Shoe Review: The Hoka One One Clifton 8!

It’s that time in fall marathon training season already that I need new shoes! To be fair, I bought my last pair of Clifton 7’s before both of my spring half marathons. So, I had already reached almost 300 miles on them! My body and feet were beginning to complain with every run. That’s whenContinue reading “Shoe Review: The Hoka One One Clifton 8!”

Is it spring yet? Winter running update…

Yesterday’s run was warm enough to wear shorts and a singlet! 70 degrees at noon. It was beautiful, but I got hot! And the bugs are already out. It’s way too early to be shooing flies. I’m sure we will have a couple more winter revivals before Virginia decides it’s actually spring. She’s fickle likeContinue reading “Is it spring yet? Winter running update…”

Southern Tour Ultra 50 Mile Relay

Race Recap! The Southern Tour Ultra 50 mile relay. This was an event that I almost didn’t attend! But I’m so happy that I had the opportunity to spend a weekend in Wilmington with my running crew. I think it’s been about 2 years since we’ve all been together on a runcation. The Southern TourContinue reading “Southern Tour Ultra 50 Mile Relay”

Race Recap!

The 44th Marine Corps Marathon is over. My 7th, and perhaps toughest marathon. I’m grateful to Team Safe House Project for the opportunity to run for them, raise awareness, and support their organization. I’m really, really happy that I finished. That’s the short story. Here’s the long one: As I wrote last week, I didn’tContinue reading “Race Recap!”

An Ode to my Beloved Hokas

Roses are red. Violets are blue. My Hokas are comfy. How about YOUR shoes? This picture shows 4 generations of the Hoka Clifton, starting with the Clifton 2. I own 4 pair of these, two pair of the 3’s, two of the 4’s, one of the 5’s, and I’m currently training in the 6. MostContinue reading “An Ode to my Beloved Hokas”