7 Tips for Running Safety


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Sadly, there has been a significant uptick in running related disappearances, injuries and murders lately.

This, unfortunately, is the world we live in, folks.

It is imperative that we are always prepared for any situation that my arise during a run.

I have a few helpful tips and tricks that you can use to protect yourself.

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…And Take Names.


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Every few months I feel like I write one of these posts…

The post where I realize I am slacking (no offense Fallon!), decide to pick myself up by the bootstraps and get my sh*t together.

Also known as this post, this post, this post and this post.

The post where I decide to start kicking a$$ and taking names.

This post is a little different though.

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Foodie Friday: The Lazy Runner Edition


Hello and happy day to you!

Today’s edition of “Foodie Friday” is going to be a little bit different.

Don’t freak out.

Instead of sharing a recipe that I like, I have a few quick and easy meal suggestions for you.

This post was inspired by a conversation I had with one of my best friends a few weeks ago.

She was complaining commenting on how she never has time to cook dinner because she is so busy working,

taking care of her family,

cleaning the house,

and of course,

working out.

And I, being the absolute laziest meal-prepper on the planet…

gave her a few suggestions that I use to make my meal prep Monday as short and sweet as possible.

I thought it would be a great idea to share those tips with you…

So here we goooooo!

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Why Do YOU Run?


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Hello and Happy day to you!

Last week I challenged you to share with me the reasons why you do this crazy thing called running.

The response that I received was overwhelmingly awesome!

It was so cool to read everyone’s reasons, because they are all so different.

Looking for some motivation?

Read the stories below and I bet one of them will light a fire under your caboose.

I know it has for me!

So let’s get to it…

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I think I can, I think I can…


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As many of you know, I just (praise the Lord!) recovered from a minor hamstring injury that forced me to pull out of Rock n’ Roll San Diego.

Boo!

But! I am back running and haven’t had any problems with my hamstring since.

WOO WHOO!

I do, however, feel as though I have lost some fitness.

Or maybe it is in my head?

Who knows.

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Bank of Marin Running Festival Half Marathon Race Review & Recap


Disclaimer: I received a free entry to run the Bank of Marin Running Festival 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!

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Hello and happy day to you!

I feel like I am writing race reviews & recaps every week now…

Which is definitely not a bad thing, by any means.

I have been running very well lately and have really enjoyed all of the races I have done.

This race was no different.

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The SPI H2O Venture Series Hydration Belt by SPIbelt Review


***Disclaimer: I received the The SPI H2O Venture Hydration Belt by SPIbelt 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!

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I have another totally awesome product to review today and share with you.

YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

If you have been in the business long enough,

(And by “business”- I mean the running business- because let’s be real here… running is totally like a second job)

You have probably heard of SPIbelt.

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Things That (As A Runner) I Can’t Stand!


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As a runner, there are certain things that really piss me off!

I am sure most people don’t understand, but maybe you (being a fellow runner) will agree with me…

1. When some moron sprints ahead and then stops in front of me in the middle of a race.

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Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon Race Review & Recap (The 2016 Edition)


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On Saturday, May 7, 2016 I was the 2:30 pacer for the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon.

This was my first assignment for Beast Pacing and what a day it was.

But, I am skipping ahead a little.

Let’s start at the beginning.

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Zensah Well Rounded Shorts Review


***Disclaimer: I received a pair of XX2i Bermuda Sunglasses 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!

Hello and Happy day to you!

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I hope you are having great weekend.

I definitely am enjoying myself and LOVED pacing at the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon today.

Fortunately for me, it gave me yet another opportunity to run in my Zensah Well Rounded shorts.

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If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably noticed that I have been running all over the place in these babies.

They are quickly becoming one of my favorite pairs of shorts.

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XX2i Bermuda Sunglasses Review


***Disclaimer: I received a pair of XX2i Bermuda Sunglasses 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!

 

When I received the opportunity to review the Bermuda Sunglasses from XX2i, I was beyond stoked.

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I have been wearing the same pair of cheap knock off sunglasses that I got at a wine tasting event for the last two years.

WHYYYYYYYYY?!?!

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2TOMs SportShield for Her Review


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Hello and Happy Monday!

 

I am back from my fantastic vacation in San Diego.

I had such a great time that I really didn’t want to come back.

 

But, alas… I had to.

 

As you can see from the picture above…

 

We are going to talk about chafing today.

 

Chafing is my arch nemesis.

 

About a month ago, I was complaining on Instagram (if you don’t you should)…that my running shirts were making me chafe on my chest.

 

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Weird, I know.

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Mestrength Electrolyte & Creatine Drink Mix Review


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Happy day to you.

I hope you are doing well.

Personally, I am extremely hydrated and feeling good.

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Ya feel me?

Disclaimer: I received a box of MESTRENGTH thanks to Bibrave’s BibRavePro ambassadorship.

You can learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro & check out BibRave.com to find and write race reviews!

Most runners know how important it is to stay hydrated and have balanced electrolytes throughout the day and (especially) during runs.

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2XU Hyoptik Thermal Compression Tights Review


Disclaimer: I received a pair of 2XU HYOPTIK Thermal Compression Tights 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!

If you have been following me for a minute, you know that I have been raving about 2XU’s Hyoptik tights for a while now (here and here).

When asked if I wanted to test out the 2XU Hyoptik Thermal Compression tights…

My answer was HECK YES!

I have a few items from 2XU that I purchased a long time ago (and am still wearing, by the way) and I love their brand.

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8 Reasons Why You Should Run the Hot Chocolate Race Series


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Happy Day to you!

I leave tomorrow for San Francisco to stay with my sister, and run the Hot Chocolate 15K race.

 

I can’t tell you how excited I am!

 

I have been wanting to run this race for a while now, so it’s great to be able to cross another race off of my bucket list.

 

 

YASSSSSSSSSSSSS!

 

This race series has so many perks, it’s nuts.

 

In celebration of my race this weekend, I thought it would be fun to recap all of the reasons why you should run this race too!

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