Weekly Recap and a Big Announcement! #RunBlueRidge

Well, now that the Marine Corps Marathon and the Richmond Marathon have come and gone, my 2015 racing year is winding down… So, what’s next for me? More on that in a minute.  😉 I felt great after finishing Richmond, like best I have ever felt after a marathon…  Still, I took the entire week off following the race.  I didn’t run, even though I was tempted to lace up my shoes every time I saw someone out on a {Read More}

Stretch Your Mind and Body and #LiveinprAna

  This post is sponsored by prAna through my affiliation with FitApproach.  As always, all opinions are my own. Guys!  This is a huge week for me!  Although it still seems too warm for pumpkin spice, boots and sweaters, Summer seems to be officially over.   Monday is the day my youngest goes back to preschool…  But he won’t be going alone!  After more than 8 years of staying home with my kids, I am going back to work! I’ve accepted a {Read More}

Why I’m Breaking Up With My Gym

First off, It’s not them, it’s me… 😉 I love the gym I’ve been a part of. I joined when my youngest was less than a year.  Mainly for the childcare.  This was at the beginning of my running journey, and I would never have gotten any miles in otherwise.  For almost three years now, I’ve had the gym treadmill to turn to when the weather was bad, or when my kids were home and I couldn’t go out to {Read More}

2014 My Year in Review

And just like that, another year is gone… But what a great year it was!! So much has happened since January 1st 2014.  Like 2 marathons, a new blog and 1200 miles! In January, I started training for my first marathon!  I thought it was a crazy idea, and didn’t really have a lot of confidence that I would be able to finish! In the spring, I ran a few local races. I got a PR at the Monument Ave {Read More}

Holiday Gift Guide for Runners

Still looking for that perfect gift for a runner in your life?  Well, look no further!  I have put together  a quick list of some of my favorite running items, and a few things that are on my own running wish list. 1. First off, winter running gear!  Sometimes it is hard to get out when its freezing outside.  But new winter gear is guaranteed to motivate a runner to bundle up get some miles in. Whether its gloves, ear warmers, {Read More}

Surviving The Season with the Holiday Sweat Challenge

Now that my training for the Richmond Marathon is over, (You can read about it here), I’m feeling a little lost.  Its time to drop my mileage just a bit, but still keep my fitness level up before I start training for Spring races.  (Which by the way, I still haven’t decided which ones to run!) So what am I going to do in the meantime?! Well, when I saw that Amanda at Run to the Finish was partnering with SweatGuru and {Read More}