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Newport, here I come!

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"Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Rhode RacesNewport Half Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!"
I’m IN to run the 2018 Rhode Races Newport Half Marathon! I am so excited to add another race to my 2018 calendar. So what if it’s 2 weeks before my spring goal race in New Jersey? My training plan actually calls for me to run 13 miles that weekend (technically on Sunday, but whatever!) so once again I thought, why not earn some bling?The Rhode Races Newport Half Marathon will be a good way for me to work out some kinks in my training and fueling strategies so nothing surprises me on race day and the end of April.

Not to mention, I absolutely LOVE Newport. I love it so much that I drive down from Cape Cod at least twice a year to get my haircut there. And sometimes I just drive down to head over to the huge historical mansions and imagine what it would…

#XtheOdor with Sweat X Sport!

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"Disclaimer: I received a sample of Sweat X Sport to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming aBibRave Pro (ambassador), and check outBibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!"

Alright, truth time. I sweat. A lot. Like, so much that my husband won’t give me a hug or generally come near me after I workout. Since I started running I’ve been trying to find a detergent that can handle my stinky workout clothes.

I think in total I’ve tried 4 different detergents all of which helped on the surface, but if I started to sweat again the smell came back. Luckily, I got to try a sample of Sweat X Sport Xtreme Sportswear Detergent and Xtreme Odor Eliminator as part of being a BibRave Pro. Sweat X doesn’t just mask the stinky scent, it eliminates it entirely.


According to Sweat X Sport’s website, “Sweat X deploys NANOVASIVE™ technology that exfoliates stains and infested sweat known to cause odor in uniforms and activewear.” Sweat X is safe to use in HE wa…

Sun and Fun in Palm Desert!

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"Disclaimer: I’m promoting The Palm Desert HalfMarathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!"

We all know I live in the land of snow over here in MA. The thought of going on a lovely runcation is at the forefront of my mind November through March. If you’re anything like me you want to escape the harsh winter snow and head somewhere sunny and warm (unless of course this is already the climate you live in year round...lucky).
Lucky for you Palm Desert, CA offers the perfect February half marathon and excellent spot for your next runcation! Not only does it get 300 days of sunshine a year, but the average temperature in February is 74 degrees. Say what?! Sign me up!
So you signed up, “now what?” you might ask. Well, with ta little more than 30 days until race day it’s time to start looking at all of the fun to be had in Palm Desert!
Top 10 Things To Do In Palm Des…

Finally! A 2018 Race!

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"Disclaimer: I received free entry to the New Jersey(Half) Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!"


I’m IN to run the New Jersey Half Marathon on April 29, 2018! I am so excited to head to the Jersey Shore and run along the famed Boardwalk. Over the past 3 years of running half marathons I’ve realized that I’ve made it my unofficial goal to run something in (at least) every East Coast state so I’m excited to check New Jersey off the list.


I lived in New Jersey for 7 months during 2012/2013, but never made it down to the Shore. There’s so much I’m missing! Maybe I’ll fist pump through the race?! Is that still a thing? I sure do hope so.
With a race finally on the schedule for 2018 that means training officially starts on December 25, 2017. Merry Christmas to me! I’ve decided to switch it up this year and try Hanson’s beginner Half Marathon training plan.

The Ups and Downs of the Holiday Hustle

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"Disclaimer: I received AfterShokz Trekz Titanium wireless headphones to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! All opinions are my own."


The holidays are supposed to be full of laughter and cheer and I would say 99% of the time they are. But what about when they’re not? The holiday season can be SO stressful! From finding the absolute perfect gift for everyone, to worrying about money, to decorating and wrapping all of the presents, life can get pretty stressful in December.
I’ve always turned to music to help me de-stress or podcasts to help me focus and put me in the right frame of mind to accomplish all of the things on my very long to-do list. When I’m home alone I regularly crank up the tunes and bust out my best Queen B impression (I’m basically as good as she is. I swear it.)
As soon as my husband comes home though, it’s a whole different ball gam…