I’ve made a lot of poor choices in my life {who hasn’t right?!} and one of those choices I now regret was transitioning over the past couple of years to using no fuel on my runs and bringing no water. 20 miles. hashtag #nofuel #nowater #yay only it wasn’t #yay for my body…..   The […]

I’ve signed up for a bunch of local races in my area but the race that has been getting me out of bed in the early morning hours this summer is Hood To Coast! {http://hoodtocoast.com/} For the second time I get to run Hood To Coast with a team that nuun has put together!! If you […]

Thank you to all who entered the nuun giveaway. If you didn’t win but have never tried nuun – I HIGHLY recommend it! [I haven’t actually met a person yet that doesn’t like it] The randomly selected winner is: Carissa email me at irunthisbody@gmail.com to claim your prize! [You have one week before a back […]

You may or may not have heard. Nuun Hydration is putting together 3 all women blogger teams to run Hood To Coast this year. You may or may not know that Nuun Hydration put together 2 all women blogger teams to run Hood To Coast last year. You may or may not know that I […]

I get obsessed with things very easily. My husband calls it the *Chipotle Effect* When I find something I love I go ALL in. There was a period of time when I loved Chipotle. I loved it so much I ate it twice a day almost 5 days a week. [You can imagine what this […]

I am a tea fanatic, it is my English roots. I was raised enjoying tea time every afternoon which was often accompanied from homemade scones by my grandmother. Tea – traditional English Breakfast and herbal – is a daily part of my daily diet. Before bed I typically drink an herbal tea to warm my tummy and help me […]

Runners are all different. Our bodies and stomachs all handle things differently. The only thing I can say with CERTAINTY is that you without a doubt NEED to eat breakfast the morning of a marathon.  I do not eat breakfast before any long runs, yet I would NEVER skip a morning meal race day. There […]

There are things I am good at and there are things I am not good at. Hydrating is one of the ones I am not so good at. This may make no sense because I have been running races for over ten years now, marathons for over 7 years, am running Hood To Coast on […]

Race: Riley’s Rumble 1/2 Marathon Date: August 7th, 2011 Location: Boyds, MD Online Registration: I registered race week no problem. Entire online process took less than 5 minutes. Ease of parking: We arrived to the race site at 6:15, 45 minute prior to the start and were able to park right next to packet pick […]

Want to know a secret? Oh come on, everyone like secrets. My go-go-gadget secret running sources have told me that nuun is putting together an ALL women ALL bloggers relay team for the 30th Anniversary running of the Hood To Coast Relay, the Boston of all relays. [It won’t be officially announced for over 24 […]

Staying hydrated on a run is crucial to performance and success. Dehydration can start long before a runner realizes it’s happening.  It’s simply not enough to re-fuel after the run – hydrating must take place, before, during and yes after the run.  [for more information on hydration CLICK HERE] Long before I ever got pregnant I […]

I recently learned some very helpful information on hydration and the runners body. This had led me to believe that my diagnosis of being in a chronic state of dehydration is right. So last night when I went running again – I took my trusty hand held water bottle with me. I think even though […]