The Winter 100 Challenge ends today!

Today is the day! The Winter 100 Challenge ends at midnight EST.  Your mileage logs must be emailed to me by that time.  They can be excel spreadsheets, word documents, screenshots from Dailymile/Runkeeper/MapMyRun or whatever other website or program you use to track your training.  As long as you have something that says you ran [...]

Who wants their very own Go Sport ID?

One of these could be yours!

I LOVE my Go Sport ID.  I love it so much that for Christmas I wanted to spread the Go Sport ID love.  I gave gift cards for Go Sport ID to 4 family members so they could create their own custom IDs.  I also gave my hubby his very own Go Sport ID. On [...]

Who wants some Nuun?

Little stinker wanted to play with my Nuun tubes

I have an addiction to Nuun.  I must have my lemon-lime Nuun with me for all long runs.  The Baltimore Marathon taught me that I must also have it with me during long races.  I had a serious craving for my Nuun during that marathon.  After I crossed the finish line, getting myself some Nuun [...]

22 miles!

Ignore the 7:46 pace - apparently long runs make my watch delusional too

This morning, I tackled my longest run before the Rock ‘N Roll USA Marathon – 22 miles.  I’ve already done a 21 mile and a 20 mile run so 22 should be a piece of cake, right? Haha, I don’t think so. I was super excited about this run because it was with Team in [...]

Another one of those runs

My week started off with a fantastic run on Monday.  Wednesday’s run was less than stellar.  I did a short 3 mile run with Zain in the stroller that might as well have been a 20 mile run because I struggled for every mile. Yesterday, I had another awesome run to balance it out.  I [...]

One of those runs…

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…that reminded me why I love to run.  The truth is that I love to run like 95% of the time, but that other 5% can really drag me down.  Thankfully, there are the fantastic runs that stand out and remind me why I lace up my running shoes and hit the pavement. In my [...]

Runner’s high

Miles: 20 Gels: 3 Fluids: Nuun and water Entertainment: mostly music from Glee, that’s right – I love Glee! I had another 20 mile run on the schedule this weekend.  My plan was to once again join the group I ran with last weekend.  Zain ended up waking up a bajillion times on Friday night [...]

Who wants a shiny new Garmin?

If you do, you better finish finish up your 100 miles for the Winter 100 Challenge if you haven’t done so already! The Winter 100 Challenge will end on 2/29, but the fun will just be beginning for the lucky winner of the Garmin Forerunner 210. I have an insane love for my Garmin Forerunner [...]

Fun with play dough

I’m always looking for new fun activities to do with Zain.  Today, I tried my hand at making homemade play dough for him.  It was super easy and he had tons of fun playing with it. Making play dough is easy! I was glad to make my own so I didn’t have to freak out [...]

Stepping out of my comfort zone

On Saturday, I was scheduled to run 20 miles.  I knew if I tried to run 20 miles by myself, I would have a tough run.  I would lose my focus and my motivation.  I’ve been doing the majority of my long runs alone for the past year.  Sometimes, I don’t mind.  I enjoy the [...]