I like to update my Facebook cover photo to reflect my next race. The problem is, a lot of races don’t have the appropriate graphics for this. Personally, I’m not a fan of the cover RunDisney makes, so I put my skills to good use and made a few for everyone to use. If you use it, please drop a link to my blog in the caption so others might use them too! Continue reading “RunDisney “In Training” Cover Photos”
I’m fortunate enough to work at a company that values women, but I realize that not everyone is as lucky. In Own It: The Power of Women at Work, Sallie Krawcheck talks about the future of women in business, how we are changing it, and talks about life lessons she’s learned in her 30+ year career on Wall Street. Continue reading “Own It: The Power of Women at Work”
As a busy working girl, I sometimes don’t have a lot of time to do my makeup. This month my Ipsy bag was full of great things that I can use when I only have time (or energy) to do one or two things. Continue reading “Metropolis: Ipsy January Glam Bag”
We have this idea in America of the self-made man. We love to celebrate individual achievement. We have these icons like Steve Jobs and Henry Ford and Benjamin Franklin, and we talk about how amazing it is that they did these great things and built themselves up out of nothing. I think the self-made man is a myth. I’ve never believed in it. I can honestly say that I’ve never achieved anything on my own. Whether it was my parents encouraging me to follow my dreams, or mentors like Jim McDonald who saw something in me, or classmates like Greg Chamitoff who challenged, me to do better, I owe everything I’ve ever accomplished to the people around me- people who pushed me to be the best version of myself.
One of my goals for 2017 is to watch one documentary a month. The main purpose here is to put my lazy long run days to good use. This month, I chose to watch “Fittest on Earth” at the recommendation of a friend. Continue reading “Fittest on Earth”
Fellow runners and t-shirt enthusiasts, you may be facing a problem. You may have an over abundance of t-shirts. Your husband (or wife) may complain every time you bring another one into the house. But, if you’re like me, you can’t let them go because each shirt contains precious memories you can’t part with. The good news is that I have a solution for you. Continue reading “What Do I Do With All My Race Shirts?”
If you’ve been around a while, you know that I was chosen as an ambassador for the Blue Ridge Marathon. The BRM is affectionately known as “America’s Toughest Road Marathon” with a total elevation gain/loss of 7,430 ft . If that sounds a little scary, don’t worry, there’s an option for everyone! In addition to the marathon, the weekend also hosts: Continue reading “Blue Ridge Marathon Giveaway!”
Sometimes, you find a book that sounds like it was written by you.
For me, Confessions of an Unlikely Runner: A Guide to Racing and Obstacle Courses for the Averagely Fit and Halfway Dedicated is that book. Also, it just happens to be the 150th book I read in 2016. (Yeah I’m a little behind on posting this review. Don’t hate.) Continue reading “Confessions of an Unlikely Runner”
15 weeks (104 days) from today I will be starting America’s Toughest Road Marathon. Continue reading “Blue Ridge Marathon Training Check-In, 15 Weeks Out”
Let me tell you a secret: all runners have trouble getting motivated. Especially in the cold, dark winter months. We all have those moments of discouragement, lack of energy, and just the whole “this is hard” mentality. Continue reading “5 Ways to Get Running”