After I didn’t finish the Algonquin 50K earlier this month, I was disappointed, but not crushed. I definitely planned to sign up for next year, but I didn’t plan to run the distance on my own. … More We didn’t finish our 50K. So we ran our own.
I got to the Mile 15 aid station and Al told me that I didn’t make the cutoff to continue. But my reaction was actually relief. For the past few miles of the Algonquin 50K, I’d been thinking about whether to drop. … More I DNF’d the muddy, cold, wet Algonquin 50K after 15 miles
I’ve been wearing the Brooks Adrenaline GTS for more than 13 years, and I’m excited to formalize my love of Brooks as a member of this year’s Run Happy Team. … More I’ve joined the Brooks Run Happy Team!
As usual at the beginning of each year, I’ve set some running goals for the new year. I know we’re already into the second half of January, but I got a little behind in my blogging. Some of the goals I already had in mind, and one of them, I added yesterday. Here goes… … More These are my 2021 running goals
When I started the year training for the Publix Atlanta Marathon, none of us had any idea what was in store for 2020. Thankfully, in late February, I was able to travel to Atlanta, where I watched and wrote about the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials and ran the marathon I’d been training for. But after that, things started to get crazy because of COVID-19. … More Year in Review: I didn’t hit any of my goals in 2020. But… it was 2020.
I woke up Friday morning and started my workday from home. On my break, I ran errands for the running club and picked up a to-go lunch. Once I was finished with the rest of my workday, I figured I’d try to squeeze in a couple miles before a 6 p.m. yoga class that I … More I was hit by a car on an evening run. Don’t become the next victim.
There are challenges that come with an event like the Pemberton 24 that aren’t found at many other types of races.
One challenge is that unless you plan to do all 24 of the 5Ks offered, there is no real “finish” that you must meet. You stop running when you meet your goal — but, you can skip a 5K, or a few 5Ks, and come back to the race course. You can use strategy to get extra points during the middle-of-the-night 5Ks. Your goal can change at any time. … More Pemberton 24 Take 2: I completed 10 5Ks in 24 hours
If you’ve seen my silly TikTok videos, you can thank BibRave for that. TikTok challenges were just one component of the BibRave Virtual Summit that took place June 13-14. BibRave encouraged us to give the app a try in late May, and I’ve had some fun with it. BibRave Pros, like me, and Team BibRave … More BibRave Virtual Summit a fun way to connect with community
When I first joined CityStrides in September 2019, my map showed that I had only run 18.51 percent of the streets in Salisbury, where I live. Now, with some extra effort during the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been able to get that percentage up to 71.33 percent. … More Four reasons why running new roads and filling in my map of Salisbury was a fun pandemic activity
Ever wondered what speed you could get a speed camera up to by running past it? I did that during May. Read on to see how fast I went and what else I did during another month affected by COVID-19. … More Running past a speed camera, and other things I did during May