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}

Race Recap: ZOOMA Annapolis 2014

ZOOMA Annapolis 2014 is officially in the books! Jake and I had the rare opportunity to head down to Annapolis solo!  We arrived at the host hotel, the Loews Annapolis Hotel, with plenty of time to check in and relax before heading to the race expo. What a nice touch on the custom ZOOMA room key!  Well done Loews! The expo had quite a few vendors as well as all of the race sponsors.  And, I  really happy to catch {Read More}

ZOOMA Annapolis Kick Off Events!

This weekend, ZOOMA Annapolis is offering a kick off training event hosted by Charm City Run. If you want to meet some of my fellow race ambassadors, get to know some runners in the area, or just go for the mimosas, do it! Last year I had a great time linking up with fellow runners. One of the gals I met there has become a great running friend and we have even run races together! So, you never know who {Read More}

Marathon Training: Week #2

As I mentioned last week, I am slowly building my mileage back up after a rocky (aka low mileage) running month in June.  I love that I am finally feeling settled into our new home and new routines with work and daycare.  That means a happy Lisa! MON:  RESTTUES:  4 MilesWED:  RESTTHURS: Missed RunFRI: RESTSAT:  7 MilesSUN:  9 Miles Total:  20 Miles I had a 4 mile speed session on the training calendar for Thursday.  If you follow me on {Read More}

ZOOMA Swag 2013

Last year I devoted a post to ZOOMA 2012 swag and it still gets page views every time a ZOOMA event is on the horizon.  Runners like to know that their race entry fee is going to come back to them in the form of swag.  And, I have to say, that ZOOMA know how to make a runner happy with all of their fantastic ZOOMA Swag. Here is the 2013 swag that I received at ZOOMA Annapolis! Before the race, tech t-shirts and {Read More}

Race Recap: ZOOMA Annapolis 2013

    I can’t believe that this race happened over a month ago.  I think I delayed this post since I had such a great time being an ambassador and meeting so many great folks through ZOOMA!  Hello post-race blues!  Well, that plus moving!   So let’s cut to the chase…  Saturday morning, I woke up early to make sure that I was at the start of the ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon.  First things first, I went to the porta-potties.  {Read More}

ZOOMA Annapolis Pre-Race Fun!

Reusable Totes From ZOOMA!   After work on Friday, we drove to Annapolis for the ZOOMA packet pick-up and Honest Tea Mocktail Party.  We quickly checked into our hotel and then made our way over to the race host hotel, Loews Annapolis for the evening. As a race ambassador for ZOOMA Annapolis, I received complimentary registration for my race of choice.  Since we were not pre-registered this was my last chance to bail on the half marathon and run the 10k.  Since I hate the idea of {Read More}

ZOOMA – Coming Soon!

I cannot believe that ZOOMA Annapolis is almost here.  It feels like ages ago that I applied to be a race ambassador and was accepted!  And well, race week is here!  I swear, I love this race but this race must not love me.  Last year, I almost didn’t run because of some family issues that interfered with my training.  And this year, I have to say, with the stress of work and the move, my lack of training has {Read More}

New Goals!

To start off the new year, I wrote a post about my goals for the year.  I wanted to update you all on my progress and set some new goals for myself as we head into the summer. Goal #1. BE KIND TO MY BODY: I stink at this.  I am keeping this as my number one goal because I do not stretch, ice, do yoga and foam roll nearly as regularly as I would like and it shows.  My IT {Read More}


Who doesn’t love to set a personal record(PR)?  Whether it is hard earned or seemingly a fluke, the feeling of achieving a PR never gets old for me.  And now, the ZOOMA race series is recognizing the challenge of setting a PR at one of their races. For more information on the ZOOMA Personal Best Program, click here! So whether it is your first race in a certain distance OR running your fastest time in that distance (within the past five {Read More}