Fitness Fashion Friday Guest Post: IVIVVA Review

Ivivva review

Fitness Fashion Friday is back! Most of the time, my fitness fashion reviews are about apparel and gear for adults (and mostly adult women in that case). But today is not for "grown-ups." Today's installment of Fitness Fashion Friday is something that might appeal to any younger readers out there. It might also appeal to the moms/dads out there with young daughters who are just getting into Continue Reading

Weekly Recap: A Cutback Week & Arms/Abs!

Weekly Recap August 23

Twelve weeks until the Richmond Marathon! There are also only SIX weeks until the Twin Cities Marathon, which I know a lot of you will be running. How is YOUR training going? Are you excited? Please let me know if you are running TCM in the comments so I know to look for you! Here's how my training is least how it went last week! Monday: No running, Arms & Abs class at Continue Reading

Fits Do Fitness Class Reviews: Solidcore Arms & Abs!

solidcore review arms and abs

Last fall, I tried my first [solidcore] class. I LOVED it. Read all about it here. Since then, I have tried to take a class a week. I would love to do it more often. But it always leaves my legs pretty sore, so I found it challenging to fit it into my marathon training. Solution? [solidcore]'s Arms & Abs class! As a quick refresher... [solidcore] is a fitness studio offering classes Continue Reading

Fits Do Race Reviews: The MDRA 15k

MDRA 15k Review

Last Sunday, I ran the MDRA 15k. This race is part of the USATF racing circuit that I participate in with the Calhoun Beach Running Club. There are only two more races left in the racing circuit this season. Unfortunately I won't be participating in either of them. The first is the City of Lakes Half Marathon, which I won't be doing because we are going to Colorado. The second is the TC Continue Reading

Weekly Recap: Hot August Running

Hot August Running NUUN

Can you believe we are already in the middle of August? My goodness, summer flies by, especially when the days are filled with miles and miles of training for the Richmond Marathon! Here's how this past week worked out for training: Monday: We were still up at the cabin on our long weekend with Dustin's family. My workout was 1 mile warm-up, then 2 sets of 3 miles at tempo pace (5 minute break Continue Reading

Fitting Remarks: Crying at the Marathon


This November I will (hopefully) arrive at the starting line of my 20th marathon. Since my first attempt at the marathon ended in a DNF (did not finish), this will actually be my 21st time arriving at that starting line. Each marathon for me is an emotional experience; you'd think I'd be over it by now right? But I train for 3-4 months for each one and I put a lot of time, effort, and sweat Continue Reading

Training for the Anthem Richmond Marathon

Cabin 2015

Another week of marathon training in the books. Lots of running this week...and lots of cabin time! Monday: Easy 5 miles in the morning with a few run club friends Tuesday: Easy 5 miles in the morning with Matilda the vizsla, then the Endless Summer Trail Run at Hyland Park.  This was a 7 mile trail race (which ended up being more like 7.5 miles- trail races are always “approximate!”). I did Continue Reading