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}

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}

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}

Friday Five: Summer Favorites

Today I’m linking up with Cynthia, Mar and Courtney for Friday Five to chat about my summer favorites… running favorites that is! 1.) The Handy 10 by UltimateDirection.com has become a staple during my summer runs.  I never thought I would be able to get used to carrying a handheld but I’m so used to it now!  The Handy 10 has even come along with me for a few races.  I really like that it is lightweight and stays comfortably in my hand.  Game changer {Read More}

Review: PRO Compression #keepittight

Disclosure: As a member of the Fit Approach community, I received one pair of black PRO Compression marathon socks in exchange for review.  All thoughts and opinions regarding PRO Compression are my own. Does it seem like I focus on a lot of compression products?  Well, yes… yes, I do!  And, I like to think that I focus on compression products for good reason.  I find that compression is one of the key pieces of recovery and keeping me in one piece.  Right now, {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}

Race Recap: 2014 West Point 5k

Last weekend, I made a last-minute decision to run the West Point 5k.  Despite having this race on my calendar for a few months, I procrastinated on signing up for the event.  There were a few reasons for my lack of enthusiasm: 1.)  West Point is definitely the hilliest place I have lived and while training on hills makes me faster for those flat races, those hills aren’t so helpful during a race.  I knew it would be really difficult for me to churn {Read More}

Race Recap: 2013 Marine Corps Marathon

Here goes nothing. It’s my long overdue 2013 Marine Corps Marathon race recap! When I woke up to my alarm the morning of 2013 Marine Corps Marathon, I was excited, but I felt a nervous pit in my stomach that I had not felt in a long time.  I quickly grabbed my race gear and tried my best not to wake up Cora and Jake (oh the joys of staying in a hotel before a race).  Within a few minutes I {Read More}

How was your year of running?

Every year Miss Zippy poses the question, how was your year of running? Today, I am joining the link up to share my favorite parts of 2013. Best race experience? 2013 was a really special year of running for me. I completed my first marathon and took ten minutes off my half marathon PR but my BEST race experience was Hood to Coast. Running with Team Lemonade for Nuun Hydration was one of those once in a lifetime experiences that {Read More}

Black Friday: Runner Edition

I hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving.  With three short weeks until Christmas, I thought I would share a couple of holiday gift ideas for your favorite runner. First up, is the electronic love of my life, the Garmin 610.  Now, this is definitely on the pricey side.  But, you will find it worth the cost once your runner talks about how amazing it is to use for speedwork and races.  Plus, it has a very user friendly touch screen and {Read More}