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

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

I ran on the beautiful Blades trails in Worcester County

I’d been wanting to check out the Blades trails since I learned about them. I didn’t make it to last year’s Blades Trail Race, but I was able to make it to a training run set up by race organizers two weeks ago and enjoyed checking out the trails with a group. This year’s Blades … More I ran on the beautiful Blades trails in Worcester County

I’m diving into the Dolphin Challenge with BibRave during Shamrock Marathon Weekend

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! I had a blast meeting up with members of the BibRave community in person in Austin … More I’m diving into the Dolphin Challenge with BibRave during Shamrock Marathon Weekend

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

I ran somewhere new every month in 2019, ending with some Montgomery County trails

Each month of 2019, I’d followed through with my goal and ran in a new-to-me location. But I’d gotten to Christmas Day without running somewhere new in December. I’d been at my aunt and uncle’s house the evening of Christmas and stayed over before heading back to Salisbury the next morning. I was talking to … More I ran somewhere new every month in 2019, ending with some Montgomery County trails

I ran my fastest half of the year at an unofficial race with friends

Neither of the half marathons I’d run for speed in 2019 really went according to plan. In May, at the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon, I kept up a pace of around 10:00/mile for the first six miles before it got hot and my pace decreased. I finished in 2:20:16. Then in September, at … More I ran my fastest half of the year at an unofficial race with friends