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 […]


I didn’t plan on buying a new pair of running sunglasses. Running sunglasses are not cheap and it’s tough to justify spending around $100 on a second pair that I wouldn’t even wear that much. I’d rather have another pair of nice non-running sunglasses! But I caved partly because I needed a pair ASAP to […]


Everybody believes in a natural, one born with some innate ability or talent. But is that really the case? Is someone really born a natural runner? I never considered myself a runner and I hear people all the time say “I’m not a runner.” I never ran track or played sports. I started running in […]

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After being sick during (and the week after) the Tar Heel 10 Miler and having a bad blister on the ball of my left foot, I wasn’t sure running the George Washington Parkway Classic 10 Miler in DC the following weekend was the best idea. My brother Matt and I registered a few months back […]

Pedicure plus new pair of my favorite sandals/shoes in the world, Birkenstocks!

Since I’ve switched over from my super control, super stable Saucony Omnis to Skechers Stradas, still a stability shoe but more on the neutral side, I’ve developed a callus, then a blood blister (sorry – gross) on the ball of my left foot. I thought developing a callus was just a natural part of running […]


Some races go better than others. The Tar Heel 10 Miler in Chapel Hill last Saturday morning was a rough one for me for several reasons. It’s not ideal to run races on back-to-back weekends, but Mike and I really wanted to run the Tar Heel 10 Miler since we’d heard such great things about […]


In only its second year, the Rock ‘n Roll Raleigh Marathon and Half Marathon has the reputation for being a tough and hilly course. Additionally, many Raleigh-ites haven’t been very excited for Competitor’s Rock ‘n Roll series to come to their city. Since Mike and I moved here, we’ve noticed that most area races are […]


There’s one running shoe brand that really stands out from the rest on Runologie’s sneaker wall. Neither a minimalist nor a maximum-support sneaker, On brand enables you to feel the ground beneath your feet while still providing cushioning through its patented “clouds.” At Runologie‘s demo day last week, the On representative explained the science behind […]


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