My First 50k: All the Nitty, Gritty Details

my first 50k gear

It’s been a little over a week week since I crossed the finish line of my very first 50k. Running 34 miles with a crap ton of elevation gain means a lot of time spent out on the trail…which requires the right gear! Going into this race, I honestly had no idea on what to […]

Indian Creek Fifties Race Report: My First 50k

indian creek finisher

I’m still a little wobbly. My muscles don’t work quite right and my ankles are still a bit swollen. Each morning post-race I’ve woken up and honestly forgotten that I had run for 11 hours straight on Saturday. My body doesn’t hesitate to remind me as soon as I take that first step out of […]

Favorite Finds: Sierra Trading Post


I’ve had a love affair with Sierra Trading Post ever since I nabbed my favorite winter cap off their site last January. Not only are the deals killer to begin with, but they send out a TON of coupons through email and Twitter. So, I can usually snag something for a bazillion dollars off retail […]

5 Things I’ve Realized While Training For An Ultra


Training for my first 50k has been interesting. Seeing as I’m literally just flying by the seat of my pants, it’s been a real learning experience. I’ve asked experienced ultra runners a bazillion-and-one questions, been seeing a sports massage therapist to keep my body in check, and training smart as to finish this with a […]

A Picture Perfect Fall Weekend { + Training }


Thanks for all of the supportive comments on my last post! I’m super pumped and am glad I can share this goal with you guys. As far as training last week, I was on point: Monday: CrossFit Tues: OFF Weds: Yoga Thurs: 3 miles Fri: 4 miles Sat: 4.5 miles Sun: 12 miles Total mileage: […]

I’ve been keeping a secret…


About a month ago, I texted Heidi to see what her plans were for the weekend. The conversation went a little something like this: H: “I’m volunteering for an ultra and camping! Wanna come?” Me: “Only if I can borrow a warm sleeping bag.” Simple as that. I was in. Next thing I knew we […]

Call The Wambulance — My Quads are Fried!


I’m currently sitting on my couch drinking Kombucha [which, btw, is fermented tea. Which I was told was another word for rotting. I love rotten tea.] I have no desire to do anything except stare at a computer screen, take a bath and drink my rotten, vinegar drink. PS — Kombucha is actually really delicious. […]

Reach The Beach Relay: Part II


When we last spoke, I was about to tell you about my 3am, 8.5-mile leg. To preface this, let me first tell you that I literally wanted to CRY before this leg. Not kidding. I was rolled up in my sleeping bag thinking horrible thoughts about the race director who decided 8.5 miles in the […]

Reach The Beach Relay Recap: Day 1


Let’s get to this race recap, shall we? To give you a quick run down, here’s the awesome bloggers that I spent the weekend with: Van 1: Theodora of Preppy Runner Melissa of Fitness NYC Jess of Race Pace Jess Gia of Run, Gia, Run Carrie <– a friend of Gia’s! Christine of Love, Life […]

Where have I been? NEW ENGLAND!


Hi guys!  I’ve spent the last few days adventuring around New England  — not showering, sleeping outside/living out of a van + running. Why, you ask? I was participating in Reach the Beach! When New Balance contacted me and asked if I wanted to join their team of 12 bloggers for the Reach the Beach […]