Today I am saddened by the death of Nelson Mandela and thinking of the people of South Africa and all who were touched by Nelson Mandela during his lifetime.
On July 18th, his birthday and ‘Nelson Mandela International Day’, my family was in South Africa. We joined people all over the world in doing 67 [...]
Just a brief post today to share a few things I’m excited about today…
(1) I used my Handana for the first time! The idea behind this product is you wear it on your hand and use it to wipe your sweat during a run or workout. Katie, the woman behind Handana, [...]
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I’m just now getting around to posting about mine. Not because I’ve been in a food coma for four days, but because things have been a little busy lately! My sister and brother-in-law came in town for the weekend and we had a great time. The only bummer [...]
I seriously cannot believe it is almost Thanksgiving. Where did this year go?! With the holidays approaching it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to buy the special people in your lives. If you’re anything like me, you probably find holiday shopping to be pretty annoying and stressful. So, for the runner in [...]
I love doing relay races. Ok, so maybe I have only done two running relay races ever. But I gotta say that just based on my limited experience relays are really fun! And, as you’ll see below, they are awesome because I actually have a shot of placing when with a group vs. on [...]
After months of training, obsessing about the Hansons marathon method, talking about running a good portion of the time to anyone who would listen, posting weekly training updates, and going to bed at extremely early hours, “life post-marathon” has been a quite a different situation.
Here’s a few of the things I’ve found myself doing [...]
We’re definitely starting to feel that chill in the air that comes with mid-autumn weather. This is one of my favorite times of the year to run. It’s not too cold out yet, and the falling leaves create a gorgeous backdrop for our runs. I’ve only managed to do a couple of runs since [...]
Have you ever overheard, or been a part of, this conversation:
“Which race did you do – the half or the full?”
“Oh, I just did the half”
Or this one:
“You ran an ultramarathon? You must be really fast!”
Confession time. These conversations drive me nuts. It seems that many people (particularly non-runners, but [...]
I think we could all agree the world needs a little more kindness. Well…I had an experience recently with a brand that truly exemplifies this – Kind Healthy Snacks.
I had the chance to try a ton of different flavors of Kind Bars. Kind Snacks sent me this box of bars the week [...]
It’s New York Marathon Sunday! I don’t live in New York, nor am I running the marathon, but I’m still excited for two reasons: (1) Everyone running this race is about to have one of the coolest running experiences they will ever have, and (2) I realized this morning that they’re televising the race on [...]
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Frostbite Series Half Marathon
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Ragnar Del Sol 200 mile relay
Quivering Quads Trail Half Marathon
St. Patrick's Day Parade Run
Wipro San Francisco Half Marathon