Training Update & Nuun Winner

Week 4 of my Philadelphia Half training is done! Here’s a quick recap:

Monday:   3 miles with negative split

Tuesday:   Spent a fun day with my mom – lots of walking

Wednesday:  Pilates Barre

Thursday:   5.75 miles – tough run! My legs felt so heavy, I seriously wanted to stop a mere mile in, but stuck it out.

Friday:   Rest and a massage

Saturday: 6.5 miles on a very hilly loop. My legs felt so much better!

Sunday: Hip strengthening exercises and core work

After Saturday’s run, I’m feeling much more upbeat going into this week. I’ll be adding more hip strengthening work this week, as well as some T25.


Nuun EnergyAfter a great response to my Nuun Giveaway, the winner is  Samantha S! Congrats!

A big thanks to Nuun for sponsoring!


Friday Five: Things that Make Me Smile

cool weather

Linking up with Courtney, Mar and Cynthia again today.  This week is theme-free so I just thought I'd share a few things that made me smile this week.  The Weather -- Most mornings this week have looked like this! Perfect running weather...and … [Continue reading]

Nuun Energy Review & Giveaway

Nuun Energy

This post and giveaway are sponsored by Nuun. As always, all opinions expressed here are my own. Since I started my half marathon training plan, I've also started testing out different options for fueling my runs. In the past, a big area where … [Continue reading]

Training Check-in Week 3

  Well thank goodness for Week 3! After a less than stellar Week 2, it was nice to get back on track! There were 19 miles on my plan and I finished with 16 miles - I'll take it! So here's how the week played out: Monday:   … [Continue reading]

Night Out with Athleta

Athleta loot

On Friday night, I attended a VIP shopping event at the Athleta Store in Legacy Place. A group of us met at the store to sip a little wine, nosh on some goodies and, most importantly, check out the new fall line! We shopped, chatted with the … [Continue reading]

Friday Five – Race Memories


Linking up with the fun ladies of the DC Trifecta again this Friday. Today's theme - Race come take a little walk down memory lane with me! Boston's Run to Remember -- My first half marathon! Without a doubt, this will go down as … [Continue reading]

Training Check-in: A Week of Shuffling

Well for as good as Week 1 felt, Week 2 was meh at best! A combination of various family obligations, schedule changes and the hangover effects of dealing with insomnia, left me in a state of constant shuffling last week. Shuffling of workouts to fit … [Continue reading]

Ultimate Coffee Date – August

Studio Wrap

This morning I'm happy to be linking up once again with Jill, Nikki and Lynda for the Ultimate Coffee Date. I missed the last two Coffee Dates thanks to vacation in June and the 4th holiday weekend, but I'm so glad we could catch up for a cup this … [Continue reading]

Thursday Thoughts – Gym Crazies Edition


So for some reason I convinced myself that I would be well-served to run my cruise intervals on the mill this morning - maybe because I've been frustrated with my pacing lately...maybe the insomnia I've been battling lately had caught up with me and … [Continue reading]

Training Check-in – Week 1 Done

Running with KT

Yep it's the return of my Training Check-ins!   I'm once again working with Coach Bennett of IAWR and this time around he's created an 18-week plan leading up to the Philadelphia Half Marathon. This is probably the longest training plan … [Continue reading]