I closed out December with my highest-mileage month of the year

Before I get to my 2020 year in review post, I’m wrapping up my December running. As I continue to train for the Algonquin 50K, I ended the year by running my highest-mileage month of 2020. I ran 139.2 miles. This was more than 10-plus miles above what I ran during any other month this … More I closed out December with my highest-mileage month of the year

I ran my first in-person race since March: The Naylor Mill 7K

The week of the Naylor Mill 7K, I received my race bib and a cloth mask in the mail. That’s something that would have been pretty odd if it would have happened last year. But this year, this mailing was a way for the race to avoid a gathering at packet pickup, help keep runners … More I ran my first in-person race since March: The Naylor Mill 7K

Runner Reads: “Running with Sherman” by Christopher McDougall (and a Zoom book club)

Content warning: Mental health and suicide When I started reading “Running with Sherman,” I knew it would be about a donkey. There’s a donkey on the cover. But I enjoyed the other stories the book explored, too. I received “Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero” as a Secret Santa gift … More Runner Reads: “Running with Sherman” by Christopher McDougall (and a Zoom book club)

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

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 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

St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon: I battled the heat and enjoyed the after party

Disclaimer: I am an ambassador for the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon. During Mile 11 of the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon, I stopped to use a porta-potty. I probably could have made it to the end of the race without stopping. However, part of me just needed a break — and the … More St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon: I battled the heat and enjoyed the after party

Salisbury Marathon: A flat marathon for No. 10, and my first as coach!

On Saturday morning, I left my house, and after running for six minutes, I was at the start line of the Salisbury Marathon. I’ve run to a race before, but I’ve traveled at least an hour for my previous marathons, so this was certainly a change. The race didn’t quite go past my house, but … More Salisbury Marathon: A flat marathon for No. 10, and my first as coach!