Photo: My kit for the race. Nike tights, Socks by Neon Bandits, Mizuno top, Shoes Nike Epic React Sometimes you put things out in the universe and instantly question whether it was the right decision or not. Well apparently, sometimes you need to put it out there to push yourself. I wasn’t panning to go […]Read more "An Ras Mor Race Recap"
Most people are surprised that I didn’t start really running until after I was 30. I didn’t enter my first race (Cambridge Classic 5K) until 2014 when I was 37 & was hooked. I mostly followed training plans I found through apps or online but didn’t understand a lot of the terminology. Over the next few years […]Read more "Joining The Heartbreakers"
I still remember the feeling of excitement when I finished my first half marathon in 2014. It was the longest race I had ever taken part of and finished feeling ultra proud of myself. Flash forward to last month where I completed my 6th (I literally can’t believe this) half marathon. Running for nearly 2 […]Read more "Race Recap: DMSE Classic Half Marathon"
Many of you know that I volunteer with Team With A Vision as a sighted guide for visually impaired runners. I’ve been doing it for about 2 years and it’s been extremely rewarding for me. (To find out more about how you can get involved as a sighted guide, click here.) Getting involved with athletes […]Read more "Headphones In Races (repost and giveaway)"
The B.A.A. 10 K will always have a special place in my heart. I first ran it in 2014 and it was my second ever road race (my first being the Cambridge Classic 5K). It was also the first race where world elite athletes would be on the same course as me. I remember walking […]Read more "2017 B.A.A. 10K"
First of all, sorry for my lack of posting, I’ve been super busy (aka lazy) & neglected my new hobby. Trying to get back to once a week posts, I have a few lined up already. I turned 41 this month and the crew pictured above helped me ring it in. Big thanks to my […]Read more "Tracksmith & Racedots"
Let’s face it, I’m never going to be tan. I have that super pale skin with pink undertones that needs excellent sun protection. I also have extremely sensitive skin that reacts badly to lots of things in many skincare products. Being a runner who dreads the treadmill, I’m exposed to the sun’s rays a lot. […]Read more "Ode to SPF"
5K’s are really fun if you’re used to running longer distances. They also don’t require a lot of prep for me at this point. They’re quick and fun and you can just carry on with your day afterwards. I was very excited when Andrea Croak invited me via Facebook to the Becca Pizzi Family Fun […]Read more "Becca Pizzi Family Fun Run"
I’m not much of a shopper when it comes to clothing. I treat it as a chore that I do every season as a necessity. The one exception to that rule is running gear. For some reason I truly enjoy shopping for gear that I use while training/racing. So, I was more than a little […]Read more "Saucony Ride 9 Reflex"
Let’s face it, I was a reluctant marathoner at best. It wasn’t a goal of mine, I thought it seemed crazy and I didn’t think my body would be able to take 26.2 grueling miles. Well I was wrong. I completed the Boston Marathon and in the process learned a lot about myself. I saw […]Read more "Boston Marathon 2017 Recap"