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…

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 fiancĂ© and I arrived at 6:30am but honestly, I don’t feel it was early enough. There were a handful…

Top 5 Tuesday: 5 reasons why being a new runner is awesome

Hello, all! I wanted this week’s Top 5 Tuesday topic to celebrate all those new runners out there. All of us runners have been there. It’s a time in every runners life that is filled with joy, tears, happiness, and frustration all at the same time. But I promise, you will get there. You will…

City of Oaks Race Expo

It’s beginning to look a lot like race weekend again 🙂 Yay! This Sunday morning, I will be running the City of Oaks Half Marathon. The weather has been checked (low 40s),  and the outfit has been picked. Next step: to the expo! My fiancĂ© and I this morning first went out for breakfast at…

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…

Bull City RunFest- 5 mile race

Hello! It’s been almost one week since the Bull City RunFest and Food Truck Rodeo in Durham, North Carolina and I wanted to share my experience. I raced in the 5 mile distance, but that same morning they had the half marathon as well. Because this was my first race of the season, I wanted…

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…