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  • TomTom Spark Cardio + Music GPS Fitness Watch Review


    I have been running with the same antiquated GPS (and gigantic!) watch that I've had since I started training for my first marathon back in 2008...until about a month ago when I got a major upgrade with the TomTom Spark Cardio + Music GPS Fitness Watch! Let's start with a high level overview of all [...]

  • Dressing for the Race


    How's your week been? Mine has been really great but it's been rainy and gross in Charlotte. I am so ready to see the sun again. One or two days gray rainy days are nice but it begins to wear on me a bit after it goes on for multiple days. That said, I do [...]

  • Warm Weather Running: The Gear


    It seems not so long ago that the running community was training for Spring races through the dead of winter and dealing with cold, dark runs and streets covered in snow. Well, those days are behind us now. I went for a quick run after work today before I had to teach BodyPump and temperatures [...]

  • Cold Weather Running


    The arrival of November has brought cooler temperatures and shorter days. It was 31 degrees here in Charlotte this morning and dark by 5:30 p.m. This presents some challenges for running. Gone are the days of throwing on shorts and a tank and hitting the road. The time has arrived to break out cold weather [...]