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

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

These are the four running/fitness goals I’ve set to motivate myself during 2020

I’m setting four goals for my running and fitness in 2020, and I decided to set at least two non-time goals because those were the only type of goals that I accomplished in 2019. I’m not as fast as I used to be, and for me, running is more than just fast times. But I … More These are the four running/fitness goals I’ve set to motivate myself during 2020

I hit all my non-time-based running goals in 2019, and other highlights from the year

The bad news: I’m running more miles, but my times have somewhat stagnated. The good news: I did hit all of the non-time goals I set for myself in 2019. As I look back on 2019, I’d like to focus on the successes. I had my highest-ever mileage year, I had plenty of fun and … More I hit all my non-time-based running goals in 2019, and other highlights from the year

2019 Running Travels: One run, two states, three trails in Morrisville, Pa., and Trenton, N.J.

About a month after crossing the Delaware River from Pennsylvania to New Jersey on foot for the first time, I crossed it again on foot during a run in a different part of the two states. I traveled to Pennsylvania and New Jersey from July 20-21 to meet up with some BibRave Pros and cheer … More 2019 Running Travels: One run, two states, three trails in Morrisville, Pa., and Trenton, N.J.

2019 Running Travels: Tough terrain makes for an exciting run on the Oregon Ridge Park trails

I grew up less than 30 minutes from Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville and had never run on the trails. That changed Saturday, June 15. After a lunchtime celebration for my mom’s birthday and Father’s Day, I wanted to run somewhere new in the evening. My mom and stepdad live close to Oregon Ridge Park, … More 2019 Running Travels: Tough terrain makes for an exciting run on the Oregon Ridge Park trails

ESRC rocked eRace the Stigma and supported an important cause

The Eastern Shore Running Club came out to last Saturday’s eRace the Stigma 5K in force. We had our new singlets available for purchase in time for the Salisbury Marathon, but we got them the day before the race. Since the eRace the Stigma 5K was May 11, more people had time to get a … More ESRC rocked eRace the Stigma and supported an important cause