Today I finally rode over 100 miles. Today I got pushed up hills like a baby by my awesome and wicked strong rider dad. Today I rode in my first organized ride. Every year for the past 32 years the Reston (VA) Bike Club hosts the Reston Century and it draws 1,500 riders from all over […]Read More Race Recap: The Reston Bike Club Century
I am SO excited to share some exciting news with my blogger friends: my cycling dreams are coming true!! Two weeks ago I got a Cervelo R3 and basically cannot stop staring at it. I am in love! This is my first “real” road bike and I can’t wait to see how I grow as both […]Read More Lessons from a Newbie Cyclist
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 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!
Winter running can be a bit of the pain in the butt for me. Does anyone else out there feel that way? First, winter races (of any distance) are few and hard to come by. This makes goal-setting a little difficult for me since those races are a great source of motivation for me. Second, […]Read More Last Race of 2013 and a #RaceRagz Giveaway!
I love reading comments and e-mails from fellow runners. Really – you guys make my day! The question I am most frequently asked my family, friends, and new runners is: How do you run 13.1 miles? Plain and simple: I do not. WHAT?! I repeat…I do NOT run 13.1 miles consistently. I am a big […]Read More Run-Walk-Run