Cute little runners on the socks

Unlike all other Balega socks, these socks are specifically made for women. With a noticeably more narrow fit, I found these socks to fit my foot a bit more snugly than my other Balega socks (Blister Resist, Hidden Contour), specifically in the toe box area. I absolutely love all of my Balega socks so was […]

Run Times

I’m an extremely picky running shorts person. I’ve previously reviewed Nike Rival shorts and Athleta Pulse shorts, favorites of mine. My ultimate favorite shorts, Lululemon Pace shorts, have been discontinued, sadly. As far as other Lululemon shorts, I’ve found that the popular Lululemon Speed shorts style don’t have enough room around my legs for them […]


Just one month until the Richmond Marathon! I’m in much better shape (physically and mentally prepared) than I was last year at this time, so I’m feeling pretty excited for the marathon. It’s much better the second time around for me, in a way. Last year, it was really incredible to hit distance milestones on […]

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New this year, Rock ‘n Roll DC, is offering personalized bibs! Runners can customize their bib however they wish, such as having something inspirational, funny or just their names printed on it. I found having our names on our Richmond Marathon bibs made a huge difference since spectators actually cheered us on by name. Road […]

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It’s always hard to know when to replace your running sneakers. The general rule is after 300-500 miles, which is quite a range! It’s also hard to keep track unless you use a run tracker (Nike+, Garmin, etc.) or log your miles by hand. There’s no hard and fast rule because the time to change […]

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This year, I’ve been adding some excitement into my marathon training by trying energy gels other than Accel brand. Last year, Mike, Matt and I all took Accel gels during our training runs because that was the gel handed out during the Richmond Marathon. We wanted to get used to the flavor and consistency and […]

Ready to run 18.5!

Another very long run in the books with only 1 more (a 22 miler!) very long run to go. Saturday, our long run day, was almost exactly the same weather as last year’s Richmond Marathon – cold, rainy, windy. Deja vu moments. It was good training to have to deal with less-than-ideal running conditions and […]

Pre-race photo

ZOOMA Women’s Race Series currently offers races in six different vacation-destination areas in the US: Austin, Chicago, Napa, Amelia Island, Cape Cod, Annapolis. My college friend, Alison, and I decided to get together for a weekend of running and relaxation. ZOOMA promotes its races as girls’ weekend getaways, with a sponsored hotel and weekend events. […]

Arlington National Cemetery (Halfway for Mike, 1/4way for me!)

We’re getting into the homestretch of marathon training and still injury free, quite a change from last year! I’ve really focused on incorporating more yoga into my training this year and have noticed a big difference with muscle soreness, stiffness and overall recovery time. This week I subbed in a 17 mile run for the […]


Mike and I were disappointed to have missed last year’s inaugural Dulles Runway race put on by Potomac River Running, so we made sure to sign up early this year since it sells out. We’ve done several PR races in the past and have been impressed. This race offered the cool and unique experience of […]


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