Yesterday I received an email from Nuun, congratulating me on being selected as a Nuun ambassador for 2015! I applied last month on Nuun’s website by filling out several short answer questions about myself, my blog, my accomplishments, and my love for Nuun! I’m so excited to be representing the Nuun brand through events, social […]

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Mike and I have found that many of the run clubs in the Raleigh area are associated with breweries. Running and craft beer seem to be big around here, so may as well combine them! Because it’s a little tricky for us to get to downtown Raleigh after work on a weekday for a run […]

Our first, of many, Greenway runs!

During our first week in North Carolina, Mike and I ran the Ridgewood Turkey Trot (our first post-marathon run) and then did a short run the following Sunday around our new neighborhood. We’re renting an apartment in Cary, NC, a suburb of Raleigh, that’s full of Greenway trails. The trails criss-cross around the area, even […]


Last week, we moved from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC! We decided to run the Ridgewood Turkey Trot, an 8K, in Raleigh on Thanksgiving morning. It was the perfect break from unpacking! On Wednesday afternoon, we picked up our bib and t-shirt at the shopping center where the race would start and end. There were […]

Right after we finished!

I learned a lot last year during training for my first marathon. This year I took those lessons and applied them to my training and outlook for my second marathon. Below is a summary of how I incorporated some of last year’s lessons into this year’s training. I’ve added in some additional things I learned […]


This year’s Richmond Marathon was very different than our first marathon last year. I actually had a lot of fun! I’ll recap all my reflections and lessons learned in a separate blog post, like I did last year, but here’s a recap of our second marathon, The Richmond Marathon. Race Morning: We woke up at […]

Last training run!

Monday – 3 miles at 8:44 min/mile (plan called for 3 miles at 10:18 pace) I kept checking twitter to see when the Concert for Valor rehearsal was happening on the National Mall. When I read that Jennifer Hudson was on stage, I threw on sneakers, shorts and a tank top (it was WARM out!) […]

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We’re currently sitting in our Residence Inn hotel room in Richmond, relaxing before tomorrow’s marathon! I’m in such a different place than I was last year before our first marathon, the Richmond Marathon. Last year I was so nervous and anxious but also excited, of course, after months of build up and training. This year, […]

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I have broken a marathon rule. I bought a new shirt this week and a new pair of long pants last weekend. The first time I wear both will be for the Richmond Marathon. An Arctic Chill will be hitting the East Coast this week, beginning around Thursday and lasting through the weekend. The low […]


Only one more week left of marathon training! It’s hard to believe how fast the time has gone. I’m feeling ready for Richmond but slightly concerned for the very cold weather predicted. It’s still better than rain, which we experienced last year. Monday – P90X YogaX Tuesday – REST (plan called for 3 miles at […]


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