Get Up and Go Already!

Sometimes you just have to put yourself out there and see what happens. …tell that to my deltoids circa 10am EST tomorrow morning (no doubt I’ll be feeling muscles I haven’t felt in years)… In the spirit of the new year, new outlook on running, and frankly an attempt to get out of the cold,…

Pronation Nation

If you’re a runner, you’re probably picky about your sneakers – right? (…or at least I hope you’re picky about fit) Like a lot of other runners, I’ve amassed a stockpile of sneakers in the last few years – but my obsession with these comfortable kicks has been a chronic addiction since the age of…

Meatless Monday Gets a Makeover

For as long as I can remember, this notion of meatless Monday has been something I used to rolls my eyes at.  Growing up on with each dinner comprised of a protein, a starch and a veggie, altering this tightly-guarded rule-of-thumb for dinner composition was considered blasphemous. About a year ago, after spending a lot…

Girl – Get Your Gear

So you’re excited to get out there and conquer the world after a week off or maybe you need some solo time after spending a week rushing from one family activity to another. Let’s talk about some winter gear that might help you get outside to clear your head, be safe and stay warm… These…

Dr. Seuss had it right – green eggs + ham (or bacon)

“Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say.” ― Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham With triathlon training in full swing and marathon training ramping up, free time is fading by the second.  As someone who is afflicted by the infamous disorder “hangry”, I can tell you that skipping breakfast is…

Swimming with Sharks (…and wet suits)

In the words of the great Dory from Disney’s Finding Nemo – “When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming.” …and with my first triathlon now 7 days away, I’ve been doing just that (and more) On Sunday July 22 in South Portland, Maine, I’ll be participating in Maine…

Etiquette Edification

It’ been 547 days since my first “official” road race (wahoo!) – I can still remember the chilly December morning in my hometown – surrounded by my family, cheering squad and wearing more layers than depicted in the infamous Christmas Story movie’s red snowsuit.  I stood at the starting line – the same place where…

We Rise By Lifting Others

It was after listening to Run to the Top‘s latest Podcast called “What Makes you a “Real” Runner” an interview with Jill Angie, who hosts her own Podcast called “Not Your Average Runner” – Jill said something that inspired this week’s post.  She got done telling a story about how she used to train in…