I wanted to accomplish 30 things in my 30th year. Here’s how that’s going.

Way back when 2014 was in its infancy, I shared 30 things that I wanted to accomplish in my 30th year. Since we're into August, I thought this would be a good time to take stock in that list. Here we go ... CAREER Pick up 1-2 new freelance opportunities [I'm occasionally writing for I Hate …

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, …

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 …