running

5 B.S. Excuses Runners Use to Get Away with Not Wearing Sunscreen

Your water bottle is filled to the brim with ice cold water. Your running shoes are laced up. Your playlist is updated and waiting to be played (don’t forget your headphones!). Your watch is charged and strapped onto your wrist, ready to track the run you’re about to embark on. You step outside, putting one… Continue reading 5 B.S. Excuses Runners Use to Get Away with Not Wearing Sunscreen

Half Marathons

Why My 6th Half Marathon Was the Best and Worst Run of My Life

Alright. It’s been two weeks, I think it’s time to talk about it. Back in April I wrote a blog post telling you guys I was training for my sixth half marathon and that Caitlyn (my running buddy) and I set our first time goal. Our fastest time for finishing a half marathon was two… Continue reading Why My 6th Half Marathon Was the Best and Worst Run of My Life

Life

17 of the Biggest Lessons I Learned In College

Yesterday at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, I graduated from William Paterson University with a Bachelor’s in Communication/Public Relations. I can’t believe I can FINALLY say that! Nothing I've ever experienced has topped what I felt hearing my name called and walking across the stage.  This achievement is not one that came easily.… Continue reading 17 of the Biggest Lessons I Learned In College

medal monday

Medal Monday: Iron Girl Half Marathon

Woo-hoo, another Medal Monday! This one's going to be a good one because we're getting into the half marathon medals, which are usually bigger and cooler. My first half marathon was the Iron Girl Half Marathon in Clearwater, Florida. there were palm trees everywhere and everything was pink. I was thriving. The story behind this… Continue reading Medal Monday: Iron Girl Half Marathon

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The Secret to Getting Started

When people think about running, or just exercising in general, they think there's some crazy and complicated formula behind getting started (myself included), mostly because they don't know how to begin. They don't want to start until they feel like they know what they're doing. More often than not, that's the reason why people quit before… Continue reading The Secret to Getting Started

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5 Life Changing Lessons Running Teaches Us

When I started running two years ago, I thought I was just going to literally put one foot in front of the other until I finished my run and that would be it. I wasn't in any way prepared for the lessons I would learn through all of those miles. Running has been an incredible… Continue reading 5 Life Changing Lessons Running Teaches Us

medal monday

Medal Monday: Gasparilla

My favorite day of the week! Medal Monday. One of the best parts about running a half marathon, or any race in general, is the medal you get after crossing the finish line. The symbol of all your hard work, determination and the endless miles you've put in. I spend a significant amount of time… Continue reading Medal Monday: Gasparilla

running

Why Do We Struggle to Call Ourselves Runners?

Why would you tirelessly put in the effort and hard work into running consistently and deprive yourself of identifying as a runner? There are no rules to running! You don't have to be great at it to call yourself a runner. I totally get not wanting to call yourself a runner when you first start.… Continue reading Why Do We Struggle to Call Ourselves Runners?

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Running Shoes: Finding the Perfect Fit

This is a bold statement and I hope you're ready for it. I think I love my running shoes more than I love my ankle boots. How could I not? They're the key to successful training. They've put in countless miles with me and some of them have even crossed finish lines. They've carried me… Continue reading Running Shoes: Finding the Perfect Fit

Half Marathons

The Superhero Half Marathon

If you told me when I was in high school, or even four years ago for that matter, that I would become obsessed with running and that I'd run a half marathon I would literally laugh in your face and call you crazy and proceed to skip gym class. I am so uncoordinated and off-balanced… Continue reading The Superhero Half Marathon

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Friends That Run Together Stay Together

You know what makes half marathons, or just running in general, more fun? A little buddy to run with! This one is mine and I shouldn't call her my little buddy, she's definitely five inches taller than me. I actually prefer to call her my sole sister (get it?). Her name is Caitlyn and she's been… Continue reading Friends That Run Together Stay Together

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Don’t Fear the Training Plan!

The most confusing part of training for a half marathon for me was picking a training plan. I thought it was going to be as easy as googling "half marathon training plans" and I'd be out on the road running in no time. But to my dismay, there were a million plans that came up… Continue reading Don’t Fear the Training Plan!

Half Marathons

13.1 Reasons Why You’ll Want to Run a Half Marathon After Reading This

Deciding to register for a half marathon when you’ve never ran one before and your version of exercise is getting up to check if anything new has appeared in the fridge is understandably intimidating. But despite what the fear inside your head is telling you, running a half marathon is an achievable goal.  In case… Continue reading 13.1 Reasons Why You’ll Want to Run a Half Marathon After Reading This