ClassPass is in Baltimore/Annapolis and I’m trying it!

I've been stalking ClassPass (<-- affiliate link) for awhile and am super jealous of those who live in NYC and DC and can use it. Guess what? It launched in Baltimore TODAY! Haven't heard of ClassPass? Here are the details: Located in cities throughout the US You can workout in ANY city with ClassPass Flex (read …

Review: Fuel your better with Vega Sport

This post is sponsored by Vega Sport, but these opinions are all mine. Vega Sport is all about fueling your better with its line of products to prepare you to workout, sustain the workout, and recover. I was excited to try the Chocolate Mint protein bar because I love Thin Mints. They're made with 15g of plant-based …

Charlottesville half marathon training update

Since I wrote about my winter running essentials and have shared some workouts, are you assuming that I’m actually training for my upcoming half marathon? That’s so kind of you. I appreciate the faith that you have in me. It’s warranted. I’ve been training. I’ve been faithfully following a (slightly modified) training schedule from Hal …

5 things Friday: Baltimore crime, Australian Day, Tone It Up, half marathons, and hair clips

Baltimore has seen 10 murders in the first nine days of 2014. Sorry to kick off with such a downer, but WTF is wrong with people?? At this rate, we'll hit 400 murder this year. That is ridiculous. Are people annoyed because it's cold? January 26 is Australia Day at the National Aquarium. In good news, …

Like the Color Run? What about a Tomato Run?

Have you ever heard of the Spanish food fight, La Tomatina? Yes, people willingly have tomatoes thrown and smashed all over themselves. RSP Live (the same crew who puts on Run for your Lives, the zombie race) decided to bring the concept to Baltimore, and the first Tomato Run will combine a 3.1 mile run at Ripken …

Why you should drag yourself out of bed early on Memorial Day and run a race

I signed up for the Special Operations Memorial Day 5K put on by Boston Street Running in Canton for the typical reasons: to have a race to keep me accountable, to work on my speed work, and to try to beat my 5K time. When I woke up at 6:01 am (we'll talk about odd …

My top 10 running songs, including Eminem and Dixie Chicks

My friend, Katharine, texted me the other day and said, "Quick—favorite running songs." I named off a few and then started to think about a longer list. If you're interested and need some motivational music, here's my top 10 list: Eminem, "'Til I Collapse" - When Eminem yells at me to not give up, not give …

Mistakes from the Pittsburgh half marathon

I won’t lie—I’m disappointed in my Pittsburgh half marathon performance. Yes, I’m definitely happy that I broke two hours, but I really wanted to beat my last time and my overall race experience was poor.  Everything went well leading up to the race. Steve and I got to Pittsburgh with no issues, met up with …