TotR: Dream Race

Join us on today’s Tuesdays on the Run linkup with Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and me.  Today we’re all about sitting back, putting your feet up and dreaming a little.  If money, time, race lotteries and distance were no object, what would your dream race be? I have a whole lot of races on my wish list (here) and it’s tough to narrow it down to my one dream … Continue reading

TotR: Favorite Race Signs

Settle down and enjoy today’s Tuesdays on the Run linkup with Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and me as we (and our awesome linker-upers) discuss our favorite race and spectator signs from along the course. Whether a race is easy or hard, fun or a miserable slog, a funny or inspiring (I love funny!) sign can really put a smile on my face and a little extra pep in my … Continue reading

TotR: Asheville Half Marathon Recap

Our Saint Patrick’s Day episode of Tuesdays on the Run with Patty from My No-Guilt Life and Erika from MCM Mama Runs and yours truly brings you the timely topic of race lucky charms and rituals.  My pre-race ritual consists of getting nervous and pacing a lot.  Maybe I need a good luck ritual or lucky charm to give me pre-race confidence, so share yours! In the mean time, I wanted to share my race … Continue reading

TotR: 5 Ways Distance Running Derails Weight Loss

Welcome back to another scintillating edition of Tuesdays on the Run with Patty from My No-Guilt Life and Erika from MCM Mama Runs and me.  We’re discussing tips, tricks and the challenges of weight loss (or maintenance) while training for distance races. Flash back to January 1, 2012.  Eli had just turned two and I was ready to lose weight, get fit and get healthy.  I’d set my sights on the Princess Half Marathon that … Continue reading

Friday Five: Five Things I Always Run With

Another Friday has rolled around and I’m happy to be linking up with the DC-trio, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What, Mar at Mar on the Run and Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC.  Today is a “Free Friday” which means any topic is fine as long as it uses the “five” format.  It’s been a while since I did a favorite running thing post, so it seemed like a good topic for this … Continue reading

TotR: Motivation

Patty from My No-Guilt Life and Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I are excited to have another guest host this week, Ashley from TwynMawrMom! Our topic for today’s Tuesdays on the Run is MOTIVATION.  I have mixed feelings about this because while I feel like I’m on the cusp of being super motivated, I’m not quite there yet. Here are the ways I try to keep my motivation up for running, working out and … Continue reading

Friday Five: Five Races to Run in 2015

It’s Friday again and I’m happy to link up with Cynthia at You Signed Up for What, Mar at Mar on the Run and Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC.  Today’s topic is five races to run in 2015. Here are the five top races I’m most excited about running this year! 1. Trail of Payne 10k – I’m excited and scared of this one because I’ve never run it and it looks like a … Continue reading

TotR: Airia Running Shoes

Today’s topic for Tuesdays on the Run is Treadmill Running.  I’m going to let Patty from My No-Guilt Life and Erika from MCM Mama Runs and the rest of our great bloggers tackle that topic because I just absolutely refuse to step foot on a treadmill.  I’ve tried and I just cannot stand it for more than fifteen minutes!  Maybe I’ll learn something from the rest of you that will help me figure out how … Continue reading

TotR: The HW App

I’m refreshing a post from about a year ago for our Tuesdays on the Run linkup with Patty from My No-Guilt Life and Erika from MCM Mama Runs featuring our favorite fitness apps.  There are some great apps out there for fitness, running and nutrition.  I remember having to carry around a little notebook in my purse to write things down and what a pain it was.  Having these apps (mostly free!) at my fingertips … Continue reading

TotR: Nutrition for Runners

Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I are thrilled to have Lisa from Running out of Wine as our guest host for this week’s Tuesdays on the Run!  Today’s topic is nutrition for runners.  I’ll be honest here and admit that this is one of the things that I struggle with the most. When I started losing weight and getting active, I stuck with a low-carb, South Beach inspired diet … Continue reading