A very much delayed recap of the Dulles Day on the Runway 10K! This is a not-very-well-publicized, very cool DC area race – worth the drive from NC to DC! Plus we got to hang out with my brother Matt over the weekend. We ran this race last year and loved it. From the unique […]


(Catching up from Labor Day weekend runs!) After our morning run in Boothbay Harbor and lobster rolls for lunch, we drove to Bar Harbor in Acadia National Park for my cousin’s wedding. With only about two days in Bar Harbor, we really wanted to maximize our time in Acadia National Park. We planned on doing […]


What a refreshing change to go for a run and not be drenched with sweat! I think Mike and I have gotten used to the heat and humidity in Raleigh. But running in Maine was a welcomed change! Mike and I stayed in Boothbay Harbor, a small, picturesque town in Maine, over Labor Day weekend […]


Now that we’re living in Raleigh, we’re exploring Greenways that are close to our new home. For our longer weekend run and a change of scenery, we decided to check out a new Greenway, Reedy Creek. Even at around 10 am, there was plenty of parking at the North Carolina Museum of Art, giving us […]


Mike and I have been curious to try trail running but hesitant to do so without special trail running sneakers. Recently, we had the opportunity to try out Salming’s new trail shoes, the Salming Trail, during a trail run demo day hosted by Runologie and Salming, at Umstead State Park in Raleigh. I was a […]


I’ve missed this route! When we lived in DC, we could run from our condo building along the National Mall to the Lincoln Memorial and back for a perfect 6-mile route. While in DC last weekend, my brother Matt and I ran the usual Mall route (Mike was unfortunately sick). Besides the wonderful memories that […]

At our new house post-run club

Without having an upcoming race on the calendar and having the temps in the 90s every day, it’s tough to stay motivated and keep to a running schedule. Mike and I have found the local running clubs to be both fun and motivating. I’ve mentioned a few of them including Blue Run Club and Big […]


Running in Cape Cod felt so good after the heat and humidity we’ve experienced in North Carolina recently! Mike and I were in Falmouth, Massachusetts for our friends’ wedding last weekend and squeezed in a 6-mile run on Saturday morning. Last September, I ran the Zooma Cape Cod Half Marathon in Falmouth as part of […]


Last Thursday, Runologie hosted a “Newtons and Nuunaritas” sneaker demo night during their run club. The Newton rep looked at the sneakers Mike and I were wearing and, from that observation, recommended a style of Newtons for us to try out. For me, he chose the Kismet which offers some stability. Prior the the run […]


I’ve recently discovered how much weaker the lower half of my left side is than my right side, which leads to some issues while running. I think this all goes back to two calf strains that occurred during marathon training in 2013. I didn’t really address the muscle imbalances during (or after) training. I wanted […]


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