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…

Top 5 Tuesday: 5 Love Notes to the Running Community

Happy Valentine’s Day! Since today is all about love, I wanted to share the love to the running community. This Top 5 Tuesday will be about how amazing the running community is. I mean honestly what’s not to love? I’m talking about the blogging folks (like you!), local running shops, racing events and more. 5…

Top 5 Tuesday: 5 marathons on my list

Happy Top 5 Tuesday! Now that I’ve finally run my first marathon, I am hooked! That means, I get to start this about possible marathons I can do near Raleigh. When researching marathons in North Carolina or other states near, I closely looked at cut off times, and popularity of the race. After listening to…

Krispy Kreme Challenge: Race Recap

How to make running unhealthy? Well…Over the weekend, I ran the Krispy Kreme Challenge in North Carolina with my sister. This year was the 13th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge. We ran the race last year as well, but it was when I was still living in Florida I came for a visit. You can register…

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…

Top 5 Tuesday: 5 Running books I need to read in 2017

Hello, everyone 🙂 Congratulations to those runners that ran the Star Wars: the Light Side half marathon over the weekend! Yesterday, I had the day off like I’m sure many of you fellow Americans had for Martin Luther King Day. I spent my day going to a local used bookstore and reading. Many of you…

Walt Disney World Half to Full Marathon: Part 2

Walt Disney World Half to Full Marathon : Part 2 In my previous post, I shared my experiences prior to the marathon race day. So let’s take a further look on what happened on the race course.. First of all, I went to Florida for nice weather, not 30 degrees that feels like it’s in…

Walt Disney World Half to Full Marathon: Part 1

Walt Disney World Half to Full Marathon: Part 1 This is not a story of sadness or anger of when races go wrong. This is a story of when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. I hope you enjoy 😀 I registered for the half marathon months ago, and my friend Jen was joining me….

Top 5 Tuesday: 5 things I’m excited about this winter

Top 5 Tuesday: 5 things I’m excited about this winter So there have been a few new products I’ve tried, podcasts I’ve listened to, documentaries I’ve watched, and everything in between. I’d like to share my list of 5 things I’m excited about this winter season. 1. Buff headbands- I got mine from L.L. Bean,…