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}

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}

Why I Will be Running this October

Whew!  It has been a whirlwind last few weeks, and I can not believe that September is almost over! It just started! Last month, I shared with you my plans to join people around the world to collectively and virtually run around the world raising funds and awareness to empower girls globally as part of the If Girls Ran the World event this October.   Well, October and this event are both almost here, so here’s a quick recap of how I’ll be {Read More}

Join Me as We Run Around the World!

What would happen if girls ran the world?! I’m so excited to announce that I am teaming up with If Girls Ran the World and Fit Approach to virtually run around the world!  We’ll be raising funds and awareness that will benefit charities that work to empower women and girls every day. 24,901 miles by October 31st This October, as part of the If Girls Ran the World event, people around the world will collectively and virtually run around the {Read More}

Weekly Recap 7/20 – 7/26

Week 3 of training for the Marine Corps Marathon and Richmond Marathon! This was one of those rare weeks that I actually got all of my training miles in! Monday – 5.1 miles.  It was a pretty unremarkable run.  Although, I did get to leave the treadmill and run outside, which is a win for sure!  Average pace: 9’37″/mile. Tuesday – Back on the treadmill for 7 miles.  Now, usually running inside is a great way to beat the heat {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}

My 2015 Goals

It is now two weeks into the new year, and I have been thinking quite a bit about what my goals for this year are.  I think I finally have a good start now to where I would like my running journey to go in 2015. Here are my top 5 goals for this year: First, I have a few race goals.  I would like to run a marathon under 4:20.  My last marathon, I ran in 4:35, and really {Read More}

Week 14 of Richmond Marathon Training and a New 5K PR

This was my first week of tapering before the Richmond Marathon,  and so far, so good.  I’v actually enjoyed the slight break from a crazy number of miles.  (I’m sure by the end of next week, I’ll be a little insane)  😉 Monday – A rest day, after my 22 mile run on Sunday Tuesday – 10 miles on the treadmill, would end up being my longest run this week. When there’s nothing exciting to take a picture of, I {Read More}

Training Plan

17 Weeks! Sounds like a long way away…  But its time to jump in and “officially” start training.   This time around, I think I will go back to the Hal Higdon training plan.  It’s an 18 week plan, so I’ll be starting at week two. I used Hal Higdon with my first half marathon with a lot of success! So, for this week… Monday: Cross training Tuesday: 3 miles Wednesday: 5 miles Thursday: 3 miles Friday: Rest Saturday: 5 {Read More}