Hello and a Happy Monday to you all! I managed to get 5 miles in this morning, which normally isn't all that super duper impressive, but after the weekend I had it's pretty amazing. What did I do this weekend? I'm glad you asked... The GAP Trail Relay... 150 miles from Cumberland, MD all the way to Pittsburgh, PA with a team of 5 people (next time we'll add more since you can have up to 8 people). We had Gwen, Lissa, Brian, Bill and me (Randy)!
Things are Getting Real… T minus 3 days until the GAP Trail Relay!
Hello! I feel like I blinked and it's fall. I'm wearing short sleeves and realizing that perhaps a hoodie would have been the right choice today. Point of that little tidbit of info is that time has FLOWN and here I am, about to embark on a tremendous journey this Friday afternoon. The GAP Relay...
Product Review – Brooks Ghost 14 – Hauntingly Well-Rounded
Blogs... maybe they are an ancient relic of the olden times... but I'm still gonna do my thing here. Today, I have the pleasure of providing my review of Brooks Ghost 14s! I was eager to give these a try, since I hadn't run in Ghosts since Ghost 10s were all the rage.
This month in running – It’s no surprise to me, I am my own worst enemy.
Happy Friday! It has been FOREVER since I wrote anything at all. Yesterday's run inspired me though. It felt like spring and my legs felt that they HAD spring, so it got me thinking a bit. I have races to run! First, it'll be the Holiday Lake 50k (25k for me, thanks) coming up next …
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Marathons Break Bodies and Break Hearts – EOD Warrior Dash Recap
Hi there, loyal readers! I finished up marathon #11 (I think) yesterday and after so many of them, I still don't get them. 26.2 miles is a distance worthy of our respect. It's not to be taken lightly, that's for sure. I trained hard for 16 weeks. I ate better (not perfect, but better than …
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Product Review – MANTRA Labs Chrono Bundle and Hydrate – Finding YOUR Mantra
Confession time: I've been training for WEEKS for a marathon and I've hardly even blogged about it. I used to blog weekly and then maybe every other week or so. Next thing you know, it was monthly and then it was whenever I happened to feel like it. I'm not gonna DNF this blog though. This time around, I'm here to talk about some new products that I've been able to test out during this marathon training cycle. First, let me introduce you to MANTRA Labs...
Race Recap – The Virginia Ten Miler – Be ready to suffer.
Well hello there! I haven't been posting nearly as often as I used to, but when you have something worth posting you go for it. Lots of things still aren't back to "normal" yet, but we're working on it. One of things that we did manage to get back is Lynchburg's beloved Virginia 4 & …
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Dusting off the ol’ blog and picking a marathon!
Well, hey there. Remember me? How long has it been, anyway? 3 months??? Woah. There really hasn't been a whole lot to talk about. We got through 2020 together. We thought we were on our way to getting through COVID, and now maybe we aren't. I'm currently on the hunt for my next marathon to …
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Product Review – Science in Sport Immunity Hydration Tabs – Drink Up
Happy Friday! I spent this morning putting in a few miles on the treadmill and then lifting some things. One mile was on the manual treadmill. Those things are TOUGH. The next two miles were on a "regular" treadmill and by comparison, I felt like I was running on air. I ran a 6:40 last half mile like it was nothing. That's fun. 🙂 Well, I started writing this last Friday, but here we are. Let's see....Where was I? Oh yes! I was about to get into the fact that warmer runs are upon us and suddenly hydration is back to being pretty important. There are SO many options out there, and now I've tried another one and have plenty to say about it.
Blue Ridge Marathon Race Report – Like Miley Says, it’s the Climb.
Happy Friday! I'm looking forward to an action packed weekend with NO training runs. I ran 3 treadmill miles yesterday and they weren't TOO awful so I'm going to run a little more today and a little more this weekend, only if I want to though. 🙂 So about Blue Ridge....WHAT AN EXPERIENCE! I was …
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