• Reach the Beach

    Friday Running Survey

    April 12, 2013

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    Hi, friends! Happy Friday! It feels like a survey-type of morning, so here’s a running-themed Q & A that I saw on Julie’s blog awhile back. It was fun to do and definitely motivated me to go for a run today! Best Run Ever Easy. Reach the Beach with Team Off Balance. We had such […]


    For Time: Run 5K

    June 1, 2012


    Guess who crushed their 5K PR this morning? THIS (sweaty, salty, and delicious) GIRL!!! Clearly, Murphy was psyched about my accomplishment. I {heart} pug kisses. Workout I wasn’t planning to go to CrossFit this morning, but when I checked the WOD for today, I changed my mind. (Oooh, the powers of CrossFit!) WOD For time: Run […]



    If you missed my previous Reach the Beach posts, here they are: Last-Minute Relay Preparations New Balance Factory Tour & Team Dinner Reach the Beach Relay: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM Reach the Beach Relay: 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM Reach the Beach Relay: 1:00 AM–11:30 AM Ok, so where did we leave off? Oh, […]



    Back to the Reach the Beach adventures… Two thumbs up for night running!!! Actually, it’s pretty scary. Ok, it’s kind of fun, but mostly scary. I guess I’m on the fence about night running. At 1:00 AM, I woke up totally disorientated and pretty exhausted. I knew I didn’t have much time to get ready […]



    Ready for more? Sorry I left you hanging! Around 4:00 PM, it was finally time for Van 2 to run their first legs. Since I was runner #7, I started the running rotation. Sarah finished her leg strong. Our hand-off was seamless (our first snap bracelet “snap” was the best of the three legs as […]


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    Are you ready for an epic recap of Reach the Beach (RTB)? I decided to break up my posts by hour (and leg), so you can see how we spent our time participating in a nearly 32-hour relay race. Let’s just say, it was an awesome adventure! On the morning of Reach the Beach, we […]


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    REACH THE BEACH WAS AN EPIC ADVENTURE! Holy moly, I have so much to tell you guys. Here’s just one of many posts! [rewind to Thursday afternoon] After meeting our team at the New Balance offices, we all got into the vans to drive to the New Balance factory and Sports Research Lab in Lawrence, […]