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    Pre-Race Thoughts: Hilton Head Half Marathon

    February 6, 2020

    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 up, but I’m running them for fun. For the experience. I want to push myself for a PR at Hilton Head on Saturday. I rolled right into training for this race after the New York Marathon, and while I didn’t have much of a rest before kicking off my training, I knew that this course could really be a great opportunity to push for the PR I’ve been seeking. Not my sub-2 half just yet, but I want to do this under 2:10, my current fastest half.

    The course is flat, and the weather conditions are looking ideal. High 40s to low 50s. I know I can do this. I’ve been working with my coach, Jess, since August, and she has not only given me workouts and a plan to improve my performance, but she’s also been working on my confidence and race day mindset.

    So after my last long run this past weekend, and a good mid-week workout, I’m ready to go! Follow my Instagram for updates on race day, and wish me luck!

  • 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.

  • Running one of the bridges on the Neuse River Greenway in Raleigh

    The Highs and Lows of Marathon Training

    September 23, 2019

    I've reached the point in my marathon training where I…

    I’ve reached the point in my marathon training where I wonder: 1. why do I keep signing up for marathons, and simultaneously 2. how I…

  • Running through the finish line with my youngest son who is wearing a Strong Like Mom shirt.

    Why Do I Run?

    September 14, 2019

    I started running back in 2015 after the birth of…

    I started running back in 2015 after the birth of my second child, for a couple of reasons. I wanted to live a healthier lifestyle,…

  • The boys sitting on a bench and testing their new binoculars looking over the mountainside.

    Great Smoky Mountain Race Weekend Recap

    September 9, 2019

    I'm back from a weekend race-cation where I was able…

    My recap of the Vacation Races Great Smoky Mountain 5k and Half Marathon weekend.

  • Bear with me, I want to tell you about Birdcamp

    August 29, 2019

    When it comes to Birdcamp, you probably fall into one…

    When it comes to Birdcamp, you probably fall into one of two buckets: What the heck is Birdcamp? Did you take up yet another new…