Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Running Excuses

Today’s Top 5 Tuesday topic will be one that I struggled with last week. I started a new job last Monday, and have been having trouble juggling my running with other things I need to do when I get home from work. I ran twice last week- so at least I’m trying to make it…

Top 5 Tuesday: 5 International Races I’d Love to Run

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday topic is Top 5 International Races I’d love to run. Awhile back I did this type of post but with domestic races in the United States. For this post, the sky is the limit. I probably will not get to do any of these in my lifetime, but…

A Change of Pace

Well, it’s now the weekend! The last weekend before I start my new job as a Health Educator (happy dancingšŸ˜€). Ā I’m very excited for this opportunity to jump start my career in public health. I worked very hard in grad school, and I am so thrilled I’ll be using my degree! I have a feeling…

Running in Maine

Over the weekend, my fiancĆ© and I went to Cape Elizabeth, Maine to celebrate my grandparent’s 60th anniversary with my family. We stayed at this wonderful hotel called the Inn by the Sea. I cannot recommend it enough if you are ever traveling to the Portland area. One of the many reasons why I fell…

Top 5 Tuesday: Beat the Heat for New Runners

This Top 5 Tuesday is inspired by my local Fit2Run running speciality store training program they offer. I know it’s not summer yet, but I wanted to go ahead and share my summer running tips to beat the heat. Summers in Florida and in the South, in general, are intense. It can be very difficult…

Top 5 Tuesday: Long Run Essentials for New Runners

Happy Tuesday everyone! I’m sure quite a few of you guys are making new running goals, and registering for more races this year. This post is dedicated to all you new runners out there navigating the wonderful world of running. Long runs are a bit different than speedy 5Ks in how you train. Long run…

Girls on the Run 5K: Race Recap

This past Saturday morning, I volunteered and ran at the local Girls on the Run 5K. I started volunteering at 7AM at the Girls on the Run Race Village, but officially everyone start rolling in at 7:30AM. The other person I was suppose to volunteer with was a no show, so I was pleased there…

Training and Girls on the Run Packet Pickup

Training since the Star Wars Half Marathon has been so-so. I’ve been running about 4 mile runs, 3-4 days a week. I’ve been doing some speed work each week, which I have noticed has really helped my 5k & 10k pace. With the temperatures rising in Florida, it’s getting harder to run longer distances. My…

Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5Ks I Want to Run

Last week, Sarah Chasing Life (go check out her blog!) sent me this great article from Runner’s World called ’10 Reasons the 5K is Freaking Awesome’ by Lauren Fleshman. It was a great article, and it provided many good points why 5Ks are just as fantastic as Half Marathons or Marathons. In lieu of this…

Race Bib Project

So I currently am waiting to start my new job in the next few weeks, so I have PLENTY of free time. Last week I decided to do a project with my old race bibs, so they could be on display instead of a shoe box. I got a free ideas on Pinterest to decoupage…