posts from category: Running

The Social Runner Chick: It’s all about the Donuts

Have you noticed all the races the non-traditional, novelty races that are popping up?  Let’s see – there’s The Color Run, The Hot Chocolate 15/5K, The Zombie Run, The Bad Prom, The Glow Run, Heroes vs. Villians…you get the idea.  … Keep Reading…

The Suckiness of IT Band Syndrome

Post half marathon, aside from motivation issues due to the cold weather, I’ve been plagued with IT band issues.  For those not in the know, the iliotibial (IT) band is the ligament that runs along the outer thigh from the … Keep Reading…

Not quite one and done

After six weeks of mostly solid training post-strained-hamstring recovery and I successfully completed my first half marathon.  My main goal was to finish in under 2:00 and I DID IT!!!  My stretch goal was to run under 1:45.  With my … Keep Reading…

T-Minus Two Days

It’s very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit. ~ Dr. George … Keep Reading…

A Different Kind of Debut

Well, it’s offiicial.  This former half-miler who never ran over a six-mile long run in college or an eight-miler post-collegiately is running a half-marathon.  The Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Half to be exact.  Can you believe it?  Neither can I.  … Keep Reading…

Look What I Got for Christmas…

The watchband on my Timex broke at the end of October.  Unfortunately, it’s one of those watchbands that require you to send it back to the manufacturer for repair.  I had to do that with my Nike watch and they  … Keep Reading…

What not to do on a treadmill

I tend to do a lot of runs on the treadmill since I have two kids who aren’t old enough to babysit themselves and I have to squeeze in workouts whenever I can.  I’m the kind of runner that doesn’t … Keep Reading…

Fearless Friday featuring Olympian Carrie Tollefson

(Photo by Anthony Quintano)A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of interviewing 2004 Olympian (and Villanova Alum) Carrie Tollefson.  Unfortunately Carrie started Villanova the fall following my last semester, so we were never teammates.  And that stinks because she’s … Keep Reading…

Words to Inspire

I have a motto about blogging, if you don’t have something interesting to say – Don’t.  So I haven’t.  But today I was in need of a little bit of inspiration or maybe motivation and happened upon these quotes I … Keep Reading…

Fearless Friday–On Running Like a Girl

I know you’ve seen them.  Those sassy shirts that say something like, “Some Girls Chase Boys.  I Pass ‘Em.”  While I was training and competing, one of the coolest feelings was knowing I could run faster than a heck of … Keep Reading…