and you hate the treadmill as much as I do, you’re going to have to make peace with the fact that you’ll be running in the rain. The sooner you realize this, the better, and if you have kids, you might want [read more...]

Race Recap: Three Capes Relay Leg 3

March 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Leg 3: 5.02 Miles, Rated “Extremely Difficult”   This leg of the relay is rated as “extremely difficult,” which is daunting, especially when the description tells you there is a climb of over 800 feet with a 6.5% grade and that it’s [read more...]