July Training Reflections

Well this post is out a lot later than expected! But I can finally now reflect on the month of July, how training went, and what else I can work on. I honestly cannot believe that it is already August, Fall is quickly approaching! Ahhh! Anyway lets talk about them highs first! 1. Vacation!! I…

June Training Reflections

How is June already over?!?! Time flies!! This month was more than I could ask for training wise. I can see the progress and it just fires my passion for running even more! I’m on vacation right now and it’s so nice to be able to reflect on this past month. Like I asked, it…

Why It Took Me 10 Years To Get Back On The Track

10 years. Yes, that’s right, 10 years. It’s been way too long, I know, but I honestly didn’t know any better. I first started running my sophomore year of high school in 2007. I joined the track and field distance team for one season (haha it was short lived). Doing work outs on the track…

Summer Plans

The “Spring Season Training” is officially over and now it’s time to move forward to summer (my least favorite season haha). After my last race on April 23, I’m taking time to recover and get back to having the urge to want to train again. I always used to struggle with recovering. I’m now on…

Coastal Delaware Half Marathon Recap

Here it is! Sunday’s race recap! This race was awesome for only its 3rd year! I’ll definitely be back 🙂 My husband and I left for Delaware after my shakeout run on Friday morning. It’s only a 2 hr 20 ish min drive from the Philly area. We stayed at the Atlantic View Hotel at…

Broccoli Kale Salad

I’ve been wanting to share this recipe with you all for awhile. I absolutely love broccoli salad, but it usually has mayonnaise and bacon in it. Thankfully, my mom found this super awesome recipe from Love & Zest (Kristina, a sports dietician). It uses a yogurt dressing, making it healthier and you won’t notice the difference! I’ve…

Winter Training Cycle Reflections

How is it the end of April already? This winter seriously just flew by. I was busy figuring out training, dealing with injuries, and swamped with school. I’ve had time to reflect during taper and I wanted to specifically write a blog post reflecting on this past training season after my marathon in November. I…

Long Run Eats

I’ve been wanting to write about this for awhile, but just have never been able to get a chance to write it. I struggled in the past on what to eat while training, especially before a run. I used to cut out a lot of carbs and focused just on protein. Oh boy, have I…

Why I Took a Social Media Running Break

Yes, I’m still alive!! I took a much needed, long overdue, social media break. No Instagram, no Facebook, just Snapchat, which I used seldomly. 2016 was amazing, and I couldn’t have asked for a better year, but I had some major self-reflection time that made me question who I was on social media. I’ve been…

One Month Post Marathon

It is so surprising that it already has been a month since the Philadelphia Marathon and oh boy, it has been the hardest month of recovery ever. I talked a little about what has been going on since the marathon in my last post. Now that it has been exactly a month, I thought I…

Marathon Recovery? What’s That?

As written in my last post, the Philadelphia Marathon was my first marathon EVER. I’ve ran 6 half marathons, countless 5K’s, 10k’s, Tough Mudders, etc. Each one I’ve been pretty ok recovering from. Never in my life did I think recovering from a marathon would be this hard. I’m no expert in recovery post races, but…

Philadelphia Marathon Recap

Welp, I’m back! It has been a little too long. I haven’t done a race recap in awhile, but I thought sharing this one would be important because it was my first marathon ever. Let’s start with the day before. Travel/Expo Day. I live about 45 minutes North of center city Philadelphia, so it’s pretty…