Napa Valley Marathon

What's better than running a marathon? Running a marathon in Napa Valley of course!

I'm going through reentry to Siberia right now after leaving paradise. It's not easy! We had a fantastic trip, full of beauty, good wine, good weather and great friends. And the marathon, of course. Here's how it all went down: The Napa Valley Marathon gets so much right when it comes to delivering a great course/location, a tight-run … [Read more...]

Character builder

Cleveland Metro Parks

Blogging? What is that? After a week off, I am rusty! But it's been a good break--no blogging, no commenting on blogs, and very little interaction on my other platforms. I think in three years of writing this site, that's the longest I've ever gone. But I'm back, batteries recharged and ready to dig into 2013. We spent part of our … [Read more...]

What I’m loving right now

Love these dresses from SpunkWear

I don't know why the change of seasons seems like a good time to wrap up what products I've been digging lately, but it does. And so with the advent of September and school, here are a couple of things that have been high on my "like" list of late: 1. SpunkWear dresses--I first saw these dresses at the Iron Girl half marathon expo … [Read more...]

Trick of the (summer) trade

Running in the heat is tough, but you can be tougher

I'm seeing it all over the blogosphere right now--complaints about the heat and how it is affecting workouts. I feel your pain, trust me. In Maryland, we get heat and humidity like nobody's business. I haven't been to many parts of the country (barring the deep south) that can rival the muggy haze we get here in the summer. And no, … [Read more...]

Is it my legs or my head?

So, the Cleveland 1/2 marathon is this weekend. I told you a week or so ago that I felt like I had blown my Boston recovery. I felt like my legs were maybe coming around on a couple of runs last week. But yesterday, they felt like lead again. I don't have any specific aches and pains. That's not the way to describe it--it's just that my … [Read more...]

My 11 randoms

Couldn't do it without them

I've been tagged by three fabulous bloggers for the 11 random facts that are making the rounds. My friend Jason, my Ohio girl Holly, and Jersey girl Jen were all nice enough to think that I had 11 interesting, random facts to share. I"m not so sure, but thank you all anyhow! As you know, this tag comes with rules, but I'm going to be a … [Read more...]

My secret santa rocks!

The goods from Lindsay!

It's theĀ  second year in a row that the lovely Jill has coordinated about a billion bloggers in a gift exchange, which is no easy task. And speaking for myself, for the second year in a row, I've had a fabulous secret santa who just nailed the perfect set of gifts! Yesterday, I received a a box full of goodies from Lindsay of Chasing … [Read more...]

Sporty Girl winner

Just ran the numbers by for my Sporty Girl jewelry giveaway and number 11 (there were 169 entrants), Jane of Newbie2Running was the winner. She just so happens to be a fellow Marylander, which I think is pretty cool. Congrats Jane! Send me an email at giveaways soon...I feel like my male audience has … [Read more...]