Race Recap: 2017 Rock the Parkway

When we moved to Kansas this year, I decided to sign up for the Heartland Race Series. The series consists of three half marathons over the course of five weeks, 2017 Rock the Parkway, the Garmin Half Marathon, and the Running with the Cows. This would allow me to cross off Kansas and Missouri from my unofficial running bucket list. Plus, I really wanted to find my running mojo this year. When I first started my blog, I ran ALL {Read More}

Why YOU should run a 2017 ZOOMA race!

The ZOOMA Women’s Race series is one of the very first races that took me on as an ambassador in 2012.  It’s pretty hard to believe that this blog is quickly approaching its 5th birthday!  And, ZOOMA Annapolis is approaching it’s 10th birthday!  So far, I participated in the ZOOMA Annapolis Half marathon three times and the 10k for the first time this past June.  Since I didn’t recap my 2016 race, I thought I would share why I believe it’s {Read More}

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}

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}

Change is the only constant.

Currently, I’m trying to convince myself that we all grow through change. I’m trying to embrace change even though I hate it. You see, I am about three weeks out from moving half way across the country again. Yes, again. Yet, this time, I am moving half way across the country ahead of my husband and daughter by several weeks.  And, this big life change is coming at me like a freight train. To back this bus up, since I {Read More}

GORE-TEX Philadelphia Half Marathon Race Weekend

Disclosure:  I received two complimentary entries into the GORE-TEX Philadelphia Half Marathon thanks to GORE-TEX, the title sponsor of the event.  As always, all opinions are my own! The weekend before Thanksgiving (yes I know I am super delayed in posting!), we packed up the car and headed out of town to Philadelphia!  This was my first trip to Philly in over a decade.  I last visited the City of Brotherly Love to watch an Army Navy football game while Jake {Read More}

Happy Friday! Life Lately & 2016 Announcements!

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links and discount codes related to my ambassador positions.  All opinions are my own. Well, 2016 is off and running. I feel as though I am barely keeping up! Plus, when you take off a whole month from blogging, you are bound to have lots of things to share! It’s kind of overwhelming to even attempt to start blogging again but I’m going for it. I caught you up on my holidays in my last {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}