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}

MCM ’13: It’s Almost Time!

This week has been very busy and fun!  Aside from MCM ’13, I’m leaving my current job based out of DC, so I planned my last days of work around marathon weekend.  Crazy?  Maybe.  I just like to think that it saved me another trip to DC.  Plus, now that I had my last day of work on Thursday, I have a week off between my old job and my new job!  WIN!  One week to be completely lazy post-marathon {Read More}

Hood to Coast: Team Nuun’s Seaside Celebration

The 198 mile Hood to Coast adventure ends in Seaside, Oregon.  Since I ran with Van 1, we had a little bit of time to rest and relax before meeting our Van 2 runners at the finish line.  We took advantage of the opportunity to shower before making out way down to the shore for some much needed food and beer.  Then it was off to the shoreline to dip our toes in the chilly water before we made our {Read More}

Review and Giveaway: Endorphin Warrior Bracelet

Disclaimer:  The following post is a product review and giveaway.  As a member of Nuun Hydration’s Hood to Coast relay team, I was was provided with an Endorphin Warrior bracelet.  Endorphin Warrior is also sponsoring the giveaway of one warrior training bracelet.   As always, all opinions are my own. BELIEVE. As a runner, I sometimes struggle to believe that I am a runner, to believe that I have the strength and ability to achieve new personal records and to {Read More}

Greetings From Mount Hood

Van #1 for Nuun’s Team Lemonade had the privilege of driving to the starting line of Hood to Coast and taking in the incredible views from Mount Hood.  Since this was my first trip to the Pacific Northwest, I was in awe of the scenery. We made it to the top with just about an hour to spare so we didn’t have too much time to goof off. Nuun tattoos, Sparkle Skirts, obligatory photos with Mount Hood… check, check, and {Read More}

Hood to Coast: Team Bonding!

Now that I am back from my trip to Washington/Oregon (Hood to Coast) AND California (runDisney Dumbo Challenge), I can finally tell you all about these amazing events and races!  Sorry for the delay but it has been a really FUN filled few weeks 🙂 I arrived in Seattle on Wednesday evening (8/21).  Several teammates already had a day full of sightseeing and getting to know one another over dinner and bowling.  I felt nervously behind the curve since I {Read More}

Marathon Training: Week #8

Marathon Training: Week #8 MON:  REST TUES:  REST (Travel day to Texas for work) WED:  3 Miles THURS:  3 Miles at Green Lake with my Nuun Teammates FRI:  Leg#3 of Hood to Coast – 3.96 Mile Thanks for the pic Lauren! SAT: Leg #15 – 7.93 Miles / Leg #27 – 6.0 Miles SUN:  REST day on the longest plane ride of my life! Total Miles:  23.4 My training this week was happily interrupted by a little event called HOOD {Read More}

Hood to Coast with Team Nuun: My Legs

No, not these legs… Although I must say that these Team Lemonade Pro Compression socks are pretty fabulous! I am talking about the three legs that I will be running at Hood to Coast this weekend!  As Runner #3 for Nuun‘s Team Lemonade, I will be tackling these runs: Leg #3:  Hello downhill.  The goal is to not go out too hard and rock steady.  Cool.  Okay, moving on… Rating:  Easy / Mileage:  3.93 Leg #15:  This will be my longest leg {Read More}

Hood to Coast with Team Nuun: The 5 W’s

It’s almost the end of summer.  That means it is almost time for my Nuun Hood to Coast (HTC) Adventure!  Next Friday, at about 1:15pm, Nuun will be sending off Team Lemonade, Team Watermelon, and Team Cherry Limeade from Mount Hood to start the Mother of All Relays. WHO: Lauren, Leslie, ME, Jolene, Andrea, Kristen (Van 1)  Kimberly, Karen, Zoe, Jesica, Holly, Holly (Van 2) Megan, Mallory, Kara, Hannah, Sarah, Catey (Van 1) Meghan, Megan, Laura, Lisa, Lindsay, Devon (Van 2) Dorothy, Robyn, {Read More}