2017 Road Runner Sports Craft Classic – Coming Soon!

Disclaimer:  I am currently a Race Ambassador for the Craft Classic Race Series and an affiliate for Road Runner Sports. In 2016, Road Runner Sports hosted the inaugural Craft Classic race series in San Diego, Phoenix, and Atlanta.  Due to their success, the Craft Classic is officially back for 2017!  Last summer, I had a blast during my birthday weekend getaway to San Diego and sincerely hope to be able to make it to another race in 2017 – not {Read More}

Goodbye 2016

It’s hard to believe that the year is coming to a close. Yet, I’m happy to say goodbye 2016. This year was filled with the loss of a loved one that impacted me in more ways that I would like to admit. And, our family moved to Kansas to take on new jobs.  This led to the other significant loss of leaving behind our home in West Point and the family and friends nearby. Yet, with loss, comes new experiences. As {Read More}

Exploring Missouri: Weston Bend State Park

Last weekend, we finally adventured out to Weston Bend State Park.  Weston Bend State Park is located is the Platte County city of Weston, Missouri and covers 1,133.08 acres. The park provides scenic views of the Missouri River, trails for hiking and biking, picnicking facilities, and a campground. Weston Bend State Park – Paved Trails We opted to check out one of the paved trails during this visit since Cora wanted to bike with Jake using her Piccolo from Burley. {Read More}

Part II: 2015 Ragnar Vegas with Team Nuun

Ahhh, so where were we…. Yes, 2015 Ragnar Vegas with Team Nuun.  As I mentioned in my last blog post, thanks to the time change coming from the East coast, I woke up at 4:30am the morning of Ragnar Vegas.  This is not good when you have an overnight relay ahead of you!  I embraced it and since my roommates were in Van 1, I went downstairs with them to grab some breakfast and say hello/goodbye to Van 1 before they {Read More}

Part I: Ragnar Vegas with Team Nuun

This weekend, I had the opportunity to run Ragnar Vegas with Nuun Hydration‘s Viva Los Electrolitos!  As I mentioned to my teammate Evelin, I have a difficult time recapping relays events on my blog.  It seems impossible to do the experience any justice within the context of one blog post.  But, I’m really going to try here and will split it up into a few posts. After a five hour flight, I made my way to the Flamingo hotel to meet up {Read More}

Race Recap: 2015 Gulf Beach Half Marathon

Last Friday, I gave you a little bit of a preview about the 2015 Gulf Beach Half Marathon in my #FridayFive post.  So, head on over there if you want the quick and dirty 😉  Otherwise, hang tight because this might get lengthy.  To give you some history, I ran the Gulf Beach Half Marathon in 2013 and again in 2014.  In 2013, I set my current personal record on this course and loved the race.  Since 2013, running and I {Read More}

Friday Five: Fall Racing & Tough Decisions

Okay, so it is seriously time to dust off my blog.  I’m linking up with Mar, Courtney and Cynthia‘s Friday Five to give you the quick and dirty lowdown on my running life lately.  I do have full recaps coming but I thought this would give those of you still hanging around a very quick recap of my past few months of running, questioning my decision to take on a fall marathon, and what’s up next! 1.) Gulf Beach Half {Read More}

Friday Five: Life Lately

So, lately, I suck at blogging and it seems to be pushed to the bottom of the priority list every darn week.  It’s not that I don’t have plenty of ideas whirling around in my head.  It’s just that the motivation to put it down on paper, or this website, disappears when my free time is limited to late night and early mornings. Thanks to the lovely ladies of the DC Trifecta (Mar + Cynthia + Courtney) and their Friday Five {Read More}

Race Recap: 2015 Beach to Beacon + Maine Fun!

I can’t believe that it is already August 10th!  Where on earth does time go?  July was an absolute blur.  After heading to Maine for the Fourth of July weekend, and traveling to San Antonio for work, it was off to Maine again for the 2015 Beach to Beacon road race. The Thursday before the race, I drove up to Freeport with Cora. We settled in on Thursday night before having some guests over on Friday!  Mar from Mar on the {Read More}

Race Recap: L.L. Bean 10k & Family Fun Run 2015

For the fourth year in a row, we celebrated the Fourth of July in Freeport, Maine.  It’s one of my favorite places to relax and run!  After missing out on the L.L. Bean 10k last year, I knew I wanted to be in town for the 2015 L.L. Bean 10k & Family Fun Run.  I love the support that the Freeport community brings to this race each and every year.  With no more than 1,500 runners, the size of this race {Read More}