It’s the most wonderful holiday 10K in Georgia

I LOVE themed races. (Except when they involve zombies chasing you.) That's why, when the holidays roll around -- or high-speed-rails into my life in this year's case -- I get excited. Themed races...much less holiday themed races...make me go all Buddy The Elf. The costumes, the special yummy treats at the end, the pictures, and of course, the atmosphere! They're all so much better than your run-of-the-mill Read the entire post [...]

Back in the running shoes again

So I'm running my third 10k in 2012 tomorrow at the  Big Peach Sizzler! Have I been training? Yesss....Has it been as extensive/tough as it should be? No. But I'm ready. Obviously the Peachtree was great this year, and same goes for the Possum Trot. And I realized that when you train, you are training as much mentally as you are physically. And I think that doing other races throughout the year helps Read the entire post [...]

Looking for an Action-packed 5k this Labor Day?

If you're anything like me, 5Ks can be boring. A group of people line up at a start line, run/walk 3 miles, and then get together to drink water and support a cause afterward. Snooze fest! So when I hear of an exciting 5K race in Georgia, I'm all over it. It doesn't get much more exciting than having the word ACTION in the name of the 5k. "Why would a boring 5K have the word ACTION in the name Read the entire post [...]

2012 Peachtree Road Race: The Good Foot, The Bad, The Ugly

I am happy to announce that I have recently finished my 8th Peachtree Road Race. At this rate, I'm on track to challenge my father's 26-race run, and have only missed 8 consecutive races by one year. (Thanks, night job in Augusta.) I'm usually pretty good about a pre-Peachtree Road Race blog post. This year, sadly, I have failed. Moreover, I've failed as a blogger in 2012. Though, I beat my sister Read the entire post [...]

Yeah; the new Nike Running commercial is cute

I'm sure you've seen it. It's the one where the couple promises each other they'll run and meet in the middle. Then, the incredibly-out-of-his-league guy is incredibly weak and lame and miserably fails and the girl ends up running CROSS COUNTRY to see her love, even devouring an ice cream cone along the way. Women runners ftw. I mean, after all, our endurance and tolerance for pain is much higher Read the entire post [...]

I got the Peachtree Road Race rejection blues

Hey, Peachtree Road Race corporate folks, want to know how to suck the excitement RIGHT out of the 2012 race for me? Yep. You got it. Deny my racing partner, aka boyfriend, of a number. He entered at the same time I did - submitted a legit time for possible seeding, requested a mail-out number - did everything exactly the way I did. And got denied. Remember that post I used to gush on about Read the entire post [...]

Featured Georgia 5k: Breathe Deep Blue Ridge; April 7

The Mercier Family Orchards. For any respectable North Georgian, those four words arouse a certain memory, smell, or sense of excitement when heard. I know it does the trick for me. Whether it's for warm apple bread dripped with icing, hot or cold apple cider, some fresh honey or produce, or freshly baked fried apple pies (for my boyfriend), we're lifelong fans of the Mercier Family Orchards. I Read the entire post [...]

Road races in Georgia for April 2012

This weather in Georgia has been PRETTY fabulous, no? Spring and fall are my favorite seasons because they're the best ones to get outside and run in. Georgia provides a wonderful breeze, plentiful sunshine, and tolerable conditions. Not considering those of you poor allergy sufferers, though. Bless your hearts. That being said, April is a great month for road races around the great state of Georgia. Read the entire post [...]

Register for the 2012 Peachtree Road Race tomorrow morning

As Heidi Klum famously said, "You're either in or you're out." Such is the Peachtree Road Race registration lottery, which begins at 7 a.m. tomorrow morning. Getting your name into the hat during the open registration period of March 15-22 is your best (only) shot at that treasured t-shirt come July 4. This year, the runner field is staying stagnant at 60,000. Although current ATC runners Read the entire post [...]

5k chase: Does a zombie run result in more injuries?

Typically, road (or trail) (or obstacle) races are somewhat "easy" going. You can run as leisurely or as intensely as you'd like. You can set your own pace, pop in some tunes, join up with friends, and cruise along an enjoyable route. It's fun to most; addicting to many. Not this one. This one is different. This particular race is a 5k obstacle. We've all seen those. Many have completed Read the entire post [...]