Day 2: In Vermont with #CabotFit Team

Amber @ Fit, Foodie Runs: You can find more running stories and healthy recipes by clicking here.hapter Two: Hashtag #LateNightMom and I ended our first evening, closing the bar at the Marriott....more

Women-Only Races: Brilliant or Holding Women Back?

The Nike Women’s Half Marathon took place in DC. When I was considering racing halves this spring, this race made my list of “maybes” due to the timing, the location being not too far from NYC, and rumors about the course being flat and fast. Music to my ears. When I mentioned to some people that I was thinking about the race, I got mixed reactions – anything from, “Do it! So fun and a great race!” to “Wait… really? I can’t imagine you would even consider that race!” ...more
I see no issue with women-only races.  It is a great bonding experience and I support anything ...more

Day 1 #CabotFit Team: Key Bank Vermont Marathon

Amber @ Fit, Foodie RunsDay 1 of 3: Visit adventures here: ya’ll!I’m back in Baltimore after the most AMAZING trip to Vermont with the CabotFit team. Remember I told you how I couldn’t contain myself over the news? Ahhh, yes, it was everything I thought it would be plus more!I had a very long, packed weekend so I’m going to break it down day-by-day … hashtag by hashtag…...more

Friday Faves: Crazy Compression

Friday Faves: Crazy Compression Recently I received Crazy Compression socks (I received them the day before my half marathon so I did not wear them for my half). I was excited to wear them in recovery mode and wore them for two days after the half....more

Confessions of a Novice Runner #1 - Tapering

Tapering, per Runners World, "is reducing the level and intensity of workouts so you get to the starting line ready to run." According to one of my coaches, it allows the muscles to heal completely so that you will be ready to not only run the distance, but also run faster. Well, that sounds reasonable and hell, getting a break from all the miles you pack on each week is a least I think it is....more

I Ran 40 Miles Last Month, and I Still Don't Believe in Myself

I want to get in shape like crazy. I want my figure back: I want my waist back, and I want my thighs back. I want to be able to run without being in pain. I want there to be actual, strong muscles in my legs. I want to be able to wear a sleeveless dress without marveling at the girth of my arms. I am so insanely frustrated, I could cry. ...more

Workout Wednesday: Compression Socks

Workout Wednesday: Compression Socks I had a convo with my brother recently about compression socks. He asked why I wear them during races. So while I was explaining it to him, I thought I'd write a post about it......more

My First Time Placing In An Overall Category

For those of you who have been holding your breath in anticipation of my latest race reports, I apologize for my delay. Life has truly just kicked it into high gear, and I've had to let things sort of slip. But you can take a breath now, here is what happened. :)Capital 10 Miler - I could sum this up with "huge downpours, cold temps, harsh wind, flooded paths, sleet pelting face stinging" 10 Miles of insanity. And one of the hardest medals that I have fought for to receive....more

Despite My Fear, I'll Be Cheering at the Boston Marathon Finish Line

Editor's Note, 4/16/14: One suspect is in custody after two backpacks left near this year's finish line yesterday were detonated safely. This post was written before those events were reported. The marathon is on Monday. We're having the anniversary of last year’s bombing and subsequent days of confusion and unknowing and “shelter-in-place." The rehashing of all of it has been going on for weeks. I don’t know what TV and local newspapers are doing. I do know that our local NPR station, WBUR, has had nonstop talk of it, at least in the mornings. I know there are art projects and documentaries and Sports Illustrated did a photo shoot at the finish line last Saturday....more
I try not to live in fear as it is not of God.  Terrorists will not win - they will not scare us ...more