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    Pre-Race Thoughts: Allstate Charlotte Hot Chocolate 15k

    February 17, 2020

    Disclaimer: I’m promoting the Allstate Charlotte Hot Chocolate 5k/15k as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to find and write race reviews!

    I feel like I was just here? Just writing a my pre-race thoughts… oh right, that’s because I booked myself for a crazy Spring! Good news, is this next race is all for fun. And for chocolate.

    The hot chocolate race series falls into the ‘fun run’ category for me. When I first started running, I was all about the themed fun runs. Color run, superhero run, inflatable run, Krispy Kreme run… you name it and I was there! But one that I had never been able to fit into my schedule previously was the hot chocolate run. Either I found out about it too late or already had something booked. But I told myself this year would be different! So back in August of 2019, I was already committed to this race. When I signed up, I had the choice of the 5k or 15k and I figured, I’d waited this long, might as well go big!

    After running the Hilton Head half marathon last weekend and finally obtaining a PR in that distance, and now making my way towards the Big Sur International Marathon, well this race is just going to be an entertaining long run. I can wait for the chocolate aid stations along the course (yup, you read that right, they have sweets at various spots along the course in addition to water and Nuun), and the finisher bowl of chocolate and dippables. You also get a finisher’s jacket and chocolate theme’d medal. How cool is that?

    So after running a week of recovery runs, and a long run of 7 miles today, I’m ready for a few more miles this week leading up to my 15k on Saturday. So far the weather looks good (that pesky snowflake on the forecast disappeared), so I’m doing another fun road trip for the night with my friend Michelle.

    Once again, follow along on Instagram for expo and race day stories and updates. If you want to do one of their runs, check out their website where you can see what other cities they will be in! And go to my race discounts tab to find a discount code for your corresponding city.

  • Running towards the camera

    Pre-Race Thoughts: Hilton Head Half Marathon

    February 6, 2020

    This is it. Two days before my last 'race' for…

    This is it. Two days before my last ‘race’ for the foreseeable future. Ok, that’s a bit dramatic. I have a bunch of races coming…

  • What Comes Next? 2020 Plans

    December 31, 2019

    Hopefully that title got you singing some Hamilton in your…

    Hopefully that title got you singing some Hamilton in your head. But if not, go Spotify that soundtrack and listen to your heart’s content. Posting…

  • Crossing a frosty bridge in Umstead Park in Raleigh, NC.

    A recap of 2019

    December 18, 2019

    It's that time of year where I look back at…

    A look at 2019 and my fitness, running, and professional changes and accomplishments throughout the year.

  • A cold winter day running on the Neuse River Greenway in Raleigh, NC.

    Racing to the next goal: Hilton Head Half Marathon

    December 15, 2019

    Disclaimer: I received an entry to the Hilton Head half…

    Announcing my next race: the Hilton Head half marathon! Hoping for a PR but in the meantime, I’ve already kicked off my winter training runs.

  • All smiles and wearing my red Oiselle Volee singlet during the New York marathon.

    New York Marathon Weekend and Race Recap

    December 8, 2019

    This post has been a long time coming, and is…

    This post has been a long time coming, and is much later than I had hoped to get it out. But better late than never…