Empowering Young Girls and Giving Back!

“Girls on the Run inspires girls to take charge of their lives and define the future on their terms. It’s a place where girls learn that they can. No limits. No constraints. Only opportunities to be remarkable.”   Are you familiar with Girls on the Run?  It is a a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young girls through running.  As a mom to two girls, and a runner, I think this is such an important program.  Which is why I have partnered {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}

Friday Five: #AwareWithPink

This post is sponsored by Aftershokz through my affiliation with FitApproach.  As always, all opinions are my own. As I’m sure you are all aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Having both friends and family that have been directly affected by breast cancer, I am absolutely willing to lend my voice to raise awareness for this cause.  With that in mind, and to help spread the word with Aftershokz, here is my #AwareWithPink Friday Five! Five Things That Make Me Feel Aware and Empowered!  1. Tunes {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}

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}