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

Runner Reads: “Running While Black” by Alison Mariella Désir

I’ve always found the running community to be extremely welcoming. If you’re white, like I am, that may be your experience, too. But that isn’t the case for everyone. I thought Alison Mariella Désir’s new book, “Running While Black: Finding Freedom in a Sport That Wasn’t Built for Us,” was an insightful read that gave … More Runner Reads: “Running While Black” by Alison Mariella Désir

I had a strong return to long-distance trail racing at my first Tuckahoe 25K

After not making the second-to-last cutoff at the Algonquin 50K in February, I had my sights set on making the cutoffs at the Tuckahoe 25K, which was held Nov. 19 at Tuckahoe State Park on the Upper Eastern Shore. Participants had gotten an email with the cutoff times, and they were also listed on a … More I had a strong return to long-distance trail racing at my first Tuckahoe 25K

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

I found a new go-to shoe this summer: The Brooks Glycerin 20 (plus, the Brooks Run Club Tour)

Disclaimer: I was gifted a pair of the Brooks Glycerin 20 and also receive a discount on Brooks products as a member of the Run Happy Team. I’ve gotten to run in many different Brooks shoes as a member of the Brooks Run Happy Team, but my favorite has always remained the Adrenaline — the … More I found a new go-to shoe this summer: The Brooks Glycerin 20 (plus, the Brooks Run Club Tour)

July running recap: The Tour de Salisbury, and a few other things

Much of July was spent completing the Tour de Salisbury. I also made more of an effort to work on strength training. Here’s how the month went… I ran 95.08 miles. After a lower-for-me mileage month in June, including 12 days off, I took one more day off at the beginning of July and then … More July running recap: The Tour de Salisbury, and a few other things

My run at Grandma’s Marathon was tough yet beautiful — and tips for travelers

Last month, I traveled out of the Mid-Atlantic for the first time since the pandemic began to run Grandma’s Marathon. I’ve been eyeing this race for a while, and on the day registration opened for the 2022 race, I signed up. While it unfortunately ended up being my slowest marathon, it was a great event, … More My run at Grandma’s Marathon was tough yet beautiful — and tips for travelers