Directing A Marathon: Week 1 (oh, and a recipe…)

Directing A Marathon: Week 1 (oh, and a recipe…)

So, most of you have seen my many posts on Instagram about I'm now directing my city's marathon - the first annual Youngstown Marathon. I've definitely been off the grid with blogging, features, etc. A few of you have sent me messages to tell me that you'd like to organize a local 5k or even [...]

Running Shoes: Meet Melissa – @betterlongrun

Running Shoes: Meet Melissa – @betterlongrun

You know, some of the most inspiring and transformative runners aren’t elites and didn’t come from crazy qualifying times in track & field. Some of us are out there fighting the good fight for what we believe in - ourselves - and that can be an uphill battle. The above proved true when I had [...]

Running Shoes: Meet Jennifer, The Creative Mind Behind RaceBibResale.com

Running Shoes: Meet Jennifer, The Creative Mind Behind RaceBibResale.com

A scenario no runner wants to think about, but has likely been in before: It’s race week. You’ve trained hard. You’re ready. You may even have your bag packed with gels and compression socks. And then...BOOM. Runny nose, fever, aches - you can’t make it. You’re out the entry fee. You’re sad. Runners have long [...]

Running Shoes: An Extra Mile with @hiphoprun Founders Freddie & Denise

A few moons ago, I was lucky enough to interview and become friends with the founders of the Bay Area's Hip Hop Run - Freddie & Denise (@hiphoprun). My first interview with them displays characteristics that I just knew would make their race a success: commitment to helping others, excitement to bring the community together, and [...]

Two Year Runversary: My Very First, Very Slow First Mile Ever

Two Year Runversary: My Very First, Very Slow First Mile Ever

August 24, 2014. I just purchased the cheapest jogging stroller I could find. I was wearing 26 dollar Nike "running shoes" from the Footlocker clearance rack. I also wore a sports bra that was too tight, a shirt that wasn't made for working out, and I didn't bring any water because it was "just a [...]