Bucket List Races


Everyone’s got a bit of a bucket list regarding races, in my opinion. Maybe it’s that you’d like to run a half marathon eventually, or you may have specific races on your bucket list. I’m pretty stoked to be getting ready to toe the line at one of my key bucket list races later this […]

Advice for the Earlier Running Self

Advice to my earlier running self

I love this writing prompt from the lovely ladies who host Tuesdays on the Run: “If I only knew then…. What advice would you give your new runner self?”  I got into running when I was in college, initially for just keeping fit. I did my first 5K in 2004 (senior year of college), and then […]

The Best Thing About Running

Best Thing about Running

Usually if I’m not on top of things on Monday night or Tuesdays, I am not able to get a “Tuesdays on the Run” post out on whatever the prompt is for this week. However when I saw today’s prompt – What’s the best thing about running – the words flowed freely for me. So […]


everything you want is on the other side of fear

I attempted an FTP test this evening.  It didn’t go so great.  I pushed, and I gave up after 17 minutes.  I went into the test ready, ready to surge, to grow my watts, to show I’m improving.  But I didn’t make it.  There are excuses I could make: coach told me I shouldn’t do it […]

What Running Means to Me

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This was posted previously on the “Run for Boston” site that my friends Katie & Kelly put up.  I’m sharing for Tuesdays on the Run! Thanks to Erika, Patty and April and others for hosting! I run because: it’s an outlet to catch up with and meet friends to use up energy to get great […]