Virtual Race Recap: Lincoln Park Zoo Run for the Zoo 5K

Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Lincoln Park Zoo Run for the Zoo Virtual 5K to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews! During the pandemic, I’ve wholeheartedly embraced virtual races, as I’ve written about previously. I’m still working full-time from home (which isn’t new for me; I’ve been doing that for over a decade), we have our seven-year-old daughter at home (whom I love to death, but if she yells my name one more time during a meeting . . . ), … Continue reading Virtual Race Recap: Lincoln Park Zoo Run for the Zoo 5K

Race Recap: Virtual Salisbury Marathon ~ 4/4/2020

Disclaimer: I received free entry to the virtual Salisbury Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews! As runners, we’re adjusting to this “new normal” of virtual races instead of the in-person variety. Thankfully, I think I’m very enthusiastic about virtual races; I’ve always been a fan, because you can run on your own time while still snagging some awesome bling in the process. I’ve run virtual 5Ks before, and I even hosted one myself to benefit Girls on the Run back in the day, but when the … Continue reading Race Recap: Virtual Salisbury Marathon ~ 4/4/2020

Race Recap: 7th Annual atTAcK addiction E-Racing the Stigma 5K

I attended the 7th Annual atTAcK addiction E-Racing the Stigma 5K on Saturday, March 7, 2020. This race grows larger and larger each year, as it is put on to raise funds for atTAcK addiction—a grassroots organization that provides support for recovering addicts and their loved ones, advocates for policy changes, educates families about opiate addiction and treatment options, works to prevent drug use, and strives to end the stigma of the disease. This organization is extremely important to me, as I wrote in last year’s recap for this race, because we lost my sister-in-law Chrissy nearly two years ago … Continue reading Race Recap: 7th Annual atTAcK addiction E-Racing the Stigma 5K

Race Recap: Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia ~ 9/15/19

Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia half marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews! Where, oh where, do … Continue reading Race Recap: Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia ~ 9/15/19

Race Recap: Delaware Marathon Running Festival (Full) ~ 4/28/19

Disclaimer: I’m promoting the Delaware Marathon Running Festival as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews! As I typically do, I’ll sum up this race recap in three phrases—slowwwww, pseudo hills, and rain! I ran the Delaware Marathon Running Festival full on Sunday, April 28, 2019. I ran the half back in 2017 (read my race recap here), so I thought I knew what to expect. I almost miss having this race traditionally on Mother’s Day, but hey, now I can sleep in this year! The Expo … Continue reading Race Recap: Delaware Marathon Running Festival (Full) ~ 4/28/19

Race Recap: atTAcK Addiction 5K 3/2/19

It has become my birthday tradition to run the atTAcK Addiction 5K in New Castle, DE, on my birthday weekend. This year for my 37th shin-dig, the race fell on Saturday, March 2, 2019 and held an extra special place in my heart. I ran, in particular, for my sister-in-law Chrissy, who passed away suddenly this summer from an overdose. The race’s proceeds benefit atTAcK addiction, a grassroots 501(c)(3) charitable foundation established to assist individuals and families impacted by addiction. The organization provides support for recovering addicts and their loved ones, advocates for policy changes, educates families about opiate addiction … Continue reading Race Recap: atTAcK Addiction 5K 3/2/19

Race Recap: The Sweetest 5K Run/Walk in DE ~ 3/9/19

Cold, windy, but delicious would describe this race to a T. I attended the Delaware Technical Community College’s The Sweetest 5K Run/Walk in Delaware on February 9, 2019 in Dover, DE. I’ve been meaning to attend this event for years now, but have always been afraid of the potential weather (it almost always seems to rain or is frigid). I’m so glad I finally took the plunge and ran this race. For whatever reason, I always thought that this race was wicked small, so I didn’t have high expectations on race day. Boy was I wrong! The first amazing factor … Continue reading Race Recap: The Sweetest 5K Run/Walk in DE ~ 3/9/19