Warm (mostly) Wordless Wednesday

Can this weather stick around for the entire winter? Please?

Ok, this picture is from yesterday. Semantics. It was the second to last day of November and I was dressed like this for my early a.m. run. In Maryland. LOVE. IT. Related Posts:I missed #snowpocalypse2014Post-run slugI did sign on for thisCharacter builderWhat I’m loving right now

Want to run America’s Toughest Road Marathon? (giveaway)

26.2 miles in these mountains await you

We all know that 26.2 is challenging, whether on a flat course or a hilly one. But the organizers of the Blue Ridge Mountain Marathon take that challenge up a notch. As in way up. This course, which starts in Roanoke, Virginia, and winds through the Blue Ridge Mountains, offers some 7,200 ft. of elevation change. That’s three mountains worth of climbing and descending. I […]

The road back so far…

I’m starting off week four of my¬† return to running. I can tell you it’s been a joyful road so far and has gone maybe even better than expected. So far I’ve been sticking to just three runs a week, supplemented with cycling, swimming, and weight/balance training. I want to make a concerted effort to get at least one day of yoga in there starting […]

Turkey day highs and lows

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I’m going to lay it out there–traveling to see family over the holidays may seem idyllic, but the truth of the matter is, is often isn’t. Yes, it’s wonderful to see them. Yes, I am thankful that I got to spend time with loved ones, especially those who are not in good health. But there are inevitable highs and lows to these little getaways. So […]

How I do Black Friday

Had this in my inbox the other day from EMZ: Arizona Marathon: BLACK FRIDAY Deal of the day! Integrated Medical Services wants you to stay – or get – in shape and make our Marathon or Half Marathon a fitness goal. Visit us to register and enter code “IMS30″ to save $$. Only good on November 25th midnight to midnight. Happy Holidays! The IMS Arizona […]

Controlling the urge to take it out too fast

Keep the first mile(s) in check

Jason posted a list of the most common marathoning mistakes the other day and one was, not surprisingly, going out too fast. Not that I’d know anything about that or anything…GUILTY! On more than a few occasions. It’s funny, when I used to do triathlons exclusively, I was really good at keeping my early run pace in check, and to good effect. I don’t know […]

What I’m loving right now

Still waiting...

Well, running obviously, but maybe some of the things that go with (and not so with) running too. Without further ado, here are a few things I think are really cool this late November week: 1. My Oiselle arm warmers–The weather has been just right for arm warmers lately, and as an Oiselle ambassador, I have two pairs (one navy, one orange) to go with […]

Are you a weather wimp?

Team "Cold Circle" running a New Year's Eve run in Finland.

The saying goes “don’t mess with Texas.” But I’m going to have to in this post. Namely, I’m messing with Jeff and Jason, two of my favorite bloggers. Before I start ragging on them, let me add that I think both are total studs. Jeff just completed a stellar 50k with a top 10 overall placement and ran a 1/2 marathon one week later in […]

Three on Thursday

November birthday girls

1. For the first time in months, I got to do a birthday cake run with my friends! We have a tradition of running from a bakery on Thursdays, and when it’s someone’s birthday, we order a cake for afterward. I couldn’t do the whole run with them, but swam and then joined them for the last few miles. And yes, ate a piece of […]

Need some sunglasses? (BTB giveaway)

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Last month I reviewed the new line of sports sunglasses by BTB and gave it a thumbs up. To remind you again, BTB offers performance sunglasses that they claim are on par with $100 brands, for less than $50. Now BTB wants to share the love with you and offer one winner a pair of BTB sunglasses of their choice (excluding polarized models). Want to […]