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I’ve expressed my love of Picky Bars in an earlier blog post and continue to be impressed by both the product and company. Basically, Picky Bars are a gluten and dairy free bar originally created for athletes with the ideal 4:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein. I can finally run without dealing with stomach issues […]


Tir Na Nog Irish Pub and their nOg Run Club sponsored the annual St. Paddy’s Day 8K and Kilt Run in downtown Raleigh last Saturday afternoon. The Monday night nOg Run Club is one of the largest, if not the largest, run club in the area. The run was heavily promoted leading up to the […]

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I hadn’t heard of Orangetheory until a few weeks ago when our apartment manager sent out an email promoting a free week for residents. Orangetheory is all about achieving optimal heart rate levels while performing a mix of cardio and weight exercises in a small group class. The goal is to spend 10-20 minutes in […]

Running on the boardwalk with my new cool green sneakers (I have very supportive sneakers as you can see)

Don’t get me wrong, the upsides of running far outweigh the downsides. But there are a few things that come with running regularly that can be annoying if you’re female. 1. Plan Out Your Pedicures Calluses are a good thing if you’re a runner; they build up and toughen up after miles and miles of […]


Run the way you were born to. Altra, a Utah-based company, sells running sneakers with zero heel-to-toe drop and a wide toe box to let runners run naturally, the way they were born to. I first heard of Altra brand running sneakers from a July 2014 Wall Street Journal article, “The Just-Right Running Shoe,” about […]


The Ridgewood Turkey Trot feels like ages ago, so Mike and I have been anxious to run another short race before some longer races this spring. Through fellow run clubbers we heard good things about the Run for Roses 5K, hosted by the North Carolina Roadrunners Club (NCRC) and one of the oldest races in […]

New Singlet!

Back in December, Mike and I were excited to find a weekly run club close to our apartment in Cary, NC. Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of NC, the run club meets at the new-ish Fortnight Brewery at 6:30 pm on Wednesdays. The Cary Greenways “close” at dusk so the winter route is a 4-mile run […]

GORun Ride

When you think of Skechers, do you think of running sneakers? I didn’t until last year. Ever since Meb won the Boston Marathon last year wearing Skechers sneakers, Mike and I have been wanting to give them a try. The newish running store, Runologie, in downtown Raleigh carries non-mainstream brands of running sneakers and apparel, […]


About a month ago, Runologie announced during its Tuesday night run club, that they’d be hosting the Rock ‘n Roll Raleigh kick-off event with Meb Keflezighi as a special guest! Meb won the Boston Marathon in 2014, among many other accomplishments, and is a Rock ‘n Roll Marathon Series spokesperson. The special event was held […]

First gel since Richmond!  Strangely delicious

Although Mike and I have kept up a pretty regular running schedule, we haven’t run any farther than 8 miles since the Richmond Marathon in November. We usually try to run 5 miles on Sundays with Big Boss Brewing Run Club, 4 miles on Wednesday with Blue Run Club, and 5 miles on Thursday with […]


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