Success! South Shore Half Marathon complete! And it was so much fun running it with friends! One of our friends lives near the start line of the race, so we walked over right before things kicked off promptly at 7:30 AM. We arrived at the start line just minutes before the gun, so we had a little trouble lining up in our respective corrals. It was just too crowded to finagle our way back, so we ended up starting…

Hey, hey! Happy Sunday to you! Week 2 of my Fall Half Marathon Training was pretty good overall. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to fit in a long run with travel to Santa Barbara, but I did a couple of running workouts, including some speed work, in the hotel gym. Longer runs are definitely a priority next week! SUNDAY: Off MONDAY: 40-30-20-10 Bodyweight Workout at home [adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id=”eCLzsQId” upload-date=”2016-09-14T18:56:42.000Z” name=”Carrots N Cake – Bodyweight Workout” description=”40-30-20-10 bodyweight workout” player-type=”default”…

Just last week, I shared my advice for balancing CrossFit and running because, like a lot of you, I have a half marathon on my calendar later this fall. Last week, I actually registered for the South Shore Half Marathon. And, of course, once I received my email confirmation, I immediately started to put together my training schedule. But when I started planning out my runs, I realized I wasn’t able to easily fit them all in. I rely…

There aren’t too many half marathons in Massachusetts this time of year, so I was psyched when I found the Winter Warlock Half Marathon about 30 minutes away. I had just run the super hilly South Shore Half Marathon and missed my goal time by about 3 minutes, so I wanted to redeem myself and run a better race. I really had high hopes for the Winter Warlock! Well, I came down with a stomach bug the Friday…

Hi, friends! I ran the South Shore Half Marathon over the weekend and, boy, was it fun! Well, you know what I mean, right? “Fun” like “damn, that was tough, but, wow, I feel accomplished.” Sometimes those are the best races. Ok, recap time! For such a new race (only in their second year), the South Shore Half Marathon totally nailed it. It’s like they’ve put on this race for decades now. From the swag and the…

Guys, I loved the Seattle Rock ‘N’ Roll Half Marathon so much! What a great race. I would definitely run this one again! Ok, let me give you a little rundown… The race offered 3 different distance options this year– 8k, half marathon, and marathon– so even more runners of varying abilities could participate. Love this. The race started and finished at Seattle Center, which was especially cool for an out-of-towner like me. Good morning, Space Needle! The race started at…

Hi, friends! Remember when I answered a bunch of post-marathon questions from readers yesterday? Well, I forgot to include a very important one: What is your next running goal? How could I forget?! It’s such an important question and one I’ve thought about quite a lot since crossing the finish line of the Boston Marathon. I seriously considered training for another marathon, but, after giving it some thought, I decided a half marathon would be a…

Woohoo! It’s officially taper time! My wonderful and amazing friend Monica flew out from California to run my last long run with me. (Now that’s a GREAT friend, right!?) I had 20 miles on my training plan (well, technically, 3:00) and we thought it would be fun to do a race together, so we ran the Duxbury Half Marathon + some miles before the start. Rise ‘n’ shine, it’s running time! Monica and I were already running on the…

I did it! I survived the “Hat Trick!” On Sunday morning, I woke up a little tired and sore, but, overall, I felt pretty good, and I was ready to run 13.1 miles. Once again, it was chilly before the race, so a bunch of us waited until the very last minute to check our bags. A few of us actually waited so long, we cut it pretty close to the race start. I was…

Hi, friends! Happy Friday! I have all sorts of running stuff to share with you this morning. Are you ready? First things first: I’m running the Falmouth Road Race (aka “my favorite road race ever”) this coming Sunday! Woohoo! A huge THANK YOU to ESPN Boston for hooking me up with a bib! The Falmouth Road Race doesn’t have race day bib pick-up, so my friend Jess and I drove down to Falmouth after CrossFit…

Hey, friends! I have a fun treadmill workout for you! I’ll tell ya all about it right after I recap breakfast. Breakfast I went back to my beloved French Toast Breakfast Scramble this morning, but I switched it up a little by using a small banana, liquid egg whites, and a bunch of fresh blueberries, which got all soft and juicy while they cooked. I also added a couple of scoops of peanut butter to…

Hooray! I did it! I got the PR I wanted so badly! The Run to Remember Half Marathon started at 7:00 this year (thank goodness since last year’s heat kicked my butt), so I picked up Elizabeth at 6:15 to drive to the race together. (She ran the 5-miler, which started 15 minutes after the half kicked off.) Clearly, it was an early morning since I couldn’t even keep my eyes open for a pre-race…

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