Blue Ridge Marathon Training Weeks 1&2 – Sometimes you just want to be told what to do…

Hello and good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Many of you are still in your weekends and I'm happy for you. 🙂 I just finished up a 6 mile run this morning (I'll run 4 more later today...two-a-days are back) with some sprints/surges at the end and it felt GREAT to …

This Month in Running – The Poop Scale

Happy Friday! The first week of 2021 seems to have taken over right where 2020 left off. I could write about the sad and awful things all day long but there's PLENTY to read about that elsewhere, so I'll stick to running things. Today, we're gonna talk about POOP. More specifically, we're gonna talk about …

Runner Problems – I have a hater. It’s me.

Yesterday morning, I went out for a lake loop. Lake loops are the place I feel most comfortable. If I could only run one course forever and ever, it would be there. I'm the Strava Local Legend there and that's kind of a big deal from what I hear (I'll be signing autographs at the local Koffee Kup diner). I had a bad race on Saturday. We were fortunate enough to have a small, in-person race to run. That race was the Bedford Peaks of Otter Christmas Classic. It is my favorite local race, outside of the Virginia 10 miler. It's festive and jolly. There are cinnamon rolls. It's great. The best part would be the amazing coffee mugs for award winners. I always get one. Not this year. I was 4th AG. That stung.

Product Review – BUFF® DryFlx+ You Best Protect Ya Neck

Hey there! It's December, otherwise known as the time of year where I regret cursing the summer heat as I brave the cold temperatures of winter. Running (or just living) in the cold present a whole new set of challenges. It's a challenge just to leave my warm, soft, magical bed! I was given the opportunity to try out the BUFF® DryFlx+ collection and I jumped right on that! BUFF® and I go WAY back now. I've been running with them for years in both the hot and the cold. If they have a new product, I'm always interested.

Product Review – Knockaround Sport Sunglasses – A Bright Decision

Hello! I feel like it's been a long time since I wrote ANYTHING. Sorry for the slack. Summer is mostly gone, but we still have so many bright days ahead. Here I am to review some Knockaround shades! This isn't my first experience with Knockarounds (see here). I tested the Premiums a couple of years ago and was a pretty big fan. A LOT can happen in a couple of years and I'm happy to say that the Sports have a lot to offer.

The America Runs Virtual 5k – I’m a sucker for the red, white and blue.

Here we are...August. It's crazy to even read that. 2020 has obviously been a year like no other and most of us are ready to put up the holiday decor and get this one over with. Normally, I'd have run several races by now and I'd be itching to rev things up for fall. I've been in a rut when it comes to my running (which isn't ALL bad). I've wanted to get to work with track and tempo days, but the nice and easy miles are just so nice and easy. With nothing on the calendar, it had been too easy to just stay easy.

I was given the opportunity to sign up for the America Runs 5k and to be honest, the first reason I signed up was for the SWAG. I truly am a sucker for the red, white and blue.

Product Review – Science in Sport Hydro Tablets – This summer I’m HYDRO powered.

In today's news: Summer is nasty. We all know it. It always is.

Here in Virginia, I can choose between minimizing the temperature and sun exposure by running at 5:30am but with 99.99% humidity, or I can wait for the humidity to drop while hitting 95 degrees with a burning hot sun (oh, and it's still humid too). Pick your poison.

I'm what you'd call an efficient sweater. My work juices start flowing sometimes before I even START my run. After a few miles, I'm just about soaked. I sometimes like to run long distances, so hydration is KEY. That goes for before, during and after running. When BibRave gave me the opportunity to test out a hydration related product, I jumped right on it!