Yoga As a way to improve Running

As many of my followers know, I’ve gotten into yoga this past summer thanks to one of my work friends who is a yoga instructor. Mostly in the beginning, it was a way to stay fit in the summer since I was not distance running. Distance running is my love and during the summer months…

Fitbit Blaze Review

Fitbit Blaze Review ***Note- This blog post is not sponsoring Fitbit in any way, shape, or form. This post is merely from one runner to another. I want to organize this review in different categories. I’ve seen others do this with sneaker reviews on Amazon, and I like it. I’ve had two Fitbit Charges in…

Big News Everyone!

Greetings Everyone! I hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend and happy Friday! Long time no see 🙂 I’m sorry I have been able to blog for two weeks but there are some BIG changes going on in my household. First off let’s start off with the little things: I turned 25 and…

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…

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…

Defining Yourself as a Runner & 5Ks

I am a member to the Team Disney Facebook page, and last night there was a debacle about the newly announced Virtual RunDisney 5K events. This post has more to do with new runners/5Ks in general and not so much about RunDisney. However, the issue was brought to my attention, that other runners may or may not…

Running in Raleigh, NC

For 10 days, as some of you know, I was in Raleigh, North Carolina visiting my parents/sister. I love running around their neighborhood because they have 2 different nice 1-mile loops. The route was a bit hilly for this Floridian, but it’s all good for training. The weather was typically in the 40s-50s when I…

Saturday Morning And Star Wars 1/2 Trial Run

Happy Saturday everyone! Today in Tampa, the weather forecast is rain, rain, and more rain. I knew last night if I wanted to get in my Saturday run, it needed to be early. The plan today was to meet my friend  who is also running the Star Wars half marathon, and have a trial run…

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…

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…

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…

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…