Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Urban Mudder NYC recap

Urban Mudder NYC


Brian and I took part in the inaugural Urban Mudder event this past weekend at Randall's island. For those of you that have never heard of it, Urban Mudder is put on by the same folks as Tough Mudder, except it is only 5 miles, has different obstacles, and has NO MUD. I'm a huge fan of doing obstacles, but not a huge fan of always have to do them in mud and ruining my clothes and sneakers (or getting mud in the unmentionable places...) So when I saw the mudless Urban Mudder advertised with some of the most innovative obstacles I had ever seen, I was sold.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Favorite Race Swag


I'm once again linking up to the Friday Five hosted by Cynthia of "You signed up for what" , Courtney of Eat Pray Run DC, and Mar from Mar on the run for another great topic this week, favorite race swag. Be sure to check out their blogs and the other blogs on the link up!

I've gotten some pretty awesome things at races, many of which I still use today. Here are just a few swag items that I love:



1. NYC Half Medal

NYC half medal 2014
Medal from the 2014 NYC half


It's not so much that the medal looks all that amazing, it's the fact that every time I look at it, I am reminded that I am capable of doing things I never thought were possible.The NYC half was my one and only half marathon so far. I ran it after only being a runner for 10 months, and prior to that I could barely run for a minute straight.. So, this will likely always be my favorite and most sentimental swag. Unless I run a marathon some day....

Friday, July 10, 2015

5 Fitness Trends I haven't tried.... Yet


obstacle racing. Have you tried?
I'm once again linking up to the Friday Five hosted by Cynthia of "You signed up for what" , Courtney of Eat Pray Run DC, and Mar from Mar on the run. Be sure to check out their blogs and the other blogs on the link up!



I thought I would chime in this week because I love today's fun topic " 5 fitness trends you'd never try" and I can't wait to read what the other bloggers have to say.

The word “never” is a funny thing. When I was a freshman in high school, I gave track a try. I was coming from a life of fast food and TV watching, and my very first lap around the track didn't go too well. It was a brisk day, I was slow, out of breath, and the cold air filled my chest right away, making me feel like crap. I quit after the first practice and said I would never be a runner. Fast forward to the last 3 years of my life and i've not only become a runner, but I ran the NYC half last year, something I NEVER in a million years thought I would do back then.