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…

Raleigh City of Oaks- UNC Rex Healthcare Half Marathon

The UNC Rex Healthcare Half Marathon was a couple weekends ago but I never got a chance to recap the race. The race started at 7am sharp at the Belltower of North Carolina State University. My fiancé and I arrived at 6:30am but honestly, I don’t feel it was early enough. There were a handful…

Training Update & SmartWool Socks Review

Happy Wednesday! I wrote this post on Sunday but here you go… Sundays are my long run days. When do you plan your long runs? In just two weeks,I will be running the City of Oaks Half Marathon in Raleigh, North Carolina. Woot,woot! It will be my first Half Marathon of the race season. I’ve…

Top 5 Tuesday: Running Confessions

Happy Top 5 Tuesday everyone! I wanted to make this Top 5 Tuesday about all things I don’t do by the book or perfectly with running. We all make mistakes, or repeat bad habits. I’m here to tell beginner runners that they are not alone. All of these mistakes or habits, I do not recommend…

October Running

Happy October everyone! A new month of running means more training runs, a brand new Runner’s World magazine, more goals to hit, and competing in races. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Fall breeze, Halloween, candy corn, flannels, etc. I LOVE everything about October! This morning to kick off October running, I ran…

Top 5 Tuesday: Top Cities in America I’d like to run

In light of the recent Runner’s World magazine, October 2016, I wanted to make the Top 5 Tuesday topic about 5 cities in the United States I’d love to run. In this magazine, there was an article that found the 50 best running cities in the United States. The #1 best running city was San…

Top 5 Tuesday: YouTube Fitness Channels

Hello blogger friends! This week’s top 5 Tuesday, I wanted to dive into the YouTube world. There are so many Fitness Stars on YouTube to watch nowadays. I’ve been a big fan of watching/ working out to YouTube Fitness videos since 2012. They are the perfect way to get tips, tricks, and moves for all…

The World’s Okayest Runner after a bad run

They say that does not kill you, makes you stronger. Well, wow. Last week’s long run ended miserably with vomit and a sick stomach. I felt slightly defeated, even though we have all endured those bad runs. Yesterday was another long run day, and I went 8 miles. It felt fantastic. One run can take…

Top 5 Tuesday: What are you listening to?

Now that race season is drawing nearer, I want to get back into writing Top 5 Tuesday posts. Many people as they are running have headphones in their ears. What are they listening to? (Kudos, to all those runners out there that don’t need anything but their running shoes and the great outdoors).  I’m not…

It’s beginning to look a lot like 1/2 marathon training

 With the cooler climate and crisp air in the mornings, it’s beginning to look like my 1/2 marathon training is starting. Throughout the summer, I continued speed work and ran 3-4 miles each time I ran. Now, we are onto long distance running (my absolute favorite). I am following one of the Disney half marathon…