3 Tips On When To Replace Your Running Shoes


How often do you replace your running shoes?  Me, I kind of go on feel and an estimation of mileage.  I basically switch out my running shoes when I think I have put a lot of mileage on them, they start to look worn or my legs start to get more fatigued than usual.  I don’t keep an actual log of the mileage I run in them, but that would be a better idea than just winging it.      A couple of months ago I attended a great event hosted by Shoebuy and had See MORE ->

Weekly Workout Wrap-Up, Fall Marathon Training, Week 2


This week was another great training week!  I did every single workout that Jess created for me!  The difference between training now and the training I did over the winter when I decided not to run the marathon is now my heart is in it.  During this past winter when I was coming off the high of running my first marathon I hired Jess to help me train for the Long Island Marathon.  This ended up being the worst training cycle of my life and when it comes down to it, my See MORE ->

Friday Favorites featuring @WorkoutBandsCom @SoleusRunning @Health_Warrior


Happy Friday all!!  I am having a great week and I hope you are too!  Marathon training is going great and I am really loving working with Jess as my coach.  I have some new favorite items that are helping me through my marathon training and I thought I would share them with you today! Soleus GPS Mini:  Soleus sent me this awesome running watch just in time for the start of marathon training. The Soleus GPS mini shows speed, distance, and pace. I love that you can See MORE ->

Weekly Workout Wrap-Up, Fall Marathon Training Week 1


So I will be running a marathon in the fall.  I will let you all know which one in a few weeks.  This was my first week of training with Jess and I think it went great!  I was actually away the latter half of the week, but managed to get all my training run in despite the late nights!  Usually when it comes to vacations I go in with the best intentions and end up doing a bunch of half-assed workouts.  This time I was determined to get in some quality training runs and See MORE ->

I Am Thankful I Can Run, Anytime, Anywhere #VSL3KnowTheDifference


I am thankful that I can run, anytime, anywhere.  This is something that I do not take for granted because I know from personal experience that not everyone has this liberty.  I am lucky enough to not suffer from chronic gastro issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or ulcerative colitis (UC), but my stomach is less than perfect.  I am prone to stomach viruses, food poisoning, and even just nerves affect my stomach.  Thankfully this is not any everyday occurrence and not See MORE ->

Running Is Hard Work

Running is hard work, but isn’t anything that is worthwhile achieving.  It was hard becoming a wife and mother.  It was hard going to school and becoming an RN at 28.  It was even harder going back to school at 34 to get my Bachelor’s degree, which I just got by the way.  It is going to be hard packing up my life and moving to Tampa.  Trying to BQ by 40 is going to be hard.  Life is hard.  All of these things are hard, but all of these things also bring a great See MORE ->

Are You Race Ready?


I am a thinker.  I actually am an overthinker.  I think, I worry, I obsess.  I was thinking the other day while I was running what was I running for??  What was my end goal or purpose?  Now don’t get me wrong, I run just because I love to run, but sometimes I like to have a little purpose in my life. I read a post by Elle from Eat, Run Sail the other day called 5 Reasons to Work Out With Intention and it got me to thinking what was my intention with running.  See MORE ->

Workouts That I am Loving Lately Plus a Giveaway


  [Tweet "Check out the workouts Toni is loving lately:"] With the exception of running, I have to admit I usually need some extra motivation to workout.  I join challenges to keep me motivated.  I search for pinnable workouts to keep me motivated.  And I read blogs to keep me motivated.  I also dig deep inside myself to keep me motivated.  I thought I would share with you the workouts that I am loving and keeping me motivated lately! Race Pace Jess’s See MORE ->

Fourth of July Fun


This month is bittersweet because it is the last full month I will spend on Long Island, quite possibly for the rest of my life.  Fourth of July we hosted what was the last party we will ever throw on Long Island.  I started my day with a 5K of course, not an official one, just my own solo one.  Now that my grandmother has moved in with my sister, Chris and I have to run separately most of the time.  I ran first and when I got back he ran.  Best way to start See MORE ->

ShoeBuy Rooftop Yoga Event Recap


Two weeks ago I attended a pretty cool event hosted by ShoeBuy.  I get invites to lots of events in Manhattan, but it is rare that I get to attend one due to my work schedule.  When I got the ShoeBuy Even invite I was so excited that I had the day off!  I mean an event that offers breakfast, rooftop yoga and hosts a presentation about shoes is not one I wanted to miss. [Tweet "Check out Toni's @Shoebuy Rooftop #yoga recap"] I scored my workout buddy, Crystal, an invite to See MORE ->

Weekly Workout Wrap-Up, K-Fit 6 Challenge Week 6


I cannot believe 6 weeks has gone by already!  The K-Fit 6 Challenge has been amazing!  This challenge offers a comprehensive nutrition and workout program to help runners lose those unwanted pounds and it spans a 6 week time frame.  I had amazing results and with all honesty the last 2 weeks I was less than perfect in following the plan due to the business of life, which is not an excuse, but I allowed it to be.  This challenge also has a private facebook group that offers See MORE ->

My Workout Buddy #MakeYourMove


Disclosure:  This post and giveaway is sponsored by Kohl’s.  My experiences and all opinions are 100% my own.  Happy Friday all!!  I hope you are having as good of a week as I am!  Last night my 18 year old daughter graduated high school!  This is an amazing milestone and I look forward to watching her achieve all of her life goals!  Congrats Angelica! This year is going to be a year of milestones and new things for my family as we pack up and move to See MORE ->