Accountability Monday: SO EXCITE!

ULTRA UPDATES: One week away from my official kickoff for Ultra training! WHAT’S FUN: I’m really excited about my weekend road trip to Chicago this weekend — it’s been a couple years since we’ve been, and the city holds a special place for us. That’s where I officially gave my now-husband my number on St. […]

Product Review: Orange Mud Phone.Flask.Vest.

Disclaimer: I received a Phone.Flask.Vest from Orange Mud 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! Heck. Yes. I have wanted to test an Orange Mud vest since I became a BibRave Pro, and I […]

Accountability Monday: Building Consistency + Trail Fun

Since coming back from my post-marathon recovery period, I’ve been getting back to a regular workout schedule — particularly with my running consistency. Without getting too far ahead of myself, when I start my Ultra training program in a couple weeks, my plan calls for 4-5 runs per week. Once I got into the rhythm […]

My Race Calendar for 2nd Half of 2017 + Mid-Year Check-in

Today seemed like the perfect day to reflect a bit on the first half of the year (thanks, Holiday PTO!). I’ve got my tracking spreadsheet updated from January-June, and my training plan set for my first Ultra race (more on that in another post). Here’s what I’ve accomplished so far: I participated in my first […]

Product Review [Giveaway Closed]: SmellWell odor-absorbing pouches

Disclaimer: I received a pair of SmellWell pouches 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! You may have noticed my presence on social media is melliesmel. That nickname is a result of a prior […]

Weekly Therapy: Thoughts after marathon training

the week: Oh, heyyyy! It’s been a few weeks. I finally started introducing runs into my workouts this week, and also getting back into the swing of blogging since my marathon. I also had a wonderful trip back “home” over last weekend to celebrate with family our recent marriage. weekend: We’ve got a formal event […]

Weekly Therapy: Fuzzy Lemonades and PTO

the week: Almost done with my second full week of NO RUNNING. And I’m doing a whole lot of… well, nothing else. Though I spent the last two days volunteering at the Principal Charity Classic Pro-Am Tournament, so lots of walking and lifting golf bags and sunshine. I’ll definitely go back next year to volunteer […]