Top 5 Tuesday: 5 races on the 2017 schedule

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday filled with friends and family! Back in late spring 2016 I wrote a post of my tentative race season 2017 schedule. However, this was all before my move to Raleigh. Everything on that list before was in Florida. Basically I’m starting from scratch but that…

Runner Questions

So I’ve been listening a lot of different podcast, and reading many people’s running blogs out there. I’ve kind of realized I love the blogs and the podcasts that let us get to know the writer or the speaker just a little bit better. Yes, I have my ‘About’ blurb on my blog but I…

Top 5 Tuesday: Holiday gift ideas

Happy Top 5 Tuesday! Today with the holiday season, and the many posts by Chocolaterunsjudy and livinglovingrunner about holiday gift giving, I thought I would compile a list myself. This list won’t necessarily be what I want for Christmas, but items I feel every runner should have. 1. Foam Roller- I didn’t have one of…

Running Man book talk: Charlie Engle

Two weeks, I went to my local bookshop, (shout out to Quail Ridge books), for an author signing….But not just any author signing. The ultramarathon runner, Charlie Engle was promoting his new book, Running Man. It was published earlier this year in September. I hate to admit, like Dean Karnazes, I did not know who…

Top 5 Tuesday: Running in the cold

So many of you know, I am a Floridian who has recently moved to North Carolina. I think the coldest I ever ran in Florida was in the 50s….well except that one Disney 5K in 2014 it was in the 20s. It was torture, and I was completely unprepared during that race. When I say…

Ultra Marathon Man Documentary: Dean Karnazes

Back in 2006, I was running but only casually around the neighborhood. I knew nothing about half marathons, marathons, or ultramarathon races. In 2006, Dean Karnazes wrote a sports book called Ultra Marathon Man. This may not be news to those of you that have been running for years. I’ve never read the book, but…