TotR: Best Race Ever!

Today’s Tuesdays on the Run linkup with Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs is all about our very favorite races.  Whether it’s the best race because you PR’ed, BQ’ed, had the best mimosa ever, or just because it was a blast, we want to hear about it! As for me, I have been kind of quiet on the internet this week.  I’m suffering through my FIFTH head cold of the season, … 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

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

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