Runner Profile – Alicia DiFabio

Alicia is a mom of 4 girls (yeah, you read that right F-O-U-R), a runner, triathlete, on the board of directors of the Mullica Hill Women’s Tri Club, breast cancer survivor, and to add to that already quite impressive resume, she is now a published author. Alicia entry into running happened as a kid running…

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Race – Philadelphia Hot Chocolate 15k

I made a number of inadvisable decisions on race morning, but that didn’t stop me from having a great run! I did the Philly Hot Chocolate 15k two years ago in 2015 as a training race for my first half marathon. I loved the swag (awesome hooded sweatshirts!) and the distance (longer than a 5k…

Race – Philly Love Run 2017

I ran the Philly Love Run this past weekend and learned a few lessons along the way. TLDR: Gummy bears and high fives: good. Frozen toes: bad. I signed up for the Love Run late in the game, and it was probably a bit of a foolish thing to do because I had already signed up…

Race – GORUCK Light Philadelphia

It is a bit of a misnomer to call a GORUCK a “race” because a GORUCK really is a team challenge event. Generally, a race report from a GORUCK is called an AAR – after action report (GORUCK has strong military connections and a lot of their lingo and events are influenced by that). That…

Gear – Nathan VaporAiress Hydration Pack

I’ve been searching for a while for a solution to hydration on long runs and at longer events, but couldn’t quite find the right thing.  I finally pulled the trigger on a Nathan VaporAiress hydration pack. Note: I bought this product with my own money and have not been compensated in any way for this…

Runner Profile – Heather Leiser

Having both had our long training run the day before, Heather and I met for a short recovery run. Then, we debated the relative merits of running in a visor versus a hat, as well as the juggling the demands of motherhood and a career with a training schedule. Heather first started running in 2010.…

Gear – DIY Sandbag

Sandbags can be an awesome training tool. When I wanted to add some sandbag work to my repertoire, I didn’t want to shell out money, so I made my own. When I started training for my first GORUCK event, the training plan I was following called for shoulder-to-shoulder presses with a sandbag. I didn’t own…