The 15-minute mile

Something very silly occurred to me the other day, as I was thinking about how I don't make enough time in my day for exercise. My problem is that I have been looking at my schedule for a large block of time, but the truth is I don't need that. I just need 15 minutes....more

What Do You Eat Before You Run?

I get asked constantly what to eat just before a run. This is actually a very difficult question to answer because everyone is so different. I know people who prefer to run on an empty stomach, and those who like to eat minutes before a run. If you're an eater, the general recommendation is to eat something high in carbohydrates and moderate in fat, protein and fiber about 1-1.5 hrs before a run. The reason behind this is to provide your body with carbohydrates for energy and to avoid foods that may cause gastrointestinal distress. ...more
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Babysitting My Brain on the Long Run

I’ve been running regularly for years and truly believe the long run is far more difficult for my mind than my body.  For a run of more than three miles, the music playlist just didn’t cut it....more

All the Feels for the Boston Marathon

 Hello!Happy day to you.I flew out of bed today at 6 am, made some coffee, and got ready for an exciting morning....more

8 Running Tips For Beginners

My goal for this blog is to inspire others to live a healthier lifestyle.Some of you may be bored to death of my marathon training updates but I hope that I've maybe inspired just one other person to start running.Starting to run is very challenging. It takes a ton of patience, time and dedication but is one of the most rewarding things ever....more

Post Work Out Protein Snacks

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Workout Wednesday: Running Playlist

So obviously I talk about running a good bit, but people often ask me what I listen to when I’m running. I need music that is going to keep me going for a good bit and get my mind off of what I’m actually doing. So I created a playlist on Spotify (Spotify is not paying me to write this post) for my last half marathon and really loved the songs. So what do I listen to?Shakira – Hips Don’t LieShakira – Whenever, Wherever To get the rest of the list, visit: Xo,J...more

ZOOMA Women's Running Series-Annapolis

Amber @ Fit, Foodie RunsCome visit this mama for healthy recipes and inspirational running stories! are so may awesome rewards and benefits about being an Ambassador for races but let me just say not all Ambassador partnerships rock. Some races just throw out a name and give the ambassador an entry and that’s the end of story… but some programs are beyond amazing. Some including ZOOMA Women’s Series....more

Workout Wednesday: Running Reflection

Workout Wednesday: Running Reflection Almost a year ago...on June 3, 2013 I decided to start training for a 15K. If you've read any of  my posts on running, you know that I had never run before this date. I actually hated running, made fun of it and said I had no interest in it....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