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 a blast! I would love to relive that 24 hours! Three Words that Describe My Running Fun, social, and sporadic….

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 5K There aren’t many “long distance” running WODs at our box, so I was all about this one and just…

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, right, Sarah was being chased by a banana. Once Sarah finished her leg, Van 1 was completely finished with their…

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 for my second leg (6.51 miles), so I climbed out of the van, found my duffle bag, and dressed myself…

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 seen in the photo below) and then I was off and running. My first leg was 3.79 miles. I actually…

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 woke up bright and early to eat breakfast at the Inn before the race started. Breakfast was a buffet with…

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, Massachusetts for a tour. The first part of our tour started in the New Balance factory. Safety first! Fun fact:…

Just a quick post to say hello and show you some of our last-minute preparations for Reach the Beach: Buying snacks. Fueling up with lunch (provided by New Balance). And decorating our vans! So fun! We start running first thing tomorrow morning. Wish us luck! P.S. Be sure to follow our adventures on Twitter at #TeamOffBalance and @RTBoffbalance!

Good morning! Monica and Theodora both arrived safe and sound here in Boston. I picked up Theodora from South Station last night and Monica from the airport this morning. Once we were all together at my house, we spent the morning catching up and going over some last-minute preparation for Reach the Beach. Last-minute preparations: Buy snacks from Trader Joe’s Buy bug spray Wash & dry pug fur-covered blankets Pack hand sanitizer Pack extra TP…

Ahhhhhh! Reach the Beach is in just four days!! I am pumped for it! 200 miles in 24 hours? Bring it on! Be sure to follow our team’s adventures on Twitter with the hashtag #teamoffbalance. Our Twitter handle is @RTBoffbalance. (We’re really excited, so we’ve already started tweeting!) As you can imagine, packing for this kind of race isn’t an easy task, especially since you need to be prepared to run multiple times in all…

Good morning, friends! Happy Thursday to you! I hope your day is off to a better start than Murphy‘s! I guess he wasn’t feelin’ it this morning. Poor little pug. His life is so hard. Breakfast This morning’s breakfast was “Oatmeal” Minus the Oats and a glass of iced coffee with almond milk. You’d think I’d get sick of this breakfast by now, but I haven’t for some reason. It might have something to do…

Murphy, what is it?! Let me tell ya, I received a sweeeeeet package from my friends at New Balance this morning. Oooh, yes, I did. Since New Balance is sponsoring our all-blogger team, Team “Off Balance,” for the upcoming Massachusetts Reach the Beach relay, they wanted to help us with our training by sending us some brand new running gear. And”¦ wow. They totally hooked us up! It was pretty much like Christmas morning here!…

A Saturday morning run with friends followed brunch? Sign me up! This morning, I joined The Most Informal Running Club Ever (TMIRCE) for a lovely 4-mile run by the Charles River. Some of the folks from Reach the Beach Relay planned to attend, so they invited our RTB team to join the group for a run. Here I am with 1/3 of our relay team: Bridget, Elizabeth, and Patricia from Team “Off Balance”! TMIRCE meets weekly for Saturday…

Good morning! Happy Monday! I have some exciting news to share with you guys. In May, I’ll be participating in Reach the Beach, an overnight 24-hour running relay! Woohoo! Remember when I did the Cape Relay last spring? Well, from what I’ve heard, Reach the Beach is bigger and better! The best part about this relay, however, is that I’m doing it with a fabulous lady blogger team! Check out this all-star cast: Anne of…

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