Race Recap: Columbus Hot Chocolate 15k/5k

On November 20, about 13,000 other runners and I braved 40 mph Columbus, OH winds for the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k.ย This was my first 15k, and aside from the weather (which is out of the race’s control, anyway), I’d say I picked a great one.ย If I had to describe the race in one sentence: “Come for […]

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Directing A Marathon: Week 1 (oh, and a recipe…)

So, most of you have seen my many posts on Instagram about I’m now directing my city’s marathon – the first annual Youngstown Marathon. I’ve definitely been off the grid with blogging, features, etc. A few of you have sent me messages to tell me that you’d like to organize a local 5k or even […]

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Cross Training, Momming, and A Day In The Life – Runner Edition

I’ve gotten a lot of comments and messages in the past few months about my running schedule. Spoiler alert: It isn’t perfect! I do try to stick to a schedule, though. My schedule changes throughout the year depending on what I am training for. Half marathons obviously merit longer runs than 10ks, etc. I also […]

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Running Shoes: Meet Melissa – @betterlongrun

You know, some of the most inspiring and transformative runners arenโ€™t elites and didnโ€™t come from crazy qualifying times in track & field. Some of us are out there fighting the good fight for what we believe in – ourselves – and that can be an uphill battle. The above proved true when I had […]

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