Monday, December 21, 2015

The Feel Good Story of the Month: Let's Finish Together with Kim Stemple

Kim and Jim
If you have not heard of this woman by now (she was featured in a recent article on Runners World), you need to. I had the opportunity to hang out with her and I have to say she makes me want to try and be a better person.

Kim was a special education teacher and cross country coach at a school in Boston, loved running triathlons and marathons (as we always find ourselves chatting about the next one on the schedule), but what she mentioned is that when she lived in Boston, she realized that running in these races just wasn't fun anymore. 

Well in 2009 everything changed.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Some Thoughts From Erin: 2015 In Review

2015 has been quite a journey for me. I have accomplished so many goals of mine this year. Goals that have been on my list for the past 5 years or so. I have worked so hard to get to this point in my life. I survived a house fire (with my bike in tow), while interning and obtaining my Masters degree, and still was able to continue on with my training to race in over 50 combined races (over 13.1 miles) since 2010 including:

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Why Runners Should Try Running Without...

Well, it's official, runners have become addicted to something besides running. It's called technology- Garmin's, smartphones with fitness apps galore, Fitbits and heart rate monitors, the list goes on and on. New devices are being created every year to appeal to practically everyone who now wants to track their fitness and the demand is through the roof.

But while we think about the next gadget we want and probably don't need, I thought it'd be fun to reminisce the good old days. Prior to the development of handheld music-playing devices and GPS watches, what did runners do?

Monday, December 14, 2015

Run with GoVivo!

Since I started running again thanks in part to my running streak, I have been able to test out this running belt from the folks at GoVivo! After running with it, I believe that this belt would be a great addition to those runners who like to carry all of their items separate from each other but don't want to carry five different packs on their running belts (Yes I am talking to you mom).

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Holiday Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered the holiday giveaway! The winner was picked at random at that person is Aileen R.! 
Congratulations! I will be emailing you to get your size and contact info!
Thank you again to everyone who entered and stay tuned for 2016 where I will be giving away even more prizes thanks to my new sponsors! Enjoy!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Holiday Giveaway!

It's the holiday season so I figured why not do an awesome giveaway! Thanks to my sponsors Headsweats and Feetures, I have been able to get donated some gear to give out to my fans! 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Some Thoughts From Erin: Sponsorship/Ambassador Updates

I am incredibly excited to announce that I have signed on with two new companies to represent them as their ambassador on their team of athletes for 2016. They are...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Favorite Races Of All Time

I have finished many races in the past 5 years. Some disappointing ones and many wonderful ones. Ones that have exceeded my expectations and some that were just awful so I figured I'd put together my top 5 of both marathons and triathlons. 

In terms of my favorite marathons, here are my top 5 favorites so far and ones I highly recommend you sign up for: