When (I really wanted to say “if” but I am staying positive and fighting that) I cross that finish line in June one things will be really clear – I am NOT alone. Hundreds and hundreds of hours on the bike, in the pool, on the sidewalk or trail, and in my basement lifting weights […]Read More You’re Not Alone
Welcome to Finding My Strong Blog’s first ever guest series. Over the course of the next 4 weeks I will be adding two guest posts from a wonderful writer who not only happens to be my best friend, but happens to be finding her own strong this year. Her journey through cancer, weight loss, and […]Read More Guest Post: Transformation Thursday and Hypothyroidism
This weekend I had the pleasure of helping promote one of my FAVORITE half marathon’s in the DC area. Drumroll please… You may recall my race recap from this race in 2013. Max and I stumbled upon it after the Marine Corps 10k as Max was bitten by the half-marathon bug. This was his first half […]Read More Race Spotlight: Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon
What a week! I missed Five for Friday this week, so I thought I would join in on Seven for Saturday instead. Here we go! 1) Vega As a #SweatPink Ambassador I had the opportunity to review Vega Sport as part of the #FueldYourBetter campaign. I was originally introduced to Vega through their Vega One […]Read More Seven for Saturday
This weekend goes down in the record books as one of my favorite races to date! For two years I have tried (unsuccessfully) to win a spot in the lottery for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in DC. On Friday, I got the call of a lifetime and was offered a sport to run as […]Read More Race Recap: Nike Women’s Half Marathon
#1 Both my mom and my mother-in-law are breast cancer survivors and 2 of my favorite people in the world! Last October I was able to run a 5k with my mother-in-law when she finished radiation to support breast cancer research and on May 10th I get to run/walk the Susan G Komen 5k with […]Read More 5 for Friday!
I’ve never been a big fan of hills…ever! As a matter of fact, I try to plan my runs to avoid them as much as possible (guilty as charged) and I stick to flat surfaces. My high school track team practiced in a particularly mountainous area of Hong Kong (the whole island is just little […]Read More Embracing Hills
There’s one thing I love more than setting and completing race goals that I set for myself…and that’s helping people I love set and achieve theirs! Last fall several of my friends signed up to run the Marine Corps 10k in support of our girl Amanda. We all live in different parts of the country, […]Read More The Joy in Training
This week has seen some of the coldest weather across the U.S. in HISTORY! -30 in the Midwest, 0 in Boston, 9 in DC? And that’s before windchill! Let’s be honest, few things deter this runner than the words “arctic blast” or “frigid” and “negative X degrees” so thank you Weather Channel (below) for inspiring […]Read More Winter Cross Training
Congratulations to Megan @twitbeatt for winning the Race Ragz giveaway! An e-mail is waiting for you in your inbox with instructions on how to make your own shirt and redeem your prize! Keep an eye out for future giveaways on the blog! Here is a quick look at the shirt I designs earlier this year:Read More Race Ragz Giveaway Winner Is….