I Am Back!


Hey all!!!!  I am back from vacation!!!  I am happy, relaxed and savoring every last moment until I resume “real” life tomorrow.  I will just shortly recap some of my adventures in Virginia Beach, with a full recap of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach half coming later in the week.  Plus, I am pretty sure I forgot to recap the Color Me Rad 5K, so I plan to share that later this week too! My first run In Virginia, 5 miles on the sand! Enjoying my favorite beachfront meal, See MORE ->

On Vacation


This week I am on vacation in Virginia.  I will be running the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon on Sunday.  This will probably be my only post for the week as I plan to just run and relax!  I hope you all have a great week! See MORE ->

Weekly Workout Wrap-Up, NYC Marathon Edition Week 12


This post is a little late, but better late than never, right?! Another week down and a pretty successful one as far as I am concerned.  Tuesday’s track workout was rough.  I did 200x15 with a 1:20 time allotment for each 200.  Since I did the 200’s in between 54-58 seconds, I was left with only about 20-25 seconds of rest in between each 200.  This was an amazing anaerobic workout that my coach, Fred from We Are Athletes Racing Team, gave me.  The only issue I had See MORE ->

Running for a Cause #Run10Feed10


Disclosure:  As a Women’s Health Action Hero I received my race entry for free.  I also receive incentives for fundraising and recruitment. Raising money for charity does not come easily to me, unless I really believe in the cause.  I always pick and choose very carefully what organizations to raise money for and support.  Run 10 Feed 10 is one of those causes that I truly believe in and know that the money raised will go to a good cause, fighting domestic hunger.  On See MORE ->

Rules of the Track


With marathon training in full swing I have been spending a decent amount of time on my local track doing speed work.  Unfortunately, I find myself getting annoyed and frustrated by other people on the track that are not following the “rules”, which leads to walkers and slow runners getting directly in the way of my workout. I want to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, because there are no signs directing people on how to appropriately workout on the track and when I explained the See MORE ->

Weekly Workout Wrap-Up, NYC Marathon Edition Week 13


This week was rough to say the least.  I managed to get in one good workout with the We Are Athletes Racing Team in Farmingdale Tuesday night and then it all went to s*%t.  I missed my tempo run on Thursday due to soreness and I did only one crossfit workout because my shoulder was bothering me, yes I am falling apart.  Sunday I attempted my long run and about 1.5 miles in I developed a cramp in my right side that was excruciating.  It was not a normal side stitch and I ended See MORE ->

Why I Run with PRO Compression


Disclosure:  I received calf sleeves for review at no charge, I have purchased many PRO Compression socks with my own my money too.  All opinions are 100% my own and are from my own experiences with PRO Compression. I have been a fan of PRO Compression for many years, it was actually one of the first compression socks I bought and loved!  I wear PRO compression while I am running, when I am at work (I am a nurse), and even when I am resting.  I love all the colors and options to select See MORE ->

Weekly Workout Wrap-Up, NYC Marathon Edition Week 14


Three months remain until the NYC Marathon and I am beyond excited!  Week 14 was okay, the workouts were tough, especially the 10 miler, but the marathon is going to be tough too, so I just sucked it up and pushed through!  I read an interesting article on Competitor.com, “Are You Overemphasizing The Marathon Long Run?”.  This article has made me reconsider any long run over three hours and it is not the article alone, I have heard from many coaches that there is no benefit to a See MORE ->

Happens to be Healthy Granola Review & Giveaway plus an interview with co-owner Amanda Hawthorne


Disclosure: I received this granola to try at no charge, no other compensation was received.  All opinions are 100% my own. Amanda Hawthorne and her mother Laurie Hawthorne are the co-creators of Laurie's Granola Creations "Happens to be Healthy" Granola! This granola came to fruition when Laurie decided change her diet by cutting out all refined sugars and hydrogenated oils.  Laurie took her own granola recipe and modified it tastes delicious without having added unhealthy sugars, fillers, See MORE ->

Weekly Workout Wrap-Up, NYC Marathon Edition Week 15


Monday 7/21/14: Workout: Yoga; Steps: 11502; Activity Goal: 90% Tuesday 7/22/14: Workout: Track repeats; 4 x 800, 2 min rest in between, 0.75 mile warm-up and cool-down, 3.5 miles total; Steps: 15190; Activity Goal: 172% Wednesday 7/23/14: Workout: none; Steps: 11416; Activity Goal: 90% Thursday 7/24/14: Workout: none; Steps: 10503; Activity Goal: 81% Friday 7/25/14: Workout: Crossfit Workout including 1.75 miles; Steps: 11951; Activity Goal: 116% Saturday 7/26/14: Workout: 3 mile run; See MORE ->

Who Am I???

I have had a crazy, stressful week filled with a lot of personal issues I won't bore you with at this time. Unfortunately, because I had so much to do fitting in running and crossfit was difficult. Yesterday I actually had no time for anything at all, so today I NEEDED to run or do crossfit. I had a 7 mile tempo run on the schedule, but I hadn't been to crossfit for almost two weeks and the workout today looked great and included running. Now the old me would have chosen running See MORE ->

Weekly Workout Wrap-Up, NYC Marathon Edition Week 16


The first week of marathon training is complete!!!  My training starts with week 16 and counts down to week 1, which I love, because I thinking counting down makes everything more exciting!  The week had some highs and lows, but overall it was awesome!  I actually was away Wednesday through Saturday, which made training hard, but I an proud to say I stuck to the program.  Here are my workouts: Monday 7/14/14: Workout: At home CrossFit, 200 squats for time: 7:29; Steps: See MORE ->