I have no clue how it is already Friday!! It feels like I blinked after packing my suitcase for the Boston Marathon and now I’m back home. Whirlwind would probably be an appropriate word. When I headed to Boston Friday morning it felt like I had a really long weekend to spend in Boston, Tuesday […]

I’m on a plane to Boston right now!! I’m beyond thankful for the opportunity to run this amazing race for the 5th time. I’m also very excited to share the experience with you guys via social media! I’ll be taking over the Women’s Running Magazine instagram account on Saturday so you can follow me over […]

I’ve received a bunch of emails after my last couple of posts and an overarching theme with them seems to be related to social media. You don’t have to be blogger or someone who loves instagram, to like social media. Most of us are on it in some form, and while it can be positive and uplifting at […]

As I started to write out all the changes I’ve made, I realized just how many changes have happened. I didn’t do them all at once like I have in the past, I did them little by little. The changes have become part of my life, a habit if you will, that I no longer think […]

A couple of months ago I found out I had won an award for my twitter feed in the Best of RunWashington awards. The editor emailed me for pictures and when I sent back nothing usable he asked if he could schedule a photo shoot for me. The photographer arrived to my house on a sunny […]

My sincere apologies for taking so long to pick a cadet and for the delay in getting this post up. I wanted to read through every single comment and really think about who I was picking for this adventure. There were so many amazing stories and I have a list a page long of women […]

Myself, Michelle and Jess will be taking over Fitness Magazine’s instagram account on Monday April 21! Jess and I will be running the race and taking pictures at Athlete’s Village, along the course, and at the finish – while Michelle will be spectating and sending you what she is seeing from the sidelines. The three of […]

One of the quirky little things I like to do before races is to make sure my nails are painted and that my hair is straight. I will literally get up an extra 15 minutes early to flat iron my hair. Ditto with going to bed late to make sure even my toes are painted […]

After what felt like a couple of month hiatus from sharing my randomness on this blog {really it was about two weeks – so short no one even noticed I was gone – ha} – I officially feel back and ready to share! At the beginning of April my mom {@misslesleyruns on twitter and instagram} was interviewed […]

It’s taking me a little bit to adjust to my new normal. I’ve made some mistakes and I’ve slipped up a couple of times but for the most part I’m on track. One slip up led to a raging headache with in 10 minutes and I vowed to REALLY take to heart that I can’t eat […]

In my head there is a marathon battle that ensues every single training season. The logical side of me tells me that I NEED a break from marathons and maybe I would be happier if I dropped down to a shorter distance and trained to try and run faster. I reason that maybe even one season […]

I literally just got off the phone with Kara Goucher and I’m smiling from ear to ear. Pinch me. Did that really just happen? Kara is in Nashville this weekend for the Rock N Roll Nashville Marathon. She had a few moments to spare before a shake out run with around 400 Nissan employees {who […]