2014 Recap

Another year has come and gone. Here we are…the last day of 2014. I can’t believe it. This year went by so fast. It hardly feels like I’ve lived in Florida for a year and that I’ve been at my new job for almost a year. I have no idea where this year went. This…

Sarasota Music Half Training: Weeks 5 & 6

After a decent week 4, things went downhill. I blame a lot of it on my Christmas party because I spent the week preparing for that instead of running. I had a plan for the week, but it didn’t happen. The only run I got in was the Frosty 5K. At least I got one…

Review & Giveaway: No Cheats Needed

As the end of the year approaches, everyone starts to make their New Year’s Resolutions and goals. I’ve already made mine. Maybe yours is similar to mine and you want to focus on running races. Or maybe your’s is just to improve your overall health. Whatever it may be, the new book from Kevin Curry, No…

Race Against the Clock: Frosty 5K

Yesterday I ran the Frosty 5K in Sarasota. It went well and I ended up finishing it in 33:18. It’s a little slower than last week’s 5K, but still right around my normal time for a 5K so I was happy with it. I was also happy because I started towards the front of the…

Setting Goals for 2015

It’s the time of the year where people reflect on what they’ve accomplished and what they want to do for the next year. In other words, people are starting to come up with their New Year’s Resolutions. Every year I set a New Year Goal instead. In my opinion resolutions are too broad. People say,…

Sarasota Music Half Training: Weeks 3 & 4

Week 3 was a wash.  I was traveling and even though I took my running stuff with me, I never made it to the gym. I was in meetings from 9am-6pm almost everyday, and then we would go out to dinner. After that I was tired and ready for bed. I just never seemed to…

Jingle Bell 5K

Last night I ran the Jingle Bell 5K to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. We formed a team at work, so I decided to join it. Plus, I needed to do a 3 mile run on Friday for my training program, so why not do a 5K?! I really enjoyed this race. We started out in downtown…

10 Gifts for Fitness Fans

Christmas is only two weeks away and if you’re like me, you’re still doing that last minute shopping. Well I’m here to help with some gift suggestions for the fitness gurus in your life. Here are the top 10 gifts for fitness fans. 1. Road ID Band It took me longer than it should have…

12 Days of #RunChatHunt

On the eighth day of #RunChatHunt I finally made it out for a run! Yes, the running scavenger hunt has returned for the holiday season. The hunt started on December 1st and lasts until December 12th. Each item on the list is an entry and every day a new prize is given away. I just…

Training For Me

As I’m training for my fifth half marathon, I discovered how many different training programs are out there and it’s made me wonder…is one better for me than the others? The first four half marathons were all runDisney races, so I used the training programs provided. Now, I say I used them loosely. I did…