YMX Maori Dragon Shirt Review and Giveaway!

A couple weeks ago, I received an e-mail from YMX asking if I’d be interested in reviewing one of their products and hosting a giveaway on my blog.  Of course, my answer was YES! YMX has some of the coolest and most unique workout apparel I’ve ever seen.  I tend to pick out boring, monochrome [...]

Zain’s Half Marathon

Tomorrow I’m supposed to run 18 miles.  Eighteen miles and we’re expecting a hurricane to hit us.  Fabulous.  Since we don’t really know when the storm is supposed to arrive, I decided it was best to try to get my long run in today.  I thought about swapping this week’s 18 miles with next week’s [...]

Favorite things Friday

My favorite things this week have a theme: hydration! The wonderful August heat and humidity is in full swing so I’ll share with you my favorite things this week to stay hydrated. Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt.  I used to be a bad runner.  I didn’t usually drink anything on my long runs (up to [...]

Why I run

I love reading other runners’ blog posts about why they run so I thought it was about time for me to tell you why I run. When I first started running, I was in high school.  I ran because I played field hockey and they made us run.  I hated it.  It was something I [...]

The post-long run headache

I have this problem that has plagued me since training for my first marathon.  After every single long run (8 miles and up), I end up with a headache that sticks with me for the rest of the day.  It puts a damper on my Saturday and I feel pretty much useless for the rest [...]

Favorite things Friday

This summer I’ve struggled through some of my runs.  The heat and humidity zapped my energy which has caused an occasional lack of motivation to go running.  Fortunately, I haven’t let that little issue get in the way of my marathon training and I’ve pushed through even when I didn’t feel like running.  My perseverance [...]

I am not a quitter

Although I’ve had some close calls. I have had my share of runs where I feel like I’m struggling with every step and I contemplate giving up literally every 5 seconds or so.  I never let myself stop though.  I know if I stop, I’ll regret it later.  On days like that, I give myself [...]

Stuck in a rut?

Try a new route! Lately I’ve found myself unmotivated for my weekday training runs.  This is mostly because I’m stuck doing the same route most days since I’m limited to the sidewalk when I run with Z in the stroller.  When I’m alone for my long runs, I can try something different by running on [...]

Cross-training with a passenger

I mentioned in a previous post that we were getting a bike seat so that we can take Zain with us when we go for a ride.  We’re not avid cyclists by any means.  We just like to go for casual bike rides from time to time.  We haven’t been able to go on any [...]