June 2017 Running & Spring Races Recap

Hi everyone, Now that my life is resembling something a bit more now. I am getting back into blogging again. What was I doing for the past few months? I was getting married, moving into our new home, and teaching/learning curriculum at work. These may sound like excuses, but honestly I felt I had a…

February Recap & March Sneak Peek

Happy March! Before I get into what I’m up to in March, I’d like to Recap on how February went. I ran 83 miles this past month. In January I ran 85 miles..so I’m two miles short from last month. I am right now schedule with my mile goals for this year. This is all…

January Training Recap & February Sneak Peek

Happy February! Before I start talking about February goals, I wanted to do a bit of a January recap of training. I just checked my MapMyRun app and it says I ran 85 miles in January. That is such an improvement from last year and I am excited. New year, new you! In 2016, I…

Top 5 Tuesday: Running Confessions #2

Happy Top 5 Tuesday! Today we will talk about running confessions. I had so much fun writing a post like this a couple of months ago, I thought I’d give it a go again. Some of these confessions happened in the past, some are happening more currently. I hope you get a laugh out of…

My year of running fearlessly: 2016

My year of running fearlessly: 2016 I say ‘My year of running fearlessly’ due to the fact this was the year I really discovered the world of running, outside of running in my neighborhood casually. I got to run my first half marathon, run in different states, different terrain, and meet some new people. Most…

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…

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: 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…