I trained for the Marine Corps Marathon for four months, so I was disappointed that I didn’t have a great day. I’m still proud to have finished another marathon, and it was a well-organized race, but I didn’t have quite the experience I wanted. It wasn’t just that I ran the race much slower than … More Consistent pacing leads to a comeback at the Veterans Day 10K
Registration opened today for the Olympic Marathon Trials. That is true. But you didn’t actually think I was running in the trials, did you? (Please let me know if you did.) I am excited to be attending my first-ever U.S. Olympic Team Trials for the marathon — as a spectator. I’ve heard more about the … More I’m headed to the Olympic Marathon Trials!
Disclaimer: I received a bottle of Sawyer SPF 30 Stay Put Sunscreen Lotion 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! I’ve never liked wearing sunscreen while running — even though I realize it’s important … More Gear Review: Does your sunscreen stay put? Check out Sawyer.
While at a social event during the Public Relations Society of America Travel & Tourism Conference in Philadelphia, we could see the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, and the topic came up of running across it. Once the topic had been raised, I decided to do that the next morning. The bridge has a pedestrian walkway, which … More 2019 Running Travels: I ran from Pennsylvania to New Jersey on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge
I’ve been wanting to run at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum for years, and I finally made that happen this month. Years ago, I saw the area featured in Runner’s World. There have been many beautiful spots highlighted as part of the Rave Run feature, but usually, they were far away. This … More 2019 Running Travels: Philadelphia’s John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum is beautiful
I was active each day in May and definitely got reintroduced to the heat. It was a good month, though. I ran 122.2 miles. I continued my streak of hitting 100-plus miles a month each month this year with 122.2 May miles. I walked or ran every day in May as part of the BibRave … More May Running Wrap-Up: A run or walk every day
With the end of the month approaching, I needed somewhere new-to-me, yet close, to run in May. I’d considered checking out a new-to-me trail with a group, but I decided to stay close to home because I painted the living room last weekend and wanted to finish that project. I decided on Powellville, where I … More 2019 Running Travels: A Powellville run for a fallen hero
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
Disclaimer: I received an Orange Mud Gear Vest Pro 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! When I planned my point-to-point 20-miler on the NCR Trail earlier this year, I knew I would need … More Gear Review: Hydration on the go with the Orange Mud Gear Vest Pro (+ discount code)
The Girls on the Run saying of “Girls on the Run is so much fun!” really is true, even for a 28-year-old like me. … More What my first season of Girls on the Run was like