TotR: Fitbit Charge HR

For today’s Tuesdays on the Run, Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I are sharing our favorite running and fitness trackers.  Coincidentally, I just got a new Fitbit and I’m really enjoying it.  A couple of years ago, I had a Fitbit Flex which was nice but was kind of annoying because it had to be physically synced with my computer and it didn’t have a clock on the display.  … Continue reading

TotR: Running Pet Peeves

For today’s Tuesdays on the Run, Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I want to hear about your running pet peeves! I usually run by myself, so I don’t have too many running pet peeves, so I’m going to share instead what would make my running paths better.  If I could wave my magic wand and just make the paths and trails perfect for runners, here’s what it would take: … Continue reading

TotR: Hydration Tips

For today’s Tuesdays on the Run, Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I are sharing tips on staying hydrated.  In some parts of the country, summer is winding down but here in Florida we’re still looking at a couple of months of running in the heat and humidity.  Staying hydrated is important any time of year but it’s a lot harder to replace the gallons of sweat lost when running … Continue reading

TotR: Running Bras

Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I are dishing on running bras on today’s Tuesdays on the Run. Depending on your personal shape, running bra shopping can be easy or very very difficult.  I’ve found that the bigger the bra, the more difficult it is to find the right match.  It’s probably because those of us with larger attributes tend to require more of our running bras. I’ve tried a … Continue reading

TotR: Runners Who Inspire Me

Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I are offering an interesting topic on today’s Tuesdays on the Run.  Tell us about a runner you admire, look up to or who inspires you.  I’ve got to be honest, I’m inspired by just about every single runner out there.  It’s not easy to get out there week after week and just making it to the start line is a big accomplishment. I’m … Continue reading

TotR: Fall Race Schedule

Today’s Tuesdays on the Run topic is near and dear to my heart…fall race schedules!  I am good with summer for about six weeks and then I’m over it.  Unfortunately I live in Florida, so we get about six months of summer.  By August I’m actively plotting ways to move to Vermont (or maybe somewhere at high altitude) to get away from the heat and humidity.  So imagining how wonderful my fall races will be … Continue reading

Friday Five: Five Race Day Surprises (and how to deal with them)

Five Race Day Surprises is today’s topic for the Friday Five with Cynthia at You Signed Up for What, Mar at Mar on the Run and Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC.  I’m sharing five not-so-fun surprises that you may be faced with on race day and how to deal with (or prevent) them. 1. Rain, rain, rain.  Sometimes it will rain or pour on race day and you can complain about it all you … Continue reading

TotR: Core Strength for Runners

Tuesdays on the Run with Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I is all about core strength for runners.  It’s amazing how important a strong core is to help you run strong and injury-free. First of all, what are the “core” muscles?  Typically people think of core strength as six-pack abs and thousands of crunches or planks.  Here’s what core strength really involves: Abdominal muscles – the rectus abdominis (six … Continue reading

TotR: Alternative Medicine for Runners

Tuesdays on the Run is here again!  Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs are exploring how alternative medicine can help runners!  I’ve tried three different alternative medicine treatments for my running to prevent and treat injuries, even those nagging little ones.  They all did help, but to different degrees. I get acupuncture at least once a month and I can attest that it does help.  I have been treated for some … Continue reading

TotR: Where I Run (in pictures)

For today’s Tuesdays on the Run,  My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I want to share photos of where we run!  And we can’t wait to see your running scenery.  I have three main running areas.  The first is the neighborhood where I live.  It’s super convenient, is fairly shaded, especially early in the day, and has low traffic.  On the downside, there are occasionally neighborhood dogs wandering around who have escaped … Continue reading