One Week until the Richmond Half Marathon!

Half Marathon?! Yep, you read that right.  After lots of thought, I’ve decided to step down to the half marathon.  No worries though, I am very happy with my decision, and here’s why… If you read this post, then you would know I was super excited to be returning to Richmond to run my 3rd Richmond Marathon.  But a lot has changed in the months since, and my heart just hasn’t been in it. First of all, I started a {Read More}

5 Running Movies to Inspire Your Next Run

As much as I love to to run outside, with my young kids and my schedule I find myself running inside on the treadmill more often than not.  I honestly don’t mind though, treadmills definitely serve a purpose, they are great for speed work, and for catching up on Netflix binge watching… So, if you’re like me, and looking for the next new thing to watch, here are 5 running movies you can watch right now on Netflix or Hulu. {Read More}

Why I’m Excited To #RunRichmond Once Again!

Summer is heating up, which means it’s the perfect time to start planning your fall races! Last year, about this time, I was feeling a little worn out and decided not to run a fall marathon.  I felt like I needed a break.  However, that break lasted a lot longer than I planned… and while I did run a spring marathon and a couple of halves, my training has been extremely unfocused.  And those races were pretty mediocre. When I {Read More}

5 Reasons to Wear Running Compression

Do you wear running compression socks? More and more often, I see runners wearing compression socks or sleeves in races, and in social media.  So, what’s the deal, are they necessary? Or just the trendy new fashion? It’s Friday, (Yay for the weekend!) so here is my “Friday Five” for those that are curious about the benefits of adding compression gear to your running rituals. Let me start by saying, this is all just my opinion…  I am not a {Read More}

Mizuno Wave Sky – Running Shoe Review

Mizuno Wave Sky Running Shoe Review   This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. All opinions are my own. Buying new shoes won’t make you a better runner, but running in them will. I don’t know about you, but as a runner, not much gets me more excited than a brand new pair of running shoes.  So, given the opportunity to try and review the brand new Mizuno Wave Sky running shoe, of course I jumped at it.  I {Read More}

Marathon Training Update – 8 Weeks until the Flying Pig Marathon

I heard once that the best way to train for a marathon is to run a marathon…  I don’t remember who said that, but I think there might be something to it.  In fact, in 2015 I ran Marine Corps three weeks before I ran Richmond, and Richmond was a fantastic race. Marathon Training Update If you’ve been following along, I am training for the Flying Pig Marathon in May. (If you are new to my little corner of the internet, {Read More}

#HydroStrong – Kamagon Ball Workouts and Review

This post is sponsored by Hedstrom Fitness through my affiliation with FitApproach.  As always, all opinions are my own. Do you get excited about new workouts? While running will always be my first fitness love, it is always fun to try something new!  That’s why I was thrilled when given the opportunity to add the Kamagon Ball to my workouts.  The Kamagon Ball is a pretty cool piece of equipment.  It adds resistance and instability to your strength training using hydro-inertia.  The Kamagon Ball on its own is {Read More}

Five Essentials for Winter Running

Five Essentials for Winter Running This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. All opinions are my own. As I type this, I am just sitting down warming up after my last run of 2016.  This has been an interesting year, hasn’t it?  For me, it has been a maintenance year.  While 2015 was filled with races and PRs, 2016 has not.  It has been more like a recovery year. But, I have some big plans and {Read More}

5 Reasons You Should Run the Flying Pig Marathon

Can you believe it’s already the second week in December?!  As 2016 is coming to a close, I’ve started looking ahead towards my 2017 race schedule… And I am so super excited to be heading back to where it all began.  To the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati, OH!  The Flying Pig was my first marathon back in May 2014, and I had probably the most fun a person can have while running 26.2 miles. So, If you are searching for an awesome {Read More}

#AwareWithPink + Aftershokz Trekz Titanium Pink

This post is sponsored by Aftershokz through my affiliation with FitApproach, as always, all opinions are my own. Alright friends, I am super excited for this review! A constant thought while out on a run has been, “Man, I really need to look into wireless headphones!”  I’m not sure what I am doing wrong, but my headphone’s cord is always getting in the way!  Either hitting me in the face, or getting caught between my legs…  So, when I had the opportunity {Read More}