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Rock N Roll Half Marathon Recap

Yay!  Another one down and I am still in love with running!  What a race!  I had such a blast and felt like I was really pushing myself.  Let’s start from the beginning…. Pre-Race Day We (my mom, husband, mother in law and sister in law) drove down to Providence on Saturday around noontime.  When … Continue reading

The Countdown Is On

I cannot believe my Half is on Sunday! Gah! Providence is right around the corner! I’m so excited, but feel underprepared at the same time. I’m hoping the excitement takes over and overrides any other emotions that may come up! First, I have to say that I can officially run a 9:30 minute/mile pace! I … Continue reading

I am a Sweaty Beast

Brace yourself before you look at the below photo.    Do you see the disgusting sweat outline?  Yeah, that’s right.  Pure sweat.  Crotch Sweat to be exact.  (Yes, I said “crotch sweat.”  You’re welcome). I really can’t think of another phrase for it.  Well, except nasty.  We already know that my elbows sweat, and now this… … Continue reading

Uniboob, Be Gone

Yes, this post is all about keeping “the girls” happy and in place without the dreading chafing.  I have been on the hunt for a good sports bra for a while now.  I was victim of the doubling-up strategy, which was miserable during and also in the after-math of the run.  You know what I’m … Continue reading

Put Some Pep In Yo’ Step

Oh boy, do I have a fun app to share with you all!  My friend, Sita, showed me about Pepper Plate when we were visiting her in New York in June.  She had me hooked within a few minutes!  It’s basically an online cookbook, where you can edit, delete and add new recipes (including photos).  … Continue reading

Pump Up the Jam

Pump it up… while your feet are stompin’… Now you can join me in having that song stuck in your head all day.  You’re welcome. Speaking of music, I have been listening to the same playlist during my runs the past few weeks.  I needed a change, and it came in the form of Pandora.  … Continue reading

Staying Busy

As I mentioned in my last post, I recently signed up for my first Rock N Roll Half-Marathon.  Since I started training for my first Half, I knew that I wanted to experience a Rock N Roll Half.   This series is all over the country (and international too).  There is a band that plays at … Continue reading

Run to Remember Recap

First of all… Happy National Running Day!  Now onto the recap… This race was such a blast!  It could have been the perfect weather.  It could have been the atmosphere.  It could have just been my complete excitement for running my first Half!  Whatever it was, it was AWESOME! The Expo Runners were able to pick … Continue reading

Game Plan

The countdown has officially started.  This is my last week before the Big Day!  I spent this week trying to find ways to heal my knees, finalize the “day-of” plans and find a good running outfit for next Sunday.  Impressive stuff, I know. The Clothes I used Zappos to try on a gazillion tanks, shirts, … Continue reading

Double Digits

BIG NEWS: I hit DOUBLE DIGITS with my training run this past weekend!  Hott d@mn! It was pretty much a great day all around on Saturday!  Between the Derby and Cinco de Mayo, lots of fun was had by all! After my morning run, The Husband, some friends and I headed out to place our … Continue reading