Running on the Beach

Since I am currently looking for employment, I used this free time opportunity to visit my grandparents in Naples, Florida before they go back home to Maine. Naples is about a 2 1/2 hour drive from Tampa and I have been trying to visit my grandparents as much as I can this year. They are…

Top 5 Tuesday: Gear Every New Runner Needs

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday topic is running gear every new runner needs to have. Some of these items I learned along the way how essential they are when you run. I’m not going to put running shoes on the list because I feel that should be a given. Lol. This is all…

Bolt Run Recap

This past Saturday was the 15th annual Bolt Run hosted by the Tampa Bay Lightning National Hockey League team. The 5k started at 7:30AM at the Amalie Arena (hockey arena for the team) then to Bayshore Blvd. It was raining throughout Friday night, so my fiancé and I were a bit worried it might rain…

Running with Buddy the Labradoodle

This morning, I went on my usual 4 mile route for some speed work. I really dislike speed work day, but it has got to happen to better myself. I honestly rather run long slow distances, than speed work. I’m sure I am not the only one. Anyway, usually for speed work day I do…

Bolt Run Race Bib PickUp

This afternoon my fiancé picked up our race bibs for the upcoming 15th annual Bolt Run this weekend. Yay! If any of you are hockey fans, you probably have heard of the Tampa Bay Lightning team, and this is the 5k/5 miler they host. My fiancé and I are doing the 5k Saturday morning together….

Top 5 Tuesday: Domestic Destination Race Wishlist

So for the past year I have been racing but mostly locally (within an hour from the Tampa Bay Area). I still feel I have more races to do locally like the Gasparilla Distance Classic Half Marathon, the Fort DeSoto Half Marathon series, and more runDisney races, of course. This Top 5 Tuesday list will…

Cold Front in Florida

This morning started with a surprisingly low of 55 degrees in Florida. Perfect running weather anyone could possibly ask for living in a tropical area. My route plan was to run my usual 4 miles, but I was feeling good. Really good. All thanks to the wonderful cold front! I ran 8 miles today. It…

Star Wars Half Preparation and Labradoodles

This weekend I knew was going to be a busy one, so I had to get in all my runs in throughout the week. Usually my long runs are on Saturday morning when there is no traffic. There is some sort of bliss about waking up before most, and going out for a run. I…

Pilates and Running

I have been doing POP Pilates, or Blogilates since 2012, when I first heard about the fitness trainer Casey Ho. She is a fitness star on YouTube, has 2 workout DVDs, has 1 book, has an App, and has even recently been on the cover of Health magazine. Casey Ho’s Pilates videos are how I…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I hope everyone is having a great St. Patrick’s Day, and hopefully wearing something green on your run today. Congratulations to those over this past weekend that ran a St. Patrick’s Day themed race. I saw many photos from different races around the country and they looked like so much fun! For my run today I…

Where I Run

A few months ago, I read this article in the Runner’s World magazine that talked about how their running route right outside their front door is always the best according to the author. I tend to agree with this. Just this past year, my Florida county built sidewalks all along the suburban road I live…

Review: Chariots of Fire

Chariots of Fire (1981), is the first film about running I have ever seen. I cannot understand why it took me up until this week to finally see it. Everyone knows the classic scene when the men are training on the beach and the music is playing in the background. It is an epic scene….