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}

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}

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}

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}