How to Plan Your Race Calendar: The 5 W’s and a Peek into 2017

As in life, there are seasons to running and racing. In 2016, running took a back seat as I only participated in two races. For me, that is an incredibly low number, especially compared to my #runalltheraces years of 2012 and 2013! Since I am now feeling pretty settled in Kansas, I figured it was high time to start planning my 2017 race calendar. Moving to a new area makes planning a race schedule a little tricky with all of {Read More}

October 2016 Update

I can’t believe it is mid-October!  Where does time go these days? Work consumed most of September since I had a few major events.  So, when October rolled around, it was a natural step back from weekend work and add more play!  Although, I will fully admit that I am so exhausted by all the travel. First up, California!  We traveled to Newport Beach for a wedding.  Cora was the ever adorable flower girl!  And, since we were so close {Read More}

Run 10 Feed 10 with Women’s Health + A Virtual Option!

Have you heard about Run 10 Feed 10?  If you aren’t already familiar with RUN 10 FEED 10 – the concept is simple: run a 10K, feed 10 people in your neighborhood. This year’s events in New York and Chicago were a huge success!  Women’s Health Magazine, the fastest-growing international women’s magazine with a global audience of 32 million; FEED, the social business founded by philanthropist and social entrepreneur, Lauren Bush Lauren; and presenting sponsor Macy’s, have partnered for the 5th {Read More}

Blogging? Running? Where this space stands.

Once upon a time, I ran a blog on a regular basis.  Yep, all kidding aside, this move to Kansas has kicked me in the pants in more ways that I probably would like to admit. First off, blogging has certainly taken a back seat.  I thought about stopping the blog and social media but it is really hard for me to step away from it completely.  I really am still amazed by how many amazing people I have connected {Read More}

Burley #MothersOfNature: Finding Routines

This post is sponsored by Burley as part of their #MothersOfNature program. As a Burley #MothersOfNature Ambassador, I received free products from Burley.  All opinions are my own.  Burley is an industry leader in recreational transport gear.  From running strollers to bike trailers, Burley makes it easy for parents to spend more time outdoors with their families by creating products that make the experience fun, seamless, safe and unique.  Back in May, I featured my first article as a #MothersOfNature Ambassador.  And, {Read More}

Change is the Only Constant: Summer Update

Summer is vanishing before my eyes.  Back in April, I shared a bit about my upcoming plans in this post here.  How is it that all of that is already behind me?  It is absolutely incredible to think that I am closing in on my third month of living in Kansas.  I haven’t been very active on my blog or on social media because LIFE HAPPENS folks.  Here’s a quick rundown of the craziness of the past three months. I {Read More}

Review and Giveaway:  SKINS DNAmic Compression

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by SKINS through my partnership with Fit Approach. While I received a pair of SKINS for this review, I did not receive any additional compensation. As always, all opinions are my own. A photo posted by Lisa Runs for Cupcakes (@lisarunsforcupcakes) on Jun 29, 2016 at 7:07pm PDT As a runner, I have a wee bit of an obsession with compression socks. Yet, for some reason and despite my interest in compression, I never bit {Read More}

2016 Summer Update!

Oh my word, I almost forgot how to write a blog post.  I can’t believe it’s almost the end of June.  This past month has been a whirlwind.  To rewind a bit, here is a post I wrote pre-move about my thoughts.  So, let’s catch you up with a little summer update! Back in May, I flew out to Kansas to start my new job.  After working in Kansas for a week, I flew home for two weeks of vacation.  Not exactly {Read More}

Burley #MothersOfNature Create Adventures

This post is sponsored by Burley as part of their #MothersOfNature program. As a Burley #MothersOfNature Ambassador, I received free products from Burley.  All opinions are my own.  Hair blowing in the wind as I peddled around my childhood neighborhood giggling with my best girlfriends.  The warm breeze against my face as I collected seashells along the shores of Long Island Sound.  Picking wildflowers and weaving them into braided hair during regular weekend camping adventures in upstate New York.  Skinned knees {Read More}

Review and Giveaway: Amazing Grass Protein Superfood

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Amazing Grass Protein Superfood through my partnership with Fit Approach. While I was compensated to review and write a post about Amazing Grass, all opinions are my own. After much delay, thanks to my first package wandering off my front porch, I finally tried out Amazing Grass Protein Superfood this morning!  Amazing Grass and Fit Approach were both amazing in sending me out another package when we realized that my first had gone missing so I wanted to get {Read More}