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…

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…

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…

Up, Up and Away!

How many folks travel regularly for work?  As someone who used to travel > 9 months per year (Monday – Friday) for over 4 years after graduating from college, travel, fitness, and nutrition sometimes felt like a midair battle each and every trip. Now, with the benefit of hindsight, learning the hard way about not…

Racing for a Cau$e

As a finance and statistics nerd, who also happens to be training for a charity Triathlon event and on the brink of kicking off my fundraising efforts, I started wondering just how extensive the charity race world really was – here are some statistics for you fellow race nerds (from Running in the USA -2016…

Sticks + Stones – Bumps, Bruises and Blisters Don’t Stand a Chance

“Scars. A sign that you had been hurt. A sign that you had healed.” ― Benjamin Alire Sáenz How many times do you hop out of the shower and overlook those stubborn signs of persistence and perseverance? …your scars Now, as a child I can admit to a number of so-called “not-so-intelligent” experiences that yielded some…

Drop the Mic – it’s Podcast Time

How do you pass the time on long runs, mornings filled with bumper-to-bumper traffic or just days when you need a little distraction? Sanity preservation tactic: Podcasts Over the last year of runs exceeding the 1-hour mark and living/coping with the bustling Boston traffic scene each and every morning, I’ve learned that my beloved Tom…