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You Signed Up For What?! - Running Long Distances Blog
Running long distances and training for triathlons while juggling working, traveling, and being a working mom of three little kids.
7 Tips To Succeed With Morning Workouts
2019-12-06 17:17
Do you have dreams of crushing a morning workout, but you’re just too tired to get out of bed? Yeah, me too. I used to be a solid morning worker-outer, and I really loved the feeling… Read More
Thankful. Giving.
2019-11-27 14:57
Today, I’m thankful. Yes, it’s that time of year – tomorrow is Thanksgiving after all. We know it because our inboxes are flooded with emails that say things like “Bl… Read More
It’s Fall Running Season!
2019-10-03 15:14
Apparently we’re finally going to get some fall weather in the DC area. It’s been an endless summer, but I’m looking forward to fall – and most especially: fall runni… Read More
2018-08-08 22:06
Everything is a phase. Yesterday I was asked to give a new mom some advice, and this is what I say at those moments. Everything is a phase. It helps me realize that no hard time l… Read More
11 Tips For Running In The Cold
2018-01-11 14:16
Running in the cold: with the right layering system and a few precautions, it’s totally doable. And wow, it’s been cold lately! In the past, we’ve had polar vorte… Read More
2018-01-04 13:41
The new year always offers the feeling of a fresh start, a fresh perspective. A blank canvas upon which to write a new chapter of your story. I’ve been reflecting on what I want my 20… Read More
Mizuno Wave Rider 21 Review
2017-12-11 06:53
If you’ve read my blog before, you’ll have noticed that I love trying new running shoes. I vary my shoes depending on what I’m training for, or the workout of the day… Read More
The Great Bikeshare Race DC
2017-11-17 17:14
If you’re in the DC area, you’ve most likely encountered a bikeshare bike in the city. And you’ve also likely encountered the Washington Post Express newspaper. It’s… Read More
Biking On The Queen K In Kona
2017-10-31 13:11
My trip to Kona wasn’t entirely all work and no play! Fortunately, I got a chance to explore before we started our busy work days. I wanted to experience some of the famous IRONMAN Wor… Read More
6 Single Mom Workout Tips
2017-09-28 13:19
Being a mom makes it hard to do things for yourself. But being a single mom makes a lot of things even more challenging. Simple things like running out to the store, taking the dog… Read More
Wrapping Up The Triathlon Season
2017-09-19 12:41
So, my friends… all’s been quiet here for a while. But you know me, that doesn’t mean that nothing’s been going on! In fact, quite the opposite. After IRONMAN Lake P… Read More
Fueling Adventures With SToK™ Coffee
2017-09-04 14:48
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser SToK™. All opinions are mine alone. #SToKCoffee #Cbias Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to get out… Read More
7 Tips For Summer Running
2017-08-25 13:30
Summer running – do you love it or hate it? Living in the DC area, we have heat, and we have humidity. To add to those elements, I’m trying to do as much running in hil… Read More
Ironman Lake Placid Pre-Race Recap
2017-08-15 11:43
Well, I did it – I am an IRONMAN! It was an incredible experience at Ironman Lake Placid – not just the race itself, but the whole entire week. There’s too much to pack int… Read More
Countdown To The Big Race
2017-07-10 12:19
Um, well… wow. It’s been a bit quiet here lately. I’ve never had a hiatus like this from blogging, and I suppose it’s indicative of the way things have been lately… Read More
Bike… Run… Cough!
