Friday Five: Fall Preview

I cannot believe this is the last Friday of the month – and with school starting for my boys next week, it’s really the last Friday of the summer! While it has been a wonderful summer – I am a Fall girl and love that my favorite time of the year is just around the corner!

Fall preview

So much to look forward to this fall, including….

Cooler Temps — While it wasn’t as brutally hot as some past summers, I’m just much more partial to the crisp cool days of fall. I’m happiest in jeans, boots, sweater…you get the idea.

Apple Picking — One of my favorite family fall traditions!

Cooking — We pretty much live off the grill during the summer – which I must admit is largely my husband J’s domain. But once fall kicks in, I love to get back into the kitchen and dive into some of my favorite recipes and to try out some new ones!

Football —  If you’ve been around here for a while then you know I’m a huge football fan and cannot wait to watch my beloved Patriots take the field.

Fall Races — Hello Philly Half! Having not done much racing this year, I’m looking forward to running 3 (maybe 4) races this fall.

I could go on and on about the good things of fall! I’m linking up with Courtney, Mar and Cynthia again this week so be sure to stop by and check them out.

What are you looking forward to this fall?



Week 5 – Hills and a Headache


Week 5 on the road to Philly is in the books and it was a challenging week for sure - thanks in large part to a migraine that hung out for a few days.  Monday: Hello migraine! Hip strengthening and core work. Tuesday: A hilly 5 … [Continue reading]

Friday Five: Running Unplugged


I'm joining Courtney, Mar and Cynthia again for the Friday Five, and this week's theme is "5 Things I Love about...." So I want to highlight some benefits of running tech-free - aka running "naked."  During  the past coupe of weeks I have been … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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]