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

beginner runners, running

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

running

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