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  • Thunder Road Half Marathon Race Recap {PR + Sub-1:45}


    It's a happy Saturday over here. I ran my first half marathon in four years this morning and not only PR'd but went sub-1:45 with a finishing time of 1:44:25. It was a seven and a half minute PR from my last half marathon in 2010 where I ran the same race I did today, [...]

  • Recent Eats: Half Marathon Hunger


    My half marathon training plan is officially kicking my ass a little! I'm on week 6 of 11 and this is the halfway rest week in my training plan. After five weeks of increasing intensity, I finally get to take a step back. No speed work or long runs this week. Just lots of easy [...]

  • Puppies & Pizza


    It's after midnight. I tried to go to bed but it's 77 degrees in my house, the air conditioner sounds like a freight train and I can't sleep. So hello! Clearly, when the AC guy told me the motor could "go any day now" he wasn't kidding. ;) I'll have to take care of this ASAP [...]

  • We Are Complete


    Last year at this very moment I was teaching my Sunday morning hot yoga class on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. I remember trying to prepare for the class the night before and ending up in tears because nothing that I could do or say would be enough to honor and remember those who lost [...]

  • I’m At The Beach


    I'm at the beach! It feels so good to see the water. I haven't been to a beach since late last summer and I think that may be a record for me...far too long! I'm in Hilton Head, South Carolina but not for a relaxing weekend of lounging beachside with drink in hand. Quite the [...]

  • Spring Fever


    The official first day of Spring may not be for a few more days but it's arrived in full force here in Charlotte. It's been a beautiful week and everyone is out enjoying the perfect weather and sunshine. There's something about the beginning of warmer and longer days that is so energizing. There were tons [...]