2017-06-20 11:30
To be sick and be training for a big race is not fun… Not fun at all. It doesn’t matter what the race is – the stress and decisions are the same. Do I do my planned run ev… Read More
Mizuno Wave Sky Running Shoe Review
2017-06-13 12:27
I love new running shoes, it’s like an addiction. A healthy addiction, though, right? Once I find something I like, I try to stick with that running shoe for long runs, but… Read More
10 Tips For Running With A Stroller
2017-05-05 13:03
This past weekend, I pumped up the tires of my trusty running stroller, packed snacks for my five year old, and told him we were going for a run. It had been over a year since I ha… Read More
Jet Lag, Be Gone
2017-04-19 10:15
The good thing about international travel is that when it’s over, you have an excuse for sleeping a lot. In my case, the problem with sleeping a lot was that life didn’t&nbs&hell…Read More
From Russia, With Love
2017-04-07 15:42
I’m writing this from Russia, with love. Kinda. More like with haste, fatigue, and a frazzled brain. It’s been an intense, whirlwind week in Russia on my business trip, and it&rs&hell…Read More
Tips For Staying Fit In Your 40s
2017-03-31 10:15
Staying fit in your 40s is just a tad bit harder than when we were younger, am I right? While I’m off on my international business trip, check out these Tips for Staying Fit in Your 40… Read More
Lessons Learned From A Year Of PRs
2017-03-29 10:15
Hey everyone! I’m traveling out of the country this week, so I’ve lined up some great friends to guest post. Check out their posts, leave a comment, and visit their blogs to foll… Read More
Reebok Harmony Road Running Shoe Review
2017-03-24 10:15
This post is sponsored by Reebok, but my love for distance running and all opinions are my own. I received the product mentioned in this post for free from Reebok. This post also contai… Read More
Day In The Life Of A Multisport Mom
2017-03-20 13:30
I started this blog almost exactly 4 years ago. I had signed up for my very first triathlon, and wanted to document the journey of training with three kids and a busy full time job. Now,&nbs&hell…Read More
Turning Training Peaks Green
2017-03-17 10:00
If you haven’t used Training Peaks, let me tell you something about this workout online tracking tool. You like your workouts to turn GREEN. If you have a coach who use… Read More
13.1 Half Marathon Race Day Tips
2017-03-08 11:00
We’re embarking on my favorite time of year – race season is starting! This weekend is my first race of the year and one of my favorite half marathons –  the Rock… Read More
Morning Workouts Thwarted By Life
2017-03-03 12:14
First, let me preface this by saying that morning workouts are my go-to. They’re my get-it-done. They’re my lifeline. I need them. I rely on them. People often ask how I “f… Read More
Sunny Florida Running Days
2017-02-27 11:10
Ah… a little Vitamin D is just what I needed. A week ago, I scored a few days out of town in sunny Florida, and it was a great recharge. I had no way to predict that I&rsquo&hell…Read More
Zooma Discount Code And Other News!
2017-02-17 15:31
I’ve always been a fan of ZOOMA races – I’ve done the Annapolis race for years and am a proud Ambassador for the series. I’ll be there again this June 3, 2017 –… Read More
Too Cold To Bike Outside? Nope.
2017-02-15 13:45
Ah, the plan to post a consistent weekly training recap is coming crashing down on me. I’m a little behind here. I don’t want to get bogged down in a really long post with tons o… Read More
7 Tips For New Triathletes
2017-02-06 14:41
It wasn’t too long ago that I was basically freaking out, having pushing the “Register” button on my first triathlon. I scoured the internet looking for tips for new triath… Read More
Training Is Better With Friends
2017-02-01 14:14
Another week down and I’m on fire with my weekly training recaps. However… these are just about all that’s up on the blog lately. But given how hectic January has bee… Read More
Bike, Run… Rock Climb!
2017-01-25 14:47
Yep, it’s time for my weekly recap on last week’s triathlon training and running. But first, let’s take a moment to jump up and down with excitement. Oh wait, it&rsquo&hell…Read More
One Week Up, One Week Down
2017-01-18 12:38
Happy random week in January! Seriously, my days are blurring together and my weeks are flying by. It’s Inauguration week here in DC and the city is getting crazy. Barricades going up… Read More
A Girl Has Goals, Ya Know.
2017-01-12 12:20
It’s been a little quiet around here, which just means that it’s been busy. But I want to keep up with my training recaps as I document training for my first full Ironman. I… Read More
7 Ways To Pay It Forward In 2017
2017-01-03 12:08
It’s the new year and that can often mean it’s time for a fresh start or to pump fresh energy into our lives. A chance to make improvements to our bodies, our minds, our lif… Read More
This Was My 2016
2016-12-30 12:37
So… it’s here. The end of 2016. And I have to say: I’m ready. Not ready for 2016 to be over, necessarily. Ready for what’s next. I’m not usually one for big e… Read More
Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Review
2016-12-28 15:03
I’m always on a quest for the perfect distance running shoe that can last thought half and full marathon training, along with half and full IRONMAN training. I’ve been test… Read More
All I Want For Christmas Is…
2016-12-23 14:19
And just like that… it’s Christmas this weekend. I always say it sneaks up on me more and more each year. But here it is, December 23, and I am mostly done with my shopping. I h… Read More
Baby, It’s Cold Outside… For Running
2016-12-12 11:52
Well, folks, the temps have dropped and it is cold. I thought I was mentally prepared for cold weather running, but it seems to have taken me by surprise with how cold it suddenly… Read More
Ironman Lake Placid Training Starts Now!
