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 […]

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 […]

Product Review: Buff© UV Arm Sleeves

Disclaimer: I received a pair of Buff© UV Arm Sleeves 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! I was excited to get my pair of Buff© arm sleeves during marathon training — when we […]

Race Recap: Vermont City Marathon

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to Vermont City Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to find and write race reviews! TWENTY WEEKS of sweat and tears and complaining about the weather brought me to Burlington, Vermont to take on my […]

Six Reasons I’m Running Route 66 Marathon

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the Route 66 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! My race schedule for 2017 is officially full. Full marathon, that is. The Route 66 Marathon was one […]

Vermont City Marathon: Training Week #16

What’s a little “accountability Monday” on Friday? One of these weeks I’ll get back on scheduled (likely, during my taper). Came upon this awesome mural on the backside of Exile Brewing Company during my downtown run. Look, marathon training is not all awesomeness and easy and rainbows and butterflies. Even someone fit and focused and […]

Vermont City Marathon: Training Week #15

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to Vermont City Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to find and write race reviews! All bundled up for the Illinois half marathon, SO CLOSE to race day, and Chocolate Milk forever and ever. Amen. […]

Weekly Therapy: Loyalty and road trips and early morning alarms

the week: I purchased a lunch bag from eBags a few years ago and was sad when the interior lining started ripping away from the zipper. I finally replaced it a few weeks ago with something new, but strongly disliked its smaller interior capacity (less room for snacks!) and handles that don’t keep the back […]