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 […]

New sneaks!

Two different although very related topics. Mike and I finally bought new sneakers a couple of weeks ago after much debate. Buying new sneakers 3 weeks before a half marathon might not be the best idea but I figured I can always wear my old sneakers if my new ones don’t feel broken in enough. […]

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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 […]


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