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}

12 Common Running Terms for Beginners

New to running? Or just starting to read up on training plans?  There are probably a lot of running-specific terms that you have never heard before.  Or maybe you’ve heard it, but you’re not entirely sure what it means?  Runners do seem to have their own language, so… Here are 12 running definitions to help you out! While this list is not at all comprehensive, it does contain most of the terms that I myself have had to look up. 1. Race {Read More}

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}

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}

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}