I tried a new strategy for this year’s Pemberton 24 — and it worked

I’ve participated in the Pemberton 24 each of the three years it’s been held, and for the first two years, I ended up with painful blisters and chafing that were worse than other runs. I tried a new strategy — and it worked. I also ran my highest number of 5Ks at the event. … More I tried a new strategy for this year’s Pemberton 24 — and it worked

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

Say “Aloha” to Ultima Replenisher’s Mocktini Variety Pack

Disclaimer: I received three pouches of Ultima Replenisher stickpacks and a glass water bottle 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! Coconut Piña Colada, Appletini and Peach Bellini all sound like delicious summer drinks, … More Say “Aloha” to Ultima Replenisher’s Mocktini Variety Pack

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

My teammate and I completed a 200-mile run through history for Black Girls RUN!’s eRACE Racism virtual challenge

Disclaimer: I received an entry to eRACE Racism as part of being on the Brooks Run Happy Team. During the month of June, I was running for more than myself. I didn’t want to let my partner down in the Black Girls RUN! eRACE Racism challenge. For eRACE Racism, Powered by Brooks, Supporting Black Girls RUN!, … More My teammate and I completed a 200-mile run through history for Black Girls RUN!’s eRACE Racism virtual challenge

Runner Reads: Alexi Pappas dives into mental health and more in “Bravey: Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas.”

Before Alexi Pappas’ book, “Bravey: Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas,” was released, I watched a New York Times opinion video featuring Pappas. In the video, she asks, “What if we looked at mental health the same way we do physical health?” Since I have struggled with a mental health issue, I think … More Runner Reads: Alexi Pappas dives into mental health and more in “Bravey: Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas.”

I finally explored one of Prettyboy Reservoir’s trails

I always like to explore new trails or running spots when I’m out of town, and I decided to run on one of the trails at Prettyboy Reservoir last weekend, when I was visiting my family. Although I grew up in Hampstead, which is not far from the Prettyboy Reservoir Cooperative Management Wildlife Area in … More I finally explored one of Prettyboy Reservoir’s trails

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