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Big News: I'm going to England with Team inov-8

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I've been sitting on some big news for a little while... and now it's time to spill the beans. I won a competition/giveaway with inov-8 and will be joining 6 other runners from across the globe to form "Team Get a Grip". We will be going on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the Lake District in Keswick, England.


Casual Fun. Serious Shades. My XX2i Bahamas1 Review

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Disclaimer: I received a pair of XX2i Bahamas1 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 we run, we look for high-quality and function. But what about when we're not running? We look for style, comfort, quality and all around fun! And it's great when we can rely on one company to have all the above... no matter what the occasion.

Miles and Mountains: North Olympic Discovery Half Marathon Race Review

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Disclaimer: I received a free entry into the North Olympic Discovery Half Marathon 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 had an amazing race-cation traveling to Seattle then Port Angeles for the North Olympic Discovery Half Marathon. While I may not have had my best race, Jason sure did! But I'd still recommend this event! First, let me start with our running tour of Seattle.

Weekend Warrior Status

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Now that my stomach issues are on the mend, my tendonitis at bay (for now), and a few big challenges looming closer...I've been doubling down on training!


Planning My Next Rock n Roll Las Vegas Adventure

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Disclaimer: I received a free entry into the Rock n Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon 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'm signed up for the Rock n Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon on November 12th!! This will be my third year returning for this race. But it's going to be an EPIC Adventure this year, that will blow all the other years out of the water.


I'm Going to be a CycleBar Instructor!

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I've auditioned to be an instructor at my local CycleBar studio and drumroll please... I got the gig!


I will be training soon to be a CycleStar at the CycleBar Raintree Ranch location in Chandler. I'm so excited!  So why did I want to be a CycleBar instructor and why this studio?

North Olympic Discovery Marathon Training Update

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Disclaimer: I received a free entry into the North Olympic Discovery Marathon 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'm not throwing in the towel, but I am making some changes to my goals for the upcoming North Olympic Discovery Marathon on June 4th.

La Jolla Half Marathon Race Review

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Disclaimer: I received a free entry into the La Jolla Half Marathon 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 spent my birthday weekend running the La Jolla Half Marathon in San Diego, California. There are many reasons why I LOVED this race and why I recommend you add it to your bucket list.

La Jolla Half Marathon Training Recap

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Disclaimer: I received a free entry into the La Jolla Half Marathon 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! Next weekend I'll be embarking on an awesome race-cation with friends to the La Jolla Half Marathon! I'm super excited for this trip (you can read more about the upcoming adventure HERE), but lately I've hit a serious training snag.


A Hidden Gem in Arizona: My Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon Review

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The Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, and 5k is a true hidden gem in Oro Valley, Arizona! This was my first time running the event, and I had an absolute blast. Read on to find out why as I share the details about my awesome race weekend.

Fueling Better with Luvo Breakfast Meals

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Disclaimer: I received a few Luvo Meals 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!

The hardest part of training, for me, is always my diet! Breakfast becomes my biggest meal, but is usually whatever I can grab that's convenient so I can quickly get my workout in and jet off to work. You may remember my previous review of the Luvo Meals HERE. This time around I was excited to give their breakfast meals a try! 

Harder Training, Better Recovery: My Oofos Sandal Review

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Disclaimer: I received a pair of Men's Original Project Pink Sandal 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!

For me, recovery is just as important during training as the training itself! The harder I train, the more mindful I am to get some quality recovery in between. And for the past two years, I've had a pair of OOFOS Sandals on standby for those recovery periods.


Training for the La Jolla Half Marathon

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I'm ramping up my training for my next race-cation at the La Jolla Half Marathon in San Diego. I'm super excited for it and sharing all about my training for this race, and why the race has been on my bucket list!

Arizona Spartan Super Race Recap

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The Arizona Spartan Race-Super was my first ever Spartan Race. I chose the Super distance because... go big or go home, right? Whether your thinking of doing your own first Spartan Race, or just considering participating in the Arizona Spartan to complete your trifecta--here's my full Race Recap!

Training For My First Spartan

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I. AM. A. SPARTAN! 
It's what we yell at the Spartan Race start line before heading out on a course full of obstacles to test your endurance and strength. But I put a lot of work into my Spartan Training. I'm by no means an OCR expert athlete, but from one amateur to another, I'm sharing my OCR Training Story to help make your Spartan Adventure more fun.


Hands-Free Fun With My Pup On The Run: Stunt Puppy Leash Review

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Disclaimer: I received a hands-free dog leash from Stunt Puppy 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!


Running with your dog can be a pain if you don't have the patience.. and the right gear! I was excited to give the Stunt Puppy hands-free "stunt runner" leash, as was my four-legged running partner Janie!

The Beautiful Beast: My Sedona Marathon Race Recap

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Disclaimer: I received a free entry into the Sedona Marathon 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!


The Sedona Full Marathon. One of the most scenic road races I've ever done. Also one of the toughest road races I've ever done. Read on for the full Sedona Marathon 26.2 Race Review and why I call it the "Beautiful Beast"!

Living LEGEND-ARY: My LEGEND Compression Review

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Disclaimer: I received a pair of LEGEND Compression Leg 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'm determined to make 2017 not only my come-back year, but a year of training harder and stronger than ever before. My goal: to live LEGEND-... wait for it... -DARY! So it seems only fitting that I'd check out the compression sleeves from LEGEND compression

Light It Up With Knuckle Lights!

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Disclaimer: I received a pair of rechargeable Knuckle Lights 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!


Morning and nighttime runs in the winter, means a lot of running at night. Toss in early workouts with November Project Phoenix and I'm working out in the dark more than daylight these days! So I was excited to give the Knuckle Lights a try.

More Miles. Better Recovery. My Epsoak Sport Epsom Salts Review

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Disclaimer: I received a canister of Epsoak SPORT Epsom Salts  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've always been a believer of Epsom Salts when it comes to recovering from running aches and pains. The longer my miles, the more I want a good soak. So I was excited to try the epsom salts from Epsoak SPORT. I've been increasing my miles in preparation for the Sedona Marathon, so I've put these salts to the full marathon-training test!