Cold weather running is just that – COLD! As I scrolled through google on Saturday night it occurred to me that instead of finding out how cold it had to be to be too cold to run, I was looking for validation that anything under zero was in fact way too cold to be running. […]

“I like goals, goals are my favorite.” One of my favorite quotes from the movie Elf is when Buddy says that smiling is his favorite! I’m a goal oriented person. Goals help keep me on track personally and professionally. Many of them are fluid and revolve around an ever-changing life dynamic but some of them are […]

My friends at Brooks Running have some safety tips for you to help keep you safe while out on the roads. After their suggestions I’m linking to some articles I’ve written on safety and what it can often feel like to run alone as a woman. I hope you find these tips and articles helpful!! […]

There is something magical to me about a new year. While we are given a fresh start every morning there is something about the entire world starting a new year together that feels special. In a world full of differences it’s one of the few things we all experience together. Fitness goals are always on […]

The year was 2004. I was 22 years old and had been a marathoner for a year. I was a relative newbie to the sport of running but that didn’t stop me from feeling that with each mile I ran, running was becoming a huge part of who I was. Runners were some of the […]

It was mile 5 and I wanted to quit. The sun was blazing, the air was heavy; remind me why I do this again? I started to debate how I could walk off course and then make my way back to the start/finish line. If I had let my body quit that day, the adventure of […]

Someone once told me that hope was a fruitless emotion. That the nature of hope implies waiting for something to come your way or for something to happen but to not work for it. I disagreed on many levels but it wasn’t until today that I fully grasped why hope has been so important in […]

December is a great month to contemplate what you want to achieve or work towards in the new year! If one of your goals is to get out there and run more often, new music can be just the motivation you need. I like to save songs I really enjoy for when I am out […]

Yesterday my training started for RNR DC! I had convinced myself that I wanted to stop running marathons all together for a couple of years but the truth is that was just the part of me that is really frustrated with the dizziness that has seemed to come and go over the past couple of […]

Last winter I convinced two friends {one who I would later learn couldn’t really swim – ooops – not to worry though there were divers so she was totally safe – that and she had her homemade noodle 😉} and my sister to join me one bright sunny day at Lake Anne to jump in […]

This week’s featured runner is one of my favorites – Lindsey Hein! She is a momma of three, podcast host extraordinaire, former Women’s Running Cover Model winner and a downright cool chick. Her and her husband are both runners and are raising three of the most adorable little boys {visit her instagram page for cuteness […]

Over the course of 13 years and 32 marathons I’ve heard some pretty hilarious marathon advice. When it’s your well-meaning uncle who calls a 5K a marathon and has never run farther than 2 miles in his life it’s easy to smile and ignore. But what about that advice from the guy from your running club who has […]