medal monday

Medal Monday: The Coldest Race of My Life

Hey guys! It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Medal Monday post, so I wanted to apologize for my inconsistent posting schedule lately. I’ve been pretty busy since graduating college last month. I moved back to Florida permanently, bought my first car (2013 VW Beetle light blue!), had a couple mental breakdowns during my never… Continue reading Medal Monday: The Coldest Race of My Life

Half Marathons

Why My 6th Half Marathon Was the Best and Worst Run of My Life

Alright. It’s been two weeks, I think it’s time to talk about it. Back in April I wrote a blog post telling you guys I was training for my sixth half marathon and that Caitlyn (my running buddy) and I set our first time goal. Our fastest time for finishing a half marathon was two… Continue reading Why My 6th Half Marathon Was the Best and Worst Run of My Life

medal monday

Medal Monday: Iron Girl Half Marathon

Woo-hoo, another Medal Monday! This one's going to be a good one because we're getting into the half marathon medals, which are usually bigger and cooler. My first half marathon was the Iron Girl Half Marathon in Clearwater, Florida. there were palm trees everywhere and everything was pink. I was thriving. The story behind this… Continue reading Medal Monday: Iron Girl Half Marathon

beginner runners, running

The Secret to Getting Started

When people think about running, or just exercising in general, they think there's some crazy and complicated formula behind getting started (myself included), mostly because they don't know how to begin. They don't want to start until they feel like they know what they're doing. More often than not, that's the reason why people quit before… Continue reading The Secret to Getting Started

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5 Life Changing Lessons Running Teaches Us

When I started running two years ago, I thought I was just going to literally put one foot in front of the other until I finished my run and that would be it. I wasn't in any way prepared for the lessons I would learn through all of those miles. Running has been an incredible… Continue reading 5 Life Changing Lessons Running Teaches Us

medal monday

Medal Monday: Gasparilla

My favorite day of the week! Medal Monday. One of the best parts about running a half marathon, or any race in general, is the medal you get after crossing the finish line. The symbol of all your hard work, determination and the endless miles you've put in. I spend a significant amount of time… Continue reading Medal Monday: Gasparilla

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Why Do We Struggle to Call Ourselves Runners?

Why would you tirelessly put in the effort and hard work into running consistently and deprive yourself of identifying as a runner? There are no rules to running! You don't have to be great at it to call yourself a runner. I totally get not wanting to call yourself a runner when you first start.… Continue reading Why Do We Struggle to Call Ourselves Runners?