2016-12-07 13:50
I’ve just returned from an amazing two days in New York for the IRONMAN World Championship Broadcast Premiere Viewing Party. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to do the social me… Read More
Going Live With IRONMAN VIPs
2016-12-02 13:41
It’s been a busy week of work, family, and training, but I have some exciting stuff to share today. On Monday, December 5, I’ll be in New York City for the IRONMAN World Cha… Read More
10 Gift Ideas For Triathletes
2016-11-29 20:10
Thanksgiving is over, and ’tis the season for holiday shopping! I love picking out the perfect gift for family and friends, but sometimes I need a little direction. It’s particul… Read More
Running? We’ve Got Running.
2016-11-23 13:20
Whew, this is the quietest I’ve been here. It’s not by design, it’s just been a busy time lately. But now… it’s ON. Everything seems A-OK with the sprained ank… Read More
Zengo Cycle Review
2016-11-17 13:44
It’s no secret that I’m a lover of indoor cycling classes. Sure, as a triathlete, the best possible training is to be riding my actual bike, but I’m not ashamed to admit th… Read More
Behind The Scenes At Races
2016-11-11 16:09
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a lot like me: you like doing races. Running, triathlon, swimming, duathlon, cycling – whatever your favorite type of race… Read More
7 Tips For Busy Moms
2016-11-04 10:57
This post is sponsored by Groupon Coupons but all opinions are my own. It seems like everyone is busy, busy, busy. Between kids, work, exercise, and spending quality time with friends a… Read More
Sick Un-Training Recap
2016-11-03 09:48
It always happens. I finish a big race, work trip, life event, or something else major and then BOOM — I get sick.  Well, maybe not “always”, but it happens… Read More
NFL Game Day Style For Women
2016-10-31 18:14
It’s fall football season and that means NFL Game Day happens every week! It’s a great time of year – I absolutely love fall, and there’s nothing like ha… Read More
Post-Ironman 70.3 North Carolina Blues
2016-10-24 13:08
It’s Monday morning after my last triathlon of the season, and I have the post-season blues already. It was a fantastically fun weekend at Ironman 70.3 North Carolina (a.k.a. Beach to… Read More
6 Yoga Bag Essentials & A Giveaway!
2016-10-21 15:03
Throughout my fitness journey, I’ve not only become a runner and a triathlete, but I’ve also developed a love of yoga. Yoga has helped me de-stress, get str… Read More
Outdoor-Indoor Combo Running
2016-10-18 11:04
Ah… Finally things are getting back to normal here – which means insanely busy with work and kids, and training for yet another race. I’m on the doorstep of my last r… Read More
The Final Friday Five
2016-10-14 04:12
It’s Friday. It’s a special Friday – the fnal Friday Five linkup. I don’t have a running, triathlon, or fitness-themed topic today. I don’t have this… Read More
Friday Five: Single Mom Life
2016-09-30 03:11
And just like that – it’s already time for the Friday Five. Every week Friday sneaks up on me, and this week even more so than usual. It’s the last Friday of the month and… Read More
Don’t Sweat It: Use The Right Deodorant
2016-09-28 04:39
This post is sponsored by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own, including the fact that I sweat and need my favorite deodorant. Okay, fitness friends, let’s talk about something… Read More
Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City Weekend
2016-09-23 04:29
Hey, everyone! I’m back from a fantastic weekend at Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City. I have a race recap coming next week, but in the meantime I wanted to share the lead up to the race day… Read More
Friday Five: Favorite Triathlon Gear
2016-09-16 13:49
Happy Friday! It’s a busy week and I’m just about to leave town for Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City. As I pack up my race gear, I wanted to share five favorite triathlon gear&nbs&hell…Read More
Five Healthy Fueling Posts
2016-09-09 05:38
It’s been quiet around here this week, but I’ve been a bit underwater with work, kids, and training. I haven’t had a lot of evening time to write but I’ll be back to… Read More
Five Fall Races
2016-09-02 03:58
Amazingly, it’s September already. I look back at my fantastic summer – and even the entire year – and wonder how this happened. Time is flying by. It’s alr… Read More
The End Of Summer
2016-08-26 05:16
Wow, Friday. Already. It’s the Friday before the kids start school and life is about to return to the non-summer “normal”. Kids’ activities, soccer games, a… Read More
Five Highlights Of My Vacation
2016-08-19 12:17
Ah, vacation. It’s August and that means it’s the best time to take a few days off from work and go away with the family. Last week I had a fantastic beach vacation with the kids… Read More
Five Healthy Snacks For Runners
2016-08-12 03:22
I don’t know about you, but I am hungry with all the running, triathlon training, and other workouts I’m doing these days. But it’s a delicate balance with the we… Read More
Swim-Bike-Run-Strength Training
2016-08-09 14:59
Cardio. It can be the key to great fitness. But is it really? I love cardio – with a passion, in fact. It’s what makes me feel amazing, alive, like I’m working hard, a… Read More
Friday Five: Time For The Olympics!
