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}

2015 Running Goals Update

Today, I’m linking up with Erika, Patty, and April for their weekly link-up called Tuesdays on the Run.  Typically, I love this type of post.  It’s always fun to look back and see how far you have come and all the progress you are making towards your goals…. EXCEPT when there really isn’t any progress.  I truly feel like a broken record and a negative Nancy when I look at the running goals I set for myself this year.  Last fall, {Read More}

Thinking Out Loud: Nope, I didn’t quit my blog.

Nope, I didn’t quit my blog.  As some of my close blogging friends know, I have considered shutting down my blog a time or two. Yet, for one reason or another, I always end up coming back and posting on my slice of the Internet. Over time, my reasons for blogging have changed and my interest in maintaining my website certainly ebbs and flows. I love sharing race recaps, connecting with teammates around the globe and maintaining friendships with other {Read More}

Friday Five:  #Fuelfaster with PLUS for Nuun

As a member of Team Nuun, I recently had the opportunity to test out their brand new product, PLUS for Nuun. If you are a fan of Nuun Hydration, you are going to love their latest tablet.  And, the best part is that it is hitting shelves as we speak and already available for purchase at nuun.com!  So for the Friday Five link up with Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney, I thought I would give you five facts about Plus for Nuun. What is Plus {Read More}

Friday Five: My Favorite Running Brands

Today, I’m linking up with the Friday Five crew, Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney!  It’s been a while since I posted thanks to Rangar, work, and some silly injuries but this sounded like too much fun to miss! Since coming back to running four years ago, I have become a loyal customer of several brands in the running industry.  And, I am lucky enough to serve as an ambassador for two of these companies!  So, here are my five favorite running brands! {Read More}

How to Pack for Ragnar Relay!

Thanks to Nuun Hydration, I received the opportunity to Captain an entire team for Ragnar SoCal! Without hesitation, I called on my Southern California Tough Chiks and we are tackling the 200 mile course from Huntington Beach to San Diego for the second year in a row.  This happened a few short weeks ago and it has been a whirlwind ever since then.  So, in typical fashion, last minute preparations are happening.  So, if you are like me and are {Read More}

Friday Five: What’s in my gym bag?

Today, I’m linking up with Mar, Courtney and Cynthia to share what’s in my gym bag!  Bag:  I love my gym bag so much, I feel like it is worth mentioning here.  The Yoga Tote from Apera makes the trek to work almost every single day.  For a full review, check out my post here!  Nothing but positive things to say about this bag and after a year, it is still holding up really well! Fuel:  I always have Nuun {Read More}

Year of Running 2014

I can’t believe that another year is coming to a close.  With it being New Year’s Eve, I love taking a look back at all the wonderful experiences running brought me in 2014!  Many thanks to Amanda, also known as Miss Zippy, for hosting this annual link-up! Best race experience? The best race experience of my year was at the Disney Princess Half Marathon weekend. However, it had nothing to do with my running. Cora ran her very first Kid’s Races {Read More}

Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway!

After a year of ups and downs in running, I feel like my holiday gift guide truly reflects my favorite items of 2014.  You can definitely tell that while I still enjoy running, recovery has become a really important part of my year. And, if you are like me, you still have a whole lot of shopping to do with not a lot of time left!  So, for the athlete in your life, here are some of my personal favorites! 1.  Bombas {Read More}

Ragnar SoCal: 195 Miles with Team Tough Chik

April 4th and 5th, 2014 Team Tough Chik took on Ragnar SoCal, the 195 mile journey from Huntington Beach to San Diego, California. As runner #1, I had the honor of kicking off our journey through southern California.  With that, I was a little anxious about getting to the starting line on time.  When we arrived, there were tons of crowds.  Thankfully, the announcers mentioned that there were lots of folks behind schedule so that helped me from really freaking {Read More}