Challenge Race Tips

For this week’s Tuesdays on the Run, Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I are exploring the art and science of running challenge races.  The most famous of these is the runDisney Dopey challenge consisting of a 5k, 10k, Half and Full on consecutive days.  I’m not quite up to even thinking about tackling that monster, but I have done several challenges, mostly consisting of a 10k and then a … Continue reading

TotR: Running Alone vs. In a Group

This week’s Tuesdays on the Run is all about whether you prefer running solo or in a group.  Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I are excited to host the discussion, but we’re especially looking forward to reading about your take on it. I’m a classic introvert.  Every single personality test I’ve ever done puts me smack dab in the Sheldon Cooper zone.  People may be necessary but they sure … Continue reading

TotR: Hot Weather Running Tips (Florida Version)

Join us for today’s Tuesdays on the Run linkup with Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs.  Today we explore how to cope with the heat of summer running. I know some people just love to run in the summertime.  Most of those people live in climates where the winters are harsh and long and the joy of running without tons of gear (things that are foreign to me like neck gaiters … Continue reading

TotR: McFarland USA

For Tuesdays on the Run, Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I are sharing our favorite inspirational running movies and books. I’d love to read about yours too!  I’m still loving one of my new favorites, so I’m refreshing my post about it here! I was excited to learn I sent my RSVP in time to get a spot in the runDisney Blog Meetup to see McFarland USA at Downtown … Continue reading

TotR: Running Hacks – Just Breathe

Today’s Tuesdays on the Run linkup with Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs is all about running hacks.  You know, those tips, tricks and techniques that make running easier.  Mine is all about breathing. We all know how to breathe, but there are lots of questions for the best way to breathe on a run.  Nose or mouth?  A certain pattern? How do you get your breathing under control when you’re … Continue reading

TotR: Warm Weather Running Gear

In Florida, summer has settled in full blast with the blazing sun, heat and humidity.  Every year I forget how tough it is to acclimate to running in the heat.  Here are a few items that make running in the Florida heat more bearable: Cocogo – I’ve tried several of the electrolyte tablets and solutions and Cocogo is the one that seems to work best for me.  It’s made from coconut water and freeze-dried fruit … Continue reading

TotR: Why I Run

Join us today for the Tuesdays on the Run linkup with Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and me when we explore a topic that might be serious, funny or insightful: Why I Run. I think there are some universal reasons that all runners have for getting out there day after day and then there are some reasons that are unique to each individual.  I think my reasons include some from … Continue reading

TotR: Spring Training Update

Spring Training Updates are what we’re talking about today on the Tuesdays on the Run linkup with Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and me.  I’m happy to say I’ve gotten my proverbial second wind and my spring training is going really well!  I’m back to consistently running 3x a week (well, not this week because I’m at Walt Disney World today, but carrying Eli on my back for 7-12 miles … Continue reading

TotR: Time Management while Training

Time management is our topic today for the Tuesdays on the Run linkup with Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and our special guest host, Janelle from Run With No Regrets.  Somehow the world seems to speed up a little more every decade and everyone seems to be getting busier and busier.  Work, family, housework, community/church/friends and of course the need to stay up with everyone on social media seems to … Continue reading

Trail of Payne 10k 2015 Race Recap

When I looked at my race schedule for this spring I was excited to put on the Trail of Payne 10k trail run.  It is a local and very low priced race and it’s a 10k which is my favorite race distance.  It was just two weeks after the Asheville Half Marathon so I figured I’d be all trained up and super fast.  Unfortunately, after my repeated bouts with the Plague-2014 and Plague-2015 and Gainesville-Crud … Continue reading