Believing BIG for Your Kids


Last week Sophia accomplished an amazing feat, one I didn’t entirely believe her capable of. Sophia (4 1/2 years old) hiked five out of the six hours it took us to get up Mt. Washington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, climbing over 3000ft in elevation ON HER OWN TWO FEET. Honestly, I didn’t [...]

New Balance Factory and Shoe Lab Tour


This is not a sponsored post. I received gear from New Balance, but it was not in exchange for this post. All the opinions expressed here are my own. Prior to Reach the Beach, I was invited by the headline sponsor of the event, New Balance to come and tour their facility in Lawrence, MA. [...]

Relay and Rally Cookies


For Reach the Beach I made cookies that I dubbed the “Relay and Rally” cookie. I simply took a traditional Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and made a variety of substitutions to create the perfect runner fuel for a 200 mile relay. They were a big hit with the runners in my van and I made [...]

Reach the Beach: In Pictures and Numbers

Running into the finish.

This weekend I had the chance to run Reach the Beach, a 200 mile relay that takes teams from Cannon Mountain in the White Mountains of New Hampshire to Hampton Beach on New Hampshire’s coast. The amount of writing it would take to do justice to the two days would require that you sit at [...]

Mark Your Calendar: Fundraising Events for CHaD KIDS

Jack, last year at 8 months old. Finally healthy after fighting off a staph infection.

Get ready to mark up your calendar! We have three fundraising events in the works to raise money for the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchock in honor of our son, Jack who received care at CHaD Kids to correct a congenital birth defect. You can read Jack’s story HERE. All the proceeds from each event will [...]

New Balance and Reach the Beach

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Tomorrow I’ll be up at 4am on my way to Cannon Mountain in northern New Hampshire to run Reach the Beach with my team, Team SMURFS (Super Mega Ultra Running Freaks). But TODAY I am headed down to New Balance headquarters in Lawrence, MA. I was contacted by New Balance a few months ago and asked [...]

RRCA Certified Coach


This June I attended the RRCA coaching certification and in August officially became a certified RRCA coach.   The course was held over two days in Portsmouth , NH and was taught by Randy Acetta the Director of Coaching Education for RRCA, and has made the most recent updates to the coaching certification course. He [...]

NH Running Blogger Meetup at Runner’s Alley


On Friday I teamed up with Runner’s Alley, New Hampshire’s only specialty running store, to host the first NH Running Blogger Meetup. We gathered at their new location in Concord  for a run around the capitol, a little post-run noshing provided by Stoyfield and Health Warrior and then some networking and gear-chat. Runner’s Alley has [...]

Mom on the Run: Featuring Laura from

Garden Spot half finish

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nurse of midwife. The information expressed in the series “Mom on the Run” should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before running during pregnancy and postpartum. Welcome to “Mom on the Run!” A blog feature that shares a mom-on-the-run and her story of running during [...]

Left Out

Sometimes that feeling of "missing out" causes us to rush into running when our bodies really need to rest and heal.

“But I feel left out!” Sophia wailed as I guided her into the house, leaving behind her older cousins and their friends playing in the ally next to the beach house. I can remember that feeling as a kid, when bedtime came and it was still light outside. It was agonizing to know that outside [...]