Running Year in Review 2022: A problem resolved, two new states, a new role with ESRC, a Zestie and more

Another busy year of running has come to an end! The biggest highlight of the year was finally figuring out what was causing my problem of coughing while running. My running immediately started looking up after I was able to get a diagnosis of irritable larynx syndrome and work on new breathing strategies. Running is … More Running Year in Review 2022: A problem resolved, two new states, a new role with ESRC, a Zestie and more

I paced a successful 2:45 finish at the Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon

Last Friday, I headed to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, with my friend Veronica for one of my favorite race weekends of the year — the Rehoboth Seashore Marathon and Half Marathon. This was my ninth time participating in the event and my fifth year pacing the half. … More I paced a successful 2:45 finish at the Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon

I fought the wind to earn a strong finish at the Atlantic City Marathon

Disclaimer: I received an entry to the Atlantic City Marathon to as part of being a BibRave Ambassador. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Ambassador, and check out BibRave.com to find and write race reviews! Once again, I was nearing the finish line of a marathon in about five hours and 34 minutes. First, it … More I fought the wind to earn a strong finish at the Atlantic City Marathon

Product Review: I tried UCAN’s new Pineapple Edge flavor and more (+ discount code)

Disclaimer: I received UCAN gels and energy bars to review as part of being a BibRave Ambassador. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Ambassador, and check out BibRave.com to find and write race reviews! With plenty of long runs on the schedule for marathon training, it’s been a great time to try UCAN’s new Pineapple … More Product Review: I tried UCAN’s new Pineapple Edge flavor and more (+ discount code)

Seven running-related ways to show that Kindness is Dope

Disclaimer: I received the Knockaround Kindness is Dope III set of sunglasses to review (and give away) as part of being a BibRave Ambassador. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Ambassador, and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! Kindness doesn’t have to be a grand gesture to really make a difference … More Seven running-related ways to show that Kindness is Dope

Seven reasons to attend The Run Show USA in Boston this January

There’s only a little more than a month left to go till The Run Show USA in Boston this January. It’s happening Jan. 29-30 at the Hynes Convention Center, and I have my hotel and plane ticket booked. I haven’t been to Boston since 2013, and I am excited to visit the city again and check out this new event. … More Seven reasons to attend The Run Show USA in Boston this January

After two years, I had a successful return to pacing at the Rehoboth Beach Seashore Half Marathon

Since the pandemic began, there have been fewer races and, of course, fewer pacing opportunities. So, when I held up my 2:45 sign in the corral of the Rehoboth Beach Seashore Half Marathon on Saturday, Dec. 4, it would be my first time pacing a half marathon in two years. My last time pacing was … More After two years, I had a successful return to pacing at the Rehoboth Beach Seashore Half Marathon

Runner Reads: “A Runner’s High” by Dean Karnazes

Disclaimer: I received this book for free through a BibRave partnership. I don’t read as many physical books as I’d like to anymore, primarily listening to audiobooks now, but I recently finished “A Runner’s High: My Life in Motion” by Dean Karnazes and really enjoyed it. I am one of the moderators of the BibRave … More Runner Reads: “A Runner’s High” by Dean Karnazes

The Philadelphia Marathon was a great return to big-city marathons

As I ran through the streets of Philadelphia on Sunday, Nov. 21, there were people cheering for me by name and plenty of fun signs to look at. It had been more than a year and a half since my last road marathon, which took place March 1, 2020, only a couple weeks before everything started shutting down because of the pandemic, and I missed the amazing crowds that come out to support runners in big cities. … More The Philadelphia Marathon was a great return to big-city marathons

Say “Aloha” to Ultima Replenisher’s Mocktini Variety Pack

Disclaimer: I received three pouches of Ultima Replenisher stickpacks and a glass water bottle 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! Coconut Piña Colada, Appletini and Peach Bellini all sound like delicious summer drinks, … More Say “Aloha” to Ultima Replenisher’s Mocktini Variety Pack