Monthly Archives: September 2014

Marathon Training Week 13 Recap

It’s hard to believe it’s almost October and we really don’t have that many long runs left! Two things made me nervous for the Richmond Marathon this week: 1) being wiped out from the rolling hills during the Zooma Half Marathon (Richmond is a hilly course!) and 2) missing the 17 mile long run. Although […]

Friday Finds!

Stonyfield has recently come out with Petite Creme which stands out from the other yogurts in the aisle because of its distinctive black packaging. Petite Creme is going up against its Greek yogurt competitors by offering a yogurt that’s less tart and less thick than the popular Greek style. Petite Creme actually isn’t yogurt at […]

PowerGel Strawberry Banana Review

Last year during marathon training, I/we just used the Accel energy gels during our long runs mainly because that’s the gel given out along the Richmond Marathon course. We stuck with just chocolate and vanilla flavors and they worked pretty well. But that was my first gel experience. This year I’ve decided to try out […]

Marathon Training Week 12 Recap

This week included our longest run – 17 miles! – since the Richmond Marathon last November. We made the 17-miler harder than it needed to be by incorporating a 10K race (at a very fast pace!) and then driving to the W&OD trail to do the last 10.8 miles. It was actually great for training […]

Friday Finds!

Strong & Kind bars are a new line of protein bars by Kind brand featuring savory flavors like Roasted Jalapeno, Honey Smoked BBQ, Honey Mustard, Thai Sweet Chili and Hickory Smoked. This is an intriguing idea and fills a void in the market since most protein and energy bars feature fruit or sweet flavors like […]

Rock ‘n Roll DC Kick-off at PR Running

The Potomac River Running store in downtown DC, last week, hosted the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon series kick-off event for DC’s March race during their own run club. We read on Facebook that there would be raffles and other fun stuff so we built the run club into our Wednesday long run. Now, with the […]

Marathon Training Week 11 Recap

Fall has arrived! After an unusually hot and humid start to September last week, this week brought cooler weather, the start of seasonal allergies, earlier sunsets and my first pumpkin spice latte – it’s officially fall now. Monday – P90X Shoulders & Arms for 60 minutes Tuesday – REST (plan called for 3 miles at […]

Annapolis 10-Miler Race Recap

The Annapolis 10-Miler will always hold a special place in my heart. It was the first race I ever ran. I remember being so nervous that I’d get picked up by the race vehicle for going too slowly and wouldn’t get my finisher’s shirt. Annapolis is where I realized I loved running races. We didn’t […]

Marathon Training Week 10 Recap

Halfway through marathon training! This first week in September was extremely hot and humid. It’s hard to remember ever running with tights and long-sleeves, but I know that weather is not too far away. Next week we drop back our long run mileage and then pick it up to 17 the following week! Monday – […]

Friday Finds!

Under Armour recently came out with the Get Going run shorts for women. I tried these on last week at CitySports and loved them! They reminded me of the Nike Rival shorts but with a little stiffer material. But at $35, these shorts are significantly less expensive than the Nike Rival and many other running […]