Finally wrapping up my February running: A 50K DNF, a 50K and more

I know it’s already March 20, but it’s been a pretty busy month, so I’m wrapping up my February running today. I ran 95 miles. It’s always nice to hit 100, but I was happy with 95. It was more than I ran in January, and I also took off from running most of the … More Finally wrapping up my February running: A 50K DNF, a 50K and more

Add WhitePaws RunMitts to your winter running wardrobe (+ discount code)

If you’re like me and run hot, WhitePaws RunMitts would be a great addition to your winter running wardrobe. The reason? These mittens envelope your whole hands — there’s no thumb — but they are easy to flip back and pull down if your hands get warm. … More Add WhitePaws RunMitts to your winter running wardrobe (+ discount code)

I enjoyed a change of scenery at Anne Arundel County’s Quiet Waters Park

Last month, my boyfriend, Mike, and I headed up to Annapolis to grocery shop at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. We usually at least stop at Trader Joe’s on our way back from seeing family or doing something else in the Baltimore area, but we hadn’t been there in probably about four-plus months because of … More I enjoyed a change of scenery at Anne Arundel County’s Quiet Waters Park

I was hit by a car on an evening run. Don’t become the next victim.

I woke up Friday morning and started my workday from home. On my break, I ran errands for the running club and picked up a to-go lunch. Once I was finished with the rest of my workday, I figured I’d try to squeeze in a couple miles before a 6 p.m. yoga class that I … More I was hit by a car on an evening run. Don’t become the next victim.

Pemberton 24 Take 2: I completed 10 5Ks in 24 hours

There are challenges that come with an event like the Pemberton 24 that aren’t found at many other types of races.
One challenge is that unless you plan to do all 24 of the 5Ks offered, there is no real “finish” that you must meet. You stop running when you meet your goal — but, you can skip a 5K, or a few 5Ks, and come back to the race course. You can use strategy to get extra points during the middle-of-the-night 5Ks. Your goal can change at any time. … More Pemberton 24 Take 2: I completed 10 5Ks in 24 hours

I ran the trails at Hashawha for the first time in more than a decade

I’d been wanting to make it back to the trails at Hashawha Environmental Center in Westminster, Maryland, for a while, and I finally made that happen last month, on Sept. 6. I grew up about 30 minutes away in Hampstead, and I remember going to Hashawha — which is north of the Westminster city limits … More I ran the trails at Hashawha for the first time in more than a decade