Today’s MIT workout run was cancelled due to excessive heat. Temperatures are supposed to soar to 103 degrees with a heat index of 110. Being outside for any period of time can be risky, especially when exerting yourself by doing any type of physical activity such as running. If you must be outside or exercise [...]
Today I ran my 7th half marathon! Knowing that I wasn’t going to race this race, I offered to pace a friend to reach her goal of finishing under 2:15. I can’t tell you what a rewarding experience this was for me. This is the second time that I have paced a friend in a [...]
Who likes free stuff? I do!! I have a pretty awesome giveaway for you guys today, but first I need to tell you about my love for Sharkies.
First and foremost, how cute are these snacks? Okay, so I am getting close to being 40, but I can still act like a [...]
Saturday mornings seem like the perfect time to talk protein bars since I am normally doing my long runs as my posts go live. As a runner, I have learned that what may work for one person, doesn’t always necessarily work for another. As long as a product is gluten-free, I am willing to give [...]
Just because I was “on vacation” didn’t mean that I didn’t get my miles in. My mom & sister snapped this picture on their way to take my nephew to school. Fortunately they caught me before I hit the killer hills and felt like dying.
After my tour of the hardest hills I have [...]
I was the “lucky” recipient of a So Lucky Gifts Active Box full of Honey Stinger products the other day! I love Honey Stinger gels, so I was excited to try the protein bars & organic energy chews. Check out this beautiful packaging from So Lucky Gifts:
I didn’t want to ruin it because [...]
I love when people ask if I run when it is cold outside. I giggle now, but I used to be one of those people who hated to be outside when it was cold. Yes, I still despise being cold, but I think that I am becoming acclimated because I am finding my cold [...]
I have talked many times here how important it is for me to refuel properly after my longer runs. The easiest way to do that is by drinking a protein shake of sorts on my way home. The newest protein shake that I have tried out is the CalNatural Svelte protein shakes.
Thursday my alarm went off at 4:20 AM, which is typical for a weekday. I hit snooze for 9 minutes and then there were no excuses. When I began getting up this early to run/workout 3 years ago, it wasn’t easy. I admit that there were many days in the beginning that I wanted [...]
Commit. Train. Believe. Achieve. Fitting that this is the official motto for the race that I just PR’d in!
I DID IT! Shiny new PR (personal record) for me! I finished the race in 1:57:31 yesterday – my previous PR was 2:01:22 in the same race in 2009. I don’t think I have ever [...]