6 Months and 10 Pounds Later…

It’s time to get back into the swing of things with eating healthy and being good to my body through activity. It has been a long cold winter that’s been a big setback especially since I am signed up for the Spring Lake 5 miler in 32 days. Eeek! No worries though because a goal without…

Spring Lake 5

It's Sunday morning and a few minutes past 5am.  I remember that Spring Lake 5 registration had just started so I jump on my computer to sign up.  How exciting would it be to have a low bib number?  Isn't that all runner's goal when registering or maybe it's just me! Registration was a breeze…

Spasiba 2014!

In honor of #tbt I took a look back on 2014 and laughed and smiled at all the things I have done.  I have met new friends, strengthened others and completed some goals!  Here are just some of my main squeezes... 2014 started out pretty amazing as I celebrated my 35th birthday with important friends and family. …

Stop Being Afraid of What Could Go Wrong

I just went in to update my Race Times page and realized it's been a month since I've blogged.  Time flies when you're having fun I suppose! Just a quick update for my amazing followers.... Back in May I took a much deserved vacation to visit family in Miami.  I came back from vaca and…

Not Welcome In Philly Anymore

This past Saturday my friend Dawn and I participated in the Tap 'N Run in Philly.  It's a 4K fun run involving drinking beer.  Ok, let that sink in for a second.... Tap 'N Run's are held in every major city in America and is meant to be crazy and it certainly was!  The run…

My First 5 Mile Race and Guardian Angels

Every summer for the last 37 years Spring Lake, NJ has hosted one of Runner's Worlds top 100 races, The Spring Lake 5.  I can remember my mom doing it back when I was in college and she always asked me to do it with her but never thought I could so I blew it…

There’s No Yawning In Pep Talks!

  The weather at the Jersey Shore has finally been warming up which means two things:  the tourists will soon be invading and race season is here!  In a couple days I’ll be doing my first five mile run in the Spring Lake 5 and I’m not ready.  I’m not sure I’ll ever be ready!…

Running Thoughts

Have you ever seen a runner gliding by like a gazelle and as you drive by turn back to see a) if you know them and b) if their face is cute?  Well, I do.  Perhaps I’m shallow or just looking for a date but what are THEY thinking about?  Do they hear the “Eye…

Lessons Learned: Imperfection and Social Media

From time-to-time I get tired of talking about healthy habits and dating is on the back burner, so what should I write about? After some thought I realized that I learn a lesson everyday. From my fitness failures and social media successes, I've learned more about who I am and the perception we give. Imperfect…