Product Review: Oofos Sandals

Disclaimer: I received a pair of Oofos Sandals to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews!

It’s summer time, so that means one thing for me: shoes have gone into hibernation and it’s time for flip flops. I know I am not the only one who absolutely loves the freeing feeling of toes in the wind. So when a pair of Oofos Sandals found their way to me, I was beyond excited. My previous summer sandals had been worn for the last 8+ seasons and I knew they didn’t have much more time left, so these came at the perfect time.

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My Guest Appearance on the Runner of a Certain Age Podcast

Runner of a Certain Age Podcast

Recently I was a guest on the Runner of a Certain Age Podcast. I was on the show, along with guest Tom Leddy, to discuss the Buffalo Marathon Weekend.

It was a fun time getting to recap my 2nd marathon along with others who ran that weekend. Check out the recording below. And make sure to follow their podcast on Twitter and Facebook. Also be sure to follow co-hosts John Thompson and Elizabeth Bain.

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My Running Adventures Are Taking Me To Portland!

Shamrock Run Portland

In 2015 I ran the Love Run Half Marathon. You can check out my race review here, and if you ran it yourself review it on BibRave. Not only did I run this race I was also an ambassador for them. That meant I was given a personal discount code to share with others to run this race. The code gave runners $5 off the race if they used it and in return it tracked how many people used this code. I received free prizes depending on the amount of people who used my code. Throughout my ambassadorship I received wireless headphones, running clothes, a FitBit Blaze and even running shoes!

Well, my following must have been pretty good because I even had enough code entries to qualify for their grand prize: an all expenses paid trip to one of the race organizers sister races. And because of that I am happy to announce I will be running the Shamrock Run Half Marathon in Portland, OR on March 19th 2017!

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My Latest Runcation: Buffalo, NY

My most recent runcation was my trip to Buffalo, NY for the Buffalo Marathon. This post is not a review of the race. If you would like to read my race review, check it out here. Instead this post is about the weekend my fiancé and I had in a city (and country) we have never visited before.

The trip started very early Friday morning. We hit the road at 6:30 AM. Luckily she chose to drive (her car and gas is company paid for) so I could clear the morning grogginess without having to control a vehicle. I am not much of a morning person.

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Race Review: The Buffalo Marathon

Disclaimer:  I received free entry to the Buffalo Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews! 

Memorial Weekend 2016 was the Buffalo Marathon (as well as Half and 5K). For me it was my first time not only running the streets of Buffalo, but being in the city itself. Overall I enjoyed my time in the city and the 26.2 miles I was able to run on their streets.


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If I’m Honest: Marathon #2

In honor of Blake Shelton releasing his new album “If I’m Honest” (yes I love me some country music) I think it’s time I am a little honest about my upcoming second marathon. This weekend I will be competing in the Buffalo Marathon, just my 2nd full marathon after completing Chicago last October.

If I’m Honest: I don’t know if I’m ready. It’s not normal pre race jitters that I am feeling. It’s more like “holy crap I definitely undertrained for this race”. Sadly the fire that burned within me for my first marathon was more like a dim light during Buffalo Marathon training. I prepared a training schedule as I do with most my big races. Unfortunately I didn’t stick to it much.

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