Five minutes before I head out for a run my feelings are typically one of two extremes. I am either feeling… …excitement—This is going to be great. I’m so happy I get to go for a run! …or dread—This is going to be terrible. I’m *insert excuse of the day: tired, hungry, not in the mood. […]

September is almost over which means one thing….marathon season is almost completely upon us! If you are looking for some new songs to add to your long run or marathon playlist check out this month’s list from RunHundred. “The key to any workout mix is finding the right balance between fresh and familiar tracks. Ones in […]

Morning friends!! I’m excited to share with you today one of my kid’s new favorite drinks! I’ve never understood the adage, don’t drink your calories, it’s like the silly fashion rule that once attempted to tell us we should not wear white shoes or white pants after labor day. I LIKE drinking calories. If I […]

After literally 13+ years of talking about it, I finally bought a road bike!! I’d say that I wish I had bought one sooner, I don’t {even though I’m completely in love after only 3 rides}. I wasn’t ready before but I am now. I’ve been walking my kids to school every morning. A decision […]

Morning friends! I just got back from an easy 6 mile run. I’ve been taking my easy runs easier in an attempt to reduce stress. My doctor says that I need to work on stress/anxiety and attempt to reduce it as much as possible. He believes that some of the constant aching in my stomach […]

If you have been patiently waiting for the updated Garmin I Run This Body watch face for your Garmin – it’s here!! The face has been updated to include even more devices such as the fēnix® 3 HR!! I’m crazy humbled that over 4,600 of you have downloaded it. It means so much to me that this […]

I spend a lot of time online. Too much time. My inbox has become a frequent source of stress. One of my goals this fall has been to maximize the time I spend online so I can reduce the overall time in front of my computer. I want to be outside. I want to be […]

I’m having a hard time putting in to words how far off I thought this day was and yet here it is. Chloe entered in to her last year of elementary school, Miles is in 3rd, and Colton full-day kindergarten. Today I had no little people in my house and it was just about the strangest thing […]

The heat in the DC metro area this past weekend was nuts. The heat index at one point was 114 in Leesburg! I’m certain it did seriously feel that hot. I knew a longer long run just wasn’t in the cards on Saturday so I headed out with 10 as the goal. In order to finish, […]

Happy Friday friends!!! I’m sure you are all excited today marked the start of the Track & Field events at the Rio Olympics!! Saucony athlete, Molly Huddle kicked some you-know-what already!! Speaking of Olympics my aunt Cynthia competed this past weekend in her 4th {yes 4th!!!} Olympics. In her round the top 6 advanced – she […]

Morning running friends!! For as down as last week was, is as up as this week is. A good reminder that a. sometimes we are our own worst enemies and b. bad days are just that, a day. Maybe you have a string of bad days or down days, but at some point if you […]

Morning running friends! Last week I was feeling a little blah, okay a lot. I get in these funks sometimes and though I try to look at all the positives and pull myself out of it, some days all I want to do is sit on the couch and stuff my face while feeling sorry […]