Nutrition : Training + Race Day

Over the years I have learned the importance of training with the nutrition you will use come race day. With race day nerves and adrenaline at a high a lot can go wrong if you are not well prepared. I am so pumped to have the opportunity to train with the Gatorade Endurance products (and exact flavors) that will be on the course for the NYC Marathon and the Philadelphia Marathon. With such a wide variety of flavors - there is definitely something for everyone! I am going to be testing the electrolyte powder, energy chews and gels. I am not picky when it comes to flavors, but I am really loving the lemon lime powder and the orange chews. I am happy to have one less thing to worry about com

Race Review : The Giant Race

My last long run before Berlin Marathon race week was the San Francisco Giant Race 10K. As much as I wanted to run the Half Marathon (the course looked epic), my coach would not approve...and after months of training, I didn't want to run Berlin with tired legs. The Giant Race was an incredible way to end my marathon training cycle and the 3+ minute PR gave me the confidence boost I needed going into marathon race week! On the 40 minute drive to the race I had time to mentally prepare for the 6.2 miles ahead of me. I have been training without music (who am I?!) and I have to say it's a total game changer - I am so much more mindful and focused without music, which I now see as a distract

Product Spotlight : Shady Rays

I personally love to run before the sun, but sometimes you can't beat it...especially living in sunny Miami. I always run with a visor but it doesn't always do the trick. Running in sunglasses has always been a struggle for me - either I feel them (which can get distracting) or I don't want to bring them on my running journey because they are expensive and I don't want to ruin them by getting them sweaty, dropping them, etc. I was recently given a pair of Shady Rays to put to the test and I can honestly say - it was LOVE on first wear! They are extremely lightweight, fit perfectly and are actually stylish - unlike other running sunglasses I have tried in the past that are just too sporty loo

Race + Recover