In honor of BibRave’s Release the Runner initiative, here’s my college essay about running

When did you become a runner? Running became more a part of my life as I realized I wasn’t that great at other sports. I’d played rec sports growing up and hadn’t participated on any travel teams, which led to disappointment when I tried out for high school soccer and basketball. … More In honor of BibRave’s Release the Runner initiative, here’s my college essay about running

My first virtual race weekend: The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend Dolphin Challenge

Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Dolphin Challenge during Shamrock Marathon Weekend as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! The reason I sign up for races isn’t the shirts or medals — it’s the experience. I love testing myself … More My first virtual race weekend: The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend Dolphin Challenge

Social distancing an easy feat at Somerset County's rural Janes Island State Park

Feeling bummed and worried about the novel coronavirus and the uncertainty that comes along with it, I needed a change of scenery this week. Of course, I wanted to be safe about it. So, I decided to finally check out a park I’ve been wanting to return to for a while — Janes Island State … More Social distancing an easy feat at Somerset County's rural Janes Island State Park

Here’s my late running wrap-up for February

Oh, February. Back to a time of normalcy for Americans. I hadn’t written my February running wrap-up yet, and it doesn’t seem right to combine February’s wrap-up with March’s, since March has been an extremely weird month as the world faces the threat of COVID-19. I realize some countries were facing this before March, but … More Here’s my late running wrap-up for February

Product Review: Looking for a post-run snack? Check out Built Bar! (+ discount code)

Disclaimer: I received three boxes of Built Bars to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! When I took the Road Runners Club of America coaching class nearly two years ago, I learned about protein’s … More Product Review: Looking for a post-run snack? Check out Built Bar! (+ discount code)

Gear Review: Handful Y-Back Bra is marathon-approved (+ discount code)

Disclaimer: I received a Handful Y-Back Bra to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! I received my Handful Y-Back Bra in the midst of marathon training, and after some long runs in the sports … More Gear Review: Handful Y-Back Bra is marathon-approved (+ discount code)

America’s Marathon Weekend Part 2: My mindset made all the difference at the Publix Atlanta Marathon

It’s hard to be disappointed in a race performance when you don’t set a time goal. So, as I made my way up and down the hills of Atlanta during the Publix Atlanta Marathon on March 1, I was never miserable. … More America’s Marathon Weekend Part 2: My mindset made all the difference at the Publix Atlanta Marathon

America’s Marathon Weekend Part 1: Experiencing the Olympic Marathon Trials for the first time

I landed in Atlanta on a Thursday morning, dropped my bag at my friend Jessica’s house and headed out to a Brooks event featuring Des Linden. It was just the start of a jam-packed trip highlighted by The Atlanta Track Club’s America’s Marathon Weekend, which included the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon on Saturday, … More America’s Marathon Weekend Part 1: Experiencing the Olympic Marathon Trials for the first time

It was fun repping the Shore at the RRCA Club Challenge for a third year

If you follow me on social media, you probably know that I’ve had a pretty exciting weekend in Atlanta at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon and the Publix Atlanta Marathon. However, I like to keep my blog posts in chronological order, and before I tackled the hills of Atlanta, I tackled the hills … More It was fun repping the Shore at the RRCA Club Challenge for a third year

I ran on the beautiful Blades trails in Worcester County

I’d been wanting to check out the Blades trails since I learned about them. I didn’t make it to last year’s Blades Trail Race, but I was able to make it to a training run set up by race organizers two weeks ago and enjoyed checking out the trails with a group. This year’s Blades … More I ran on the beautiful Blades trails in Worcester County