Chobani Greek Yogurt #BreakYouMake


I have been a big fan of Chobani greek yogurt ever since I first tried it.  At first I was not convinced Chobani was the best of the greek yogurts.  As the food industry jumped on the greek yogurt bandwagon, I tried all the competitors – Dannon, Yoplait, Muller, Fage. However, I always came back to Chobani.  To me it was worth the extra cost.  I

Jane Doe No More – Escape Alive Survival Skills


On June 25th around 12pm, a woman was sexually assaulted on the Avon’s Canal Heritage Trail. “Every two minutes, someone in the United States is raped. The vast majority (nine out of ten) are women; 80% are under the age of 30, 44% are under the age of 18.”* When Fleet Feet sent out an announcement for a self-defense class, I call my BFF and

Breast Cancer: The New Brave

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Unfortunately, my breast cancer story is not unique.  I share a similar family history with many women – women leaving their loved ones behind way too soon. Many of these women with a family history have been tested for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes and are now faced with making very difficult decisions. “Women with a BRCA mutation face up to an 87% lifetime risk

Race Report: Run and Ride – Cedar Point Half Marathon Weekend

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Disclaimer:  I received complimentary race entries for my participation in the Run and Ride Race events, however, the thoughts and opinions are my own. Accommodations: The plan to #RunAllTheRaces at Run and Ride’s Cedar Point Half Marathon‘s 2015 weekend was a no-brainier for me.  My family and I ran the inaugural races last year with Perfectly Goofy Gail and we all on board to make the

Breast Cancer at 41: Slamming the Door Shut

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John Thompson of The Runner of a Certain Age podcast invited me to share my story of how I got started in running and how I kept running through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.  It’s Episode 40 – The I Will Survive Edition. Tomorrow, July 8th will be 2 years since I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer at 41.  I share my story not only because it

Product Review: Mizuno Wave Enigma 5

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Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mizuno. The opinions and text are all mine. I have A LOT of running shoes.  A LOT.  So when I say – I have falling in love my new Mizuno Wave Enigma 5’s – I’m not kidding. The new Mizuno Wave Enigma 5 introduces u4ic-X – Mizuno’s newest mid sole foam technology.  This is

Race Report – HMF Mystic Half Marathon


Hartford Marathon Foundation’s (HMF) Inaugural Mystic Half Marathon and 10K was held Sunday, May 31st.  The Mystic Half was the 2nd race of the Triple Half Series.  HMF half marathoners will earn an exclusive HMF Triple Half Challenge jacket and finisher’s medal when they register at once to run the Harvard Pilgrim Middletown Half Marathon (April 12), Mystic Half Marathon (May 31) and Eversource Hartford Half

What I’ve learned from 15 years of marriage


Today my husband and I celebrate 15 years of marriage. At our anniversary dinner, we reflected on some of our favorite memories and some of our not so favorite memories.  Both good and bad memories are just as vivid, but what we know for sure is our good has far outweighed our bad.  And since we’ve only been married for such a short about of

Product Review: Rocket Pure Anti Chafe Stick


I was invited by Rocket Pure to test and review their products.  I received a Friction Therapy Anti-Chafe Balm Stick and Eucalyptus Foot and Shoe Deodorizing Power for this review.  However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I was contacted by Rocket Pure, a small family company in Bellingham, Washington, to try their products.  I don’t say yes to every product I am offered.  I want to make