Five minutes before the gun went off for the start of the Love Run Half Marathon, my Pandora account kicked me out and stopped working. I absolutely panicked. I had relied on Pandora during all of my training runs because it was more cost-effective than buying music and allowed me to switch genres and artists … More No Music? No Problem! – Unplug and Unleash Your Potential!
I didn’t truly enjoy running until I started jogging on my local trails. For me, the craziest aspect of trail running wasn’t how much I enjoyed it, but rather how long it had taken me to start doing it. After hitting a ton of trails, I can totally understand runners’ apprehension to taking their sport … More Ditch the Treadmill – Hit the Trails!
LOCATION: Baltimore, MD Race 13.1 is a half marathon series that hosts races in several locations across the US. I was lucky enough to race in my own backyard in 2016. THE COURSE Race 13.1 offers a half, 10K and 5K, each of which will take runners around the iconic Inner Harbor. While the 5K … More Race 13.1 – Baltimore, MD
LOCATION: MOHNTON, PA Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton is located in South Eastern Pennsylvania. The Raceway is home to many local events throughout the year and made for a very unique OCR site. TERRAIN This was definitely a runner’s course – the terrain was flat and incredibly fast. The bulk of the race took place … More Rugged Maniac – Mohnton, PA
LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA The Love Run Half is a newer race that has taken place in the City of Brotherly Love for the past 4 years during the Spring. THE COURSE Athletes start and end at the Art Museum at Eakins Oval, home of the famous “Rocky Steps.” Runners can expect 3-4 miles through the … More Philadelphia Love Run Half Marathon
LOCATION: PALMERTON, PA Palmerton, PA is on the Eastern side of the state. It’s a beautifully hilly area in the heart of the coal region. The actual race takes place at Blue Mountain Ski Resort. TERRAIN I completed the Palmerton Spartan Race in 2016 as well as 2017. While the course itself changed a little … More Spartan Race – Palmerton
Runners tend to dread the track because of its monotony, but it truly is one of the best places to work on speed. REASONS TO LOVE THE TRACK The track is unmysterious and flat – your body knows what to expect, allowing you to really focus and work solely on form and speed. The distance … More Track Workout – Speed!
This is one of my absolute favorite go-to workouts! WHY THE ELLIPTICAL? The elliptical is a machine that is present in just about every standard gym – making accessibility very easy! Ellipticals also remove a lot of the pressure on joints during movement, providing a much needed rest from the constant wear and tear of … More Elliptical HIIT Workout