Training Recap and Race Updates

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Training Recap, so I’m pretty excited to get back into it! So, what am I training for?  That is an excellent question…  because, I’m not really sure. This next week should officially start my Richmond Marathon training.  It would be my third year in a row running it, and it is one of my all time favorite races.  BUT, I haven’t signed up yet, and honestly, I’m not sure I will.  Since {Read More}

2016 Blue Ridge Half Marathon Race Recap

In April, I had the pleasure of running the Blue Ridge Half Marathon in Roanoke as an official blogger for the race.  Now that its mid-June, I’m thinking it is probably about time I post a race recap…  So, here it goes! Before the Race Race weekend started on Friday when we dropped the kids off at their grandparents, and my husband and I drove down to Roanoke.  Last year when we drove to Roanoke to run the Blue Ridge {Read More}

#prAnaSpringStyle – prAna Review and Discount Code

This post is sponsored by prAna through my affiliation with FitApproach.  As always, all opinions are my own. If you’ve been reading my blog or following me on Instagram, then you probably know that prAna is hands-down one of my favorite clothing brands.  So, when I had the opportunity to review an item from their new spring line, I jumped on it! I have been eyeing the Kara Jean for a while now, and let me tell you, they do not {Read More}

#EatMighty Powdered Peanut Butter Protein Balls and Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by Mighty Nut through my affiliation with FitApproach, as always, all opinions are my own. Have you tried a powdered peanut butter yet? I had not, so I was super excited to hear that Peanut Butter & Co just launched Mighty Nut, their new powdered peanut butter.  And, that I would get to try it out! Here’s a little bit of background from their website:  Each batch of Mighty Nut is created from quality USA grown peanuts. The peanuts are {Read More}

Weekly Marathon Training Recap 9/7 – 9/13

What a week!   I’m a few days late with  my recap, but better late than never, right?! We’ll just jump right in… Monday – Labor Day. We pushed our long run, (usually on Saturday) to Monday because of the holiday.  So the week started with 16 miles.  Not a bad run, but we (my husband and I), got a pretty late start so it was midday and super hot by the time we finished, and our pace was slower {Read More}

Freekeh Foods Review and Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by Freekeh Foods through my affiliation with FitApproach, as always, all opinions are my own.    Have you ever heard of Freekeh?  I had never heard of it myself, so when the opportunity arose to try it out, I jumped on it! So what is Freekeh? Freekeh is a process which means “to rub” in Arabic. Freekeh was created by accident nearly 2,000 years ago when a Middle Eastern village was attacked and their crop of {Read More}

Weekly Marathon Training Recap 8/24 – 8/30

Last week went pretty well.  Although, I really didn’t get many miles in… I knew I was lucky to have my free time when the kids were in school, but I don’t think I fully realized just how lucky I was.  😉  Marathon training was much easier when I was unemployed! Now that I’m working, I only have early mornings and evenings to run  By evening, I’m just exhausted… So, It looks like going to have to become a morning person! {Read More}

#LoveBulu: A Bulu Box Review

This post is sponsored by Bulu through my affiliation with FitApproach.  As always, all opinions are my own. Ok, so I LOVE subscription boxes! The element of surprise is just so much fun!  So when I got the chance to try out a Bulu Box for review, of course I was thrilled! I had never heard of Bulu Box before, but according to their website, “Bulu Box is the first health, nutrition and weight loss discovery box designed to help you feel {Read More}

5 Ways to Recycle Your Running Shoes

If you are a runner, then you probably have a closet full of old shoes that have quite a few miles on them.  I’ve noticed that after about 300 miles, I tend to clomp around while I’m running…   That is the first sign that its time to look for a new pair!  So, what do you do with your old shoes?!  Don’t just throw them away!  Here are 5 ways to recycle your running shoes! My local running club {Read More}

Marathon Training 2/16 – 2/22

How’s the weather where you are?!  Here, it’s been another snowy, COLD week for marathon training.  Not once did I get to run outside…  and I have made peace with that.  (Sort of).  In fact, I have no desire to run outside until the temps reach 50!  (Well, almost…)  😉 Hobbes and I are totally on the same page. Here’s how my week went: Monday: Planned rest day Tuesday and Wednesday:  Snow days, and kids home from school = unplanned {Read More}