SMDS: The Varsity Jacket

As you may recall, I have the honor of being one of the first brand ambassadors for Sarah Marie Design Studio. This is more than just a nice perk, though — I love… Continue reading

Salty Running: How to Give Advice to New Runners

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Weekly Update 10/16

Holy moly, the marathon isn’t very far away all of a sudden! That snuck up rather quickly, considering I’ve been training for it the past 5 months. I’m actually still surprised that I… Continue reading

Weekly Recap Oct. 9

Bypassing my usual Sunday “Bagel and Blog” session in favor of writing this at home while watching the Chicago Marathon and drinking out of my award mug from yesterday’s race! On Monday, my… Continue reading

Quotes You Can Take The Distance – Coach Matt Ebersole

I wanted to share my coach’s most recent blog post, since it comes at a great time for all of us training for a fall goal race. As I prepared to meet with… Continue reading

Weekly Recap Oct. 2

TGIF — Thank God it’s FALL! I wasn’t really into this week, mentally, but physically it was fine. I was just not feeling it this week, and I had a couple of weird… Continue reading

Weekly Recap Sept. 25

My post-race recovery week mileage is now higher than my max mileage from a year ago. WHOA. It was a good week for recovery since my schedule was off-kilter. Monday we had a… Continue reading

From overweight to breaking the tape: Traci Falbo

One of the country’s top ultra distance runners is walking through the parking lot of a Panera Bread in Louisville, Ky., on a Thursday afternoon. She has a faded tattoo around one ankle,… Continue reading

Weekly Recap 9/18 + TWO race reports!

What a week! Not one but TWO races, and I’m happy with them both. I started off the week with an easy 8 on Monday afternoon that I was able to squeeze in… Continue reading

Why I’m skipping Boston — again

In 2007, I ran my first marathon and qualified for Boston — the goal I had set for myself when I decided to run a full about six months earlier, with just a… Continue reading