Saturday, December 22, 2012

2012 Highlights!

2012 is the year I got serious about running. It has definitely been my best running year yet and it has made me super excited to see what's ahead. I've seen a few other people answer these questions on their blog and think its a nice way to wrap up the year!

1. Best Race Experience: Hands down, this would be the Philadelphia MarathonIt was my first marathon, and as anyone that has run a marathon knows, there's no better feeling than crossing the finish line and knowing that you've completed something so big. I doubted myself every day leading up to this race, and was somewhat terrified of my goal to BQ. Running this race made me realize how strong I am and what I'm really capable of when I put in the time, effort, energy and heart. I was also lucky enough to have SO many friends and family members there* cheering for me before, during and after the race that made it a day I will truly never forget. (*cue tears, over 1 months later....)

2. Best Run: My last long run before the marathon. It was a 22 mile solo long run and I felt great the whole time! It was exactly the run I needed to boost my confidence and it reminded me again of why I run: pure happiness.

3. Best New Piece of Gear: Anything Oiselle! At that start of 2012, I didn't own any Oiselle and now I wear their products constantly! Rogas are definitely my favorite shorts, and there's nothing like a good pair of running shorts! I also am in love with my new Sherpa (no longer available on but there are some on!)

4. Best Piece of Running Advice You Received: Have fun! So simple, yet sometimes I put so much pressure on myself before/during races that I forget why I run. I'm not running to win (although I wouldn't mind if I did win a race sometime!), but I run because I love it. I run to enjoy myself, reach new goals, gain confidence and because it's fun! Never lose the pure joy of running!

5. Most Inspirational Runner: This is a really hard question because I'm constantly inspired by everyone on Twitter and whose blogs I read! But if I had to pick one, I would say Jen Bingham. She's on the Oiselle Team and is constantly winning races while raising her adorable daughter! I also got to meet Kara Goucher this year and she's pretty inspirational....

6. If you could sum up your year in a couple of words, but what would they be?
Confidence building, inspirational, amazing

2013 goals coming soon! Sorry for any typos, incorrect links, lack of pictures etc.- it turns out that writing a post from an iPad/iPhone isn't easy!

How was your 2012? What are your goals for 2013??

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Yurbud Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered (and retweeted!) my Yurbud Giveaway!  Because of you all, I have some new tunes to listen to while I run! You thought that the giveaway was all about you, but I got something out of it too! :) What I learned from your comments is that I apparently live under a rock. I had to look up almost every song you all mentioned on iTunes. Sad, but true! Don't judge.

Now, onto important business! The winner of this giveaway, who will receive a free pair of Women's Small Yurbuds, is:  Steph from! Congrats!

Steph, email me at by next Wednesday, December 12 to claim your prize. Happy listening! :)