2016-08-05 12:51
It’s time for the summer Olympics and I could not be more excited! It’s time for the weekly Friday Five linkup with me, Mar, and Courtney, and what better time than the day of th… Read More
Summer Spinach Salad Recipe
2016-08-04 04:26
This summer spinach salad recipe is sponsored by Tessemae’s as part of the Mom it Forward Blogger Network. All opinions about how delicious Tessemae’s is, as well as my salad, ar… Read More
5 Tips For Running In The Heat
2016-07-29 12:02
Ah, summer running… How I love to dread summer running. I love it because I feel much more relaxed in the summer in terms of my schedule. And logistically, we runners d… Read More
Yes, I Signed Up For That Ironman!
2016-07-28 12:11
So if you know me at all, you saw the writing on the wall. It was inevitable. I signed up for my first full Ironman. I’m sure it was obvious what was going to happen when I took a few… Read More
Ironman Lake Placid Trication
2016-07-22 13:23
Hello from beautiful Lake Placid, New York! I drove up to the area on Wednesday to spend the week training on the Ironman Lake Placid course, volunteering at the race on Sunday, and cheering… Read More
Five Favorite Things About This Week
2016-07-15 11:44
Happy Friday! I’m so excited for this weekend because I have a pretty free weekend to just chill out with the kids, which is unusual. Last weekend I was in Miami (check out my run… Read More
Running In South Beach, Miami
2016-07-13 13:39
I’m back from a really fun girls’ weekend with a friend to celebrate her 40th birthday. We went to Miami and stayed in South Beach – it was fantastic! I’ve trave… Read More
Five Summer Food & Drink Favorites
2016-07-08 05:17
Happy Friday! I love Fridays because I link up with my gals Courtney and Mar for the Friday Five, and this Friday is the theme “Food and Drink”. Since it’s full-on summer m… Read More
Getting Outdoors On The Bike
2016-07-07 15:48
I’ve slacked on my weekly training recaps over the past couple of weeks, which is not to say I’ve slacked on training. I love recapping the successes and challenges as a mom… Read More
5 Ways To Work Out With Kids Around
2016-07-01 05:24
Happy Friday and welcome to July – how did that happen? I’m excited for the Fourth of July weekend in some ways, but it’s not a holiday weekend for me. In fact, I… Read More
Rev3 Montclair Triathlon Race Recap
2016-06-30 11:55
My first triathlon of 2016 was a sprint called the Rev 3 Montclair Triathlon. It was in Montclair, Virginia, which is about an hour from me, and took place on Father’s Day &n&hell…Read More
Running Naked: Yay Or Nay?
2016-06-28 12:05
Let’s get this out in the open: I’m a gadget and data addict. I love technology and all it’s brought to my running life. Before I had a GPS watch, I used to map out ro… Read More
Let The Summer Begin!
2016-06-21 18:48
My kids officially finished school yesterday, which means it’s finally summertime! Although the warm weather has made it feel like summer for a little while, my busy work sch… Read More

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