It took me an extra day, but I finished the virtual Race Across Maryland

It took 61 days instead of 60, but I completed 250 miles on foot this summer to finish the Race Across Maryland on Aug. 14. This was the second year of the virtual Race Across Maryland, a Corrigan Sports Enterprises event that I participated in last year. I had fun last year, and it kept … More It took me an extra day, but I finished the virtual Race Across Maryland

July running: Heat and my highest-mileage month of 2021

The heat is my least favorite temperature for running (well, maybe aside from that one day at Algonquin, though I wouldn’t be able to run a sub-eight-hour 50K in the heat and humidity, either). However, I was able to make July my highest-mileage month of 2021 as I racked up miles for the virtual Race … More July running: Heat and my highest-mileage month of 2021

Product Review: Try new running gear and fuel with the Ready.Set.MOVE. subscription box

Disclaimer: I received two Ready.Set.MOVE. boxes 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! Are you the kind of runner who loves testing out different kinds of gear? The Ready.Set.MOVE. box offers a good mix of different types of running fuel … More Product Review: Try new running gear and fuel with the Ready.Set.MOVE. subscription box

Today, remember Memorial Day’s true meaning. I honored the day with a run.

It’s important to remember the true meaning of Memorial Day, and wear blue: run to remember is making sure that the lives of those who have died serving the United States of America — including 7,030 people since 9/11/01 — are not forgotten. … More Today, remember Memorial Day’s true meaning. I honored the day with a run.

Runner Reads: If you’re looking for an honest dive into mental illness, read “Full Circle” by Andrea Barber

I listened to Andrea Barber’s book, “Full Circle: From Hollywood to Real Life and Back Again,” back in January, and I enjoyed it so much I really wanted to share it with my blog readers, even though it isn’t the typical running book. It isn’t a book about running, but it was written by a … More Runner Reads: If you’re looking for an honest dive into mental illness, read “Full Circle” by Andrea Barber

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

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