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 […]

Who is training for a fall marathon?!?! Tell me what your favorite thing so far is about training! The miles? The friendships? Pushing yourself farther than you have ever gone before? If you need some new music to add to your running playlist check out the Top Ten for August from RunHundred. “Collaborations and remixes […]

Chloe and Miles have been in Florida for the past week with my dad and his wife {lucky little ducks}! It’s been weird different only having one child for the week. Easier beyond measure in some ways but still just as hard in other ways. Yesterday Eric and I took Colton to hike up to Bears […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]