I'm on my way back to Virginia today after 5 fun filled days in San Diego! Here are some summer running tips to get you through the last month of running before fall temperatures {hopefully} start creeping in. Summer is here in full force in my neck of the woods. Many of my runs have gone from feeling effortless to something resembling a shuffle. Here are some things to remember about summer running if you are finding yourself in the same spot as me. Forget About Pace If the humidity is … [Continue reading...]


Tomorrow I’ll be on a plane headed to San Diego for the Road Runner Sports Craft Classic Half Marathon! To say I’m excited is an understatement. I’ll be doing a take over of the Women’s Running Magazine instagram while I’m at the race so be sure to follow me over there and on the RRS Craft Classic page […]

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When I first moved to Leesburg I called the local high school to ask for permission to run on their track. In the early morning hours the track was locked. I needed the code. The lock was the obstacle. Unlike when we lived in Reston where the South Lakes {my old high school!} track felt like […]

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First things first is quickly becoming my favorite phrase….. but really….first things first. I have a recap of Day 3 of my Olympic Trials Trip coming at you tomorrow or maybe later today once I have read it 10 more times….once upon a time I did not proof read my posts. Sure I read them […]

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You haven’t seen fast till you have seen fast. That’s pretty much how I could sum up my weekend with the Brooks crew at the US Olympic Track & Field Trials in one sentence. When attempting to capture a picture of these fast women {and men} burst mode is your friend. Timing the burst mode however […]

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Day 2 of the Brooks Running Blog Ambassador trip to the US Olympic Track & Field Trials did not disappoint. If you missed my post on Day 1 you can find it HERE The little people, well mostly Chloe and I, started out the day by gathering things to donate. I felt like I was gifted lots […]

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I’m home! After 5 days of traveling + hanging out in Eugene with the Brooks Running crew for the US Olympic Track & Field Trials I’m happy to be home with my little people once again. Friday after a 2am wake up call I finally made it to Portland around 1ish to make the drive […]

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Brooks Beasts train in Albuquerque, N.M. April 2016. Photo by Craig Fritz

Garrett Heath – you may know him as the guy who beat Mo Farah or it is entirely possible that you haven’t heard of him yet. Make no mistake though you will know who he is come next week when the USA Olympic Track and Field Trials kick off in Eugene, Oregon. Brooks gave me the […]

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I’m on vacation now with my little family in Corolla, North Carolina. This is our 6th year coming and staying at a house in the Corolla Light Community. It’s something that all 5 of us literally look forward to all year and a vacation I’m not sure I will ever get sick of. We arrived […]

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Do you need to update your playlist? Get ready for the June list from RunHundred! 10 songs that will add some pep to your step.   photo by: Sarah Marie Design Studio “The summer possesses a strange magic that allows it to draw pop songs out of the woodwork—even from acts that aren’t necessarily pop acts. Even […]

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This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. Three weeks ago I ran my 3rd 5K in May, the Fit Foodie 5K!! At the three-day John Hancock Hosts The Cooking Light & Health Fit Foodie Race Weekend, calories are both burned and earned!! I can’t even explain to you how happy I am to […]

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I’ve been having vivid dreams lately and was stuck in one this morning when my alarm went off at 4 am. They are the type of dreams that you wake up from and have to really think about whether that was a dream or if what happened, really happened. There was no tossing and turning last night. I […]

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