Race Recap: Rutgers Unite Half Marathon

Disclaimer: I’m promoting the Rutgers Unite Half 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!

Who doesn’t love a course that boasts a great time? This year’s Rutgers Unite Half Marathon and 8K was like no other, and I had the awesome pleasure to interview fellow BibRave Pro: Lacey Timony about her race day experience!

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Race Recap: Hot Chocolate Run 15k Philadelphia 

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There is something exciting about race day, and there’s nothing better than sharing that excitement with friends (and family)!  This year’s Hot Chocolate run was made even more exciting by not only getting to share it with my family, but this was my first race with fellow BibRave Pros!

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Three-Part Series: Part II, Brooks Ghost Series Shoe

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Long lasting comfort, style, and performance? Look no further than the Brooks Ghost! Welcome to Part 2 of my Three-Part Series features the very best of Brooks neutral running shoes. This time we take a look into another battle-tested model that I’ve put to the test with surprising results.

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Protect those Eyes! Product Review: Shady Rays

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Disclaimer: I received a pair of Shady Rays Sunglasses 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!

If you know me, you know I struggle with sunglasses. Growing up in the 90’s it was a status symbol to wear an expensive pair of shades, along with frosted tips and pukka shell necklaces (don’t judge me). In fact, I recall getting contacts for the sole purpose of wearing sunglasses. I spent the hard-earned cash I earned over the summer on a $120 pair of shades. I can still recall the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, NJ where I picked up those prized specks. MTV had invaded the Jersey Shore, and being seen on the beach, let alone looking cool was priority number one.

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Three-Part Series: Part I, Brooks Launch Series Shoe

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If you didn’t already know, when it comes to running shoes, my trusted brand is Brooks. Welcome to Part I of my Three-Part Series where I break down my top three Brooks running shoes. In this series, we’re going to get down and dirty putting my three favorites through their paces. I’ll tell you what I like, and I’ll tell you if there is room for improvement. Before we go crazy, let’s start with a few basics. If you are new to running, this first section is for you. If you’d consider yourself a regular runner, skip to the next section.

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Race Registration: The Mushroom Cap Half Marathon!

 

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Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Mushroom Cap Half Marathon race 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!”

Sometimes you’ve got to step out of your comfort zone in order to really succeed. As the year progresses I find myself signing up for more and more half marathons, which is way out of my comfort zone. Typically I do one big race a year, the Hershey Half Marathon, but this year I’ve decided to put my reservations aside and (not to sound like a cliche shoe), just do it.

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Race Recap: Squirrelly Tail Twail Wun

 

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Before I get into all the squirrelly details about this race, can we stop for a moment and reflect on how awesome the running community is? I have some pretty awesome friends, and when they suggest I sign up for a race, I usually jump on the chance. Immediately after I sign up I usually get this “what did I just do” feeling, and along comes self-doubt and all the other little things that I tell myself in an effort to sabotage my results on race day. I know, I’m horrible, but stay with me.

LRRC Running Peeps (From the Left: Me, Jason, Becky, Paul… and I’m horrible for not remembering Becky’s friend in white)

All that being said, after “The Frozen Snot“, when my friends suggested running Squirrelly Tail, I thought a nice half marathon in the woods seemed like a good time. So I signed up and like most runners shared my excitement on Facebook. Before any self-doubt crept in, the vast array of running friends I have all chimed in with the same excitement having signed up to run as well. At that moment, I was feeling pretty good, having a nice handful of people running the event there that I know gave a much-needed boost to my confidence. Running Community Awesomeness, Check!

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