Author Archives: runswithpugs

a special halloween runfessions

Happy (almost) Halloween! We’ve got one more day before October 31, and I am so ready to say goodbye to another month in 2020. With everything going on, I’m trying to be festive and make the most of this holiday … Continue reading

the best recovery drinks for runners

This past weekend, in preparation for my long run, I picked up a chocolate milk at the grocery store. With eight miles on the schedule, I really craved the comfort of a good recovery drink, and chocolate milk always does … Continue reading

week 42 – getting the end-of-year second wind!

I don’t know what’s gotten into me, but I’m suddenly feeling fairly revitalized. It’s like with the end of the year, I’m getting a ginormous burst of energy, and I want to ride this wave all the way. Suddenly, I’m … Continue reading

the return to in-person racing

On Monday, I shared the big news! I registered for my first 5K in almost a year! Obviously, part of my time off had a lot to do with the fact that I had broken bones and was in recovery … Continue reading

week 41: back to “normalcy”. ugh.

The only benefits to returning to the real world this week were seeing the puggies and hedgehog, and getting back to running. Even though we had the best time on our trip, I missed all of those things. Badly. Sunday – … Continue reading

it’s the best damn time for best damn race

I am an Ambassador for the┬áBest Damn Race┬áseries. In exchange for my promotion and honest reivew of the events, I receive complimentary race entries and other amenities. All opinions are my own. Right now is the best damn time to … Continue reading

week 40: away we go!

After months and weeks of waiting, we finally arrived at our mountain vacation week! We planned to head to the Blue Ridge Mountains with another family and just sack out in a gorgeous cabin for a few days. There were … Continue reading

5 running goals to end 2020 strong!

I think we can all agree this year was a bit… unorthodox when it came to running, races, and life in general. For me, between the surgery and the pandemic, I lost out on months of running, but now I’m … Continue reading

week 39: hitting the 10k milestone!

It’s hard to imagine that I could be speechless every week on current events, but here we go again. I literally have nothing productive to say or add regarding anything outside my little bubble. Sunday – rest day Typically, I am … Continue reading

running in florida: dressing through the seasons

Learning how to dress for the running seasons is one of many “skills” that comes with time and experience. Everyone is so different as far as what makes them comfortable in the varying temperatures, but it’s always important to be … Continue reading

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