This Week in Running – Sometimes in life, you make your own Turkey Trots

Happy Thanksgiving week, my friends! It's my last day of work before a nice, long weekend to celebrate food, family and football. 🙂   I'm currently in middle of running for the love of it. I haven't exactly decided when I'll get serious, though I do have a 5k to race next weekend, the Peaks …


Product Review – BUFF® Tech Fleece – There’s one for every occasion

Hello friends! I'm still in the middle of my "do whatever I want" phase of running, where I don't have any major races coming up. I might not ever leave this time haha. This morning I ran 8 miles with some speedy ones in between, just cause. Although my running isn't ramping up, I feel like my product reviews are! I just had the opportunity to try out another BUFF®. I have quite a history with them that goes back to when I got my very first one as a BibRave Pro. I like their practicality for sure when it comes to cooling/warmth/keeping sweat out of your eyes, or whatever is needed. I also like having SO many options as far as colors and types! I'll admit that I like to look a certain way when I run. It builds confidence to perform well. There's a reason that Rocky wore those red, white and blue trunks (well technically he wore them because of Apollo Creed, but you get it). BUFFs have really become my thing.

Time to Get Uncomfortable! – Running the Blue Ridge Marathon :)

Hello runners, friends and runner friends! It's been a busy week and I've been posting lots more than usual, or at least it feels that way. Thanks to those of you that keep on reading. My last running related post was about how I'm currently running whatever I want to run. This morning, I ran 5 miles and decided to run 1 hard one in between, just because I felt like it. That is SUCH a good feeling to be able to turn it on or off on a whim instead of running my plan dictated pace or distance. I'm going to enjoy that feeling for a few more weeks, then it'll be time to get serious again. My torn achilles recovery was really tough. I wouldn't wish that sort of thing on anyone. Sometimes in hardship, lessons are learned and we grow. Rehab and recovery from that injury made me face many of my weaknesses and improve upon them. I started doing things in the gym that I probably wouldn't have ever tried if not for my physical therapists and trainer. They helped me in ways I can't begin to explain, both mentally and physically. It's partly because of that experience that I made the decision to try something with running that will take me WAY outside of my comfort zone. I'm running Blue Ridge next April!

Product Review – Orange Mud Transition Wrap 2.0 – Keep your privates private and your seat covered.

I feel like I just posted (because I did), but this time around it's time for another product review! I'm especially excited about this one for a couple of reasons. First, I really loved version 1.0 of this product and second, Christmas is coming and I want to help you or the runners (or otherwise active/dirty people) in your lives get a gift that they'll be happy with! I bought my first Orange Mud Transition Wrap a couple of years ago, when I first found out about them. I'm an especially sweaty and sometimes stinky runner and the thought of having an item that would allow me to change out of my nasty gear wherever I may be AND keep my sweaty butt off of my car seat. Trust me, you run and have a car for long enough and it WILL start to smell like you. Permastank.

This Week in Running – If it makes you happy, it can’t be that bad…

Happy Friday! I'm putting in a little work then heading out of town for a wedding. 🙂 Update: I finished this one up after returning from said wedding, which was WONDERFUL. Life after the Runner's World Festival has been overwhelmingly busy! Work is ramped up, I seem to have something going on every day, the …