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Some of you may recall a list of power songs that I created last year around race season. Well I’ve decided to do a refresh. With a new race season approaching, I figured my playlist needed an updated. Naturally, I thought I would share the top 5 songs that are getting my moving these days. Suave (Kiss Me) – Nayer Featuring Pitbull & Mohombi We all know I love Pitbull more than… Read More

My last 2 weeks have been spent in Florida, in that tropical sun, heat, and humidity. My first week was spent in Orlando for a business trip. I goaled myself to complete 1 workout… and success!! I completed 2! Hey that’s a big deal when you’re committed to 16+ hour workdays. I know it’s sounds cliché, but when you enjoy what you do, it’s not hard to push yourself. Anyway while in… Read More

Hello All! So it begins! Last week marked the start of my 19 week training program for the Marine Corps Marathon. 19 weeks is a long time, you say? Yes, I know. In order to avoid injury, I have decided to undergo a novice training program that allows me to gradually increase my miles while incorporating strength training and crossing training. Saturday June 6 – 6 Miles Sunday June 7 – REST… Read More

WordPress just informed me that today is my 1 year blog-iversary! I just wanted to take a minute and say thanks to all my old friends and new ones who’ve made this such a fun experience. I can’t wait to see what the future holds. Cheesey I know… Also yes, wordpress had to tell me… Still can’t believe it’s been a full year! No questions today. Just sharing 🙂

Marathon training doesn’t just stop. It is a continuous process for months leading up to the big day. Just because I took an impromptu trip to the Northeast last weekend doesn’t mean I get to skip my run. While up there I decided to visit family, yeah that’s right I’m originally from the Jersey Shore. Yes, that Jersey Shore. I went to high school across the bridge. And worked at a short order… Read More

Part II of the King Crab Challenge was the Baltimore 10-Miler. This is a local race that is well known for their amazing premium. Seriously they wins awards for them. I signed up for this race solely due to it’s status in the King Crab Challenge. Otherwise, I’d heard of it, but it takes a lot to get me to trek out to Baltimore at 5AM. Packet Pick up was held in… Read More

So apparently, May is the month of 10Ks for me. I happen to find myself signed up for 3 this month (and one half marathon). How did this happen? I’m not 100% sure. This is not a distance that I am particularly fond of nor do I have a lot of experience running. My last and only 10K was in November, which I signed up for as a shake out run before the… Read More

Training has been rough and by rough I mean slow and by slow I mean…. Well you get my point. After the RnR USA last month my knee has been acting up. I’ve incorporated more yoga, started an intimate relationship with my foam roller, and have taken advantage of cardio machines at the gym. However, with back-to-back races right around the corner, I need to manage my expectations and begin my race… Read More

So I’m addicted. To Peeps. No really. I ate them for breakfast yesterday. This is not the food of champions people. However, they are absolutely delicious, there is no denying that. It turns out one of the perks of being an adult includes getting to eat peeps for breakfast. But let’s get back to reality shall we? Last weekend, I was in Miami for about 36 hrs. It may have been exactly 36… Read More

We all reach those moments in training where we’re wondering why we continue to do this. Running requires intense dedication and a real willingness to want to succeed on your own. I don’t know about you, but I am constantly tempted to sleep in, skip a workout, or just help myself to another glass of wine/margaritas the night before a training run. I am guilty of committing all of these acts. Well… Read More

2013 has flown by…It’s almost 2014 and I’m going to look back on the success and set backs from this year. This was also a huge year for me, in general. I moved, got a new job, finished my very first marathon, and got married! I accomplished more races than I ever thought possible. Here’s some back story you may need. In late August of 2012, I hurt my knee. I was… Read More

When your friend from Coloradosays I want to come visit you and run a race with the girls you don’t say no. When she says she wants to run the Nike 1/2 Marathon in DC in April. You say sure. When you see the price. You hallucinate. So we came up with a team name and entered the lottery. FYI… we’re team Blonde Nation. So we crossed our fingers and hoped. While… Read More