One Tough Pumpkin: I Ran The Great Pumpkin Run 5k Holding A Pumpkin The Entire Time

I am a tough pumpkin. Literally. After coming across the information for The Great Pumpkin Run I knew I had to do this one. Besides all the cool swag given to runners, it seemed like the perfect fall race. But of course, running a 5k wasn’t enough for me. I read about the Tough Pumpkin … Continue reading One Tough Pumpkin: I Ran The Great Pumpkin Run 5k Holding A Pumpkin The Entire Time

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The Last Long Run Before The Big Long Run

It’s the home stretch. My body is tired, but it still has the drive to keep going. My mind is set on finishing and there has not been a single doubt lingering that I won’t be able to meet my goal. It’s my last long run before my half marathon, 12 miles on a warm … Continue reading The Last Long Run Before The Big Long Run

Two PRs In One Week: Race Recaps And Strategies For Placing At A 5k

Aside from placing in a race, getting a PR is the ideal scenario for any runner who has a competitive bone in them. I managed to do both: place in a race for the first time ever, and set my new personal record. Then just a few days later I set yet another PR. As … Continue reading Two PRs In One Week: Race Recaps And Strategies For Placing At A 5k

Red Bank Classic 5K Review

Red Bank is a trendy town. With its quaint yet urban feel, it has been known to be a hot spot for the past few years because of its restaurant and bar scene. Day trips are perfect for strolls down Broad Street checking out the boutiques or walking down to Red Bank Reach to watch … Continue reading Red Bank Classic 5K Review

Sparta Rev It Up 10k Race Recap

This weekend was all about running, having not one, but two races planned. First up was the Rev up Up! 5k/10k located in Sparta, New Jersey. I adjusted my half marathon training plan accordingly so that I wouldn’t be missing my mileage by swapping out this week and the week before, which recommended running a … Continue reading Sparta Rev It Up 10k Race Recap

Shamrock ’N’ Run 5k Race Recap And Review

Despite the cold pre-spring chilly weather, there was a sea of green that filled the streets in Rutherford, New Jersey for the 7th annual Michael Cassidy Shamrock ’N’ Run 5k on St. Patrick’s Day. And I was among the 387 participants who came out to support a good cause, challenge ourselves as runners, and start … Continue reading Shamrock ’N’ Run 5k Race Recap And Review

Here’s What It’s Like To Run A Night Nation Run 5K

Just in time for beach season, I have been on a running streak as of late. While the now warm and sunny weather has me feeling good, being consistent with my runs and fueling my body with healthy foods has me feeling even better. I noticed that for the past three weeks I’ve really been … Continue reading Here’s What It’s Like To Run A Night Nation Run 5K