Wednesday, April 30, 2014


I know how important it is to properly maintain a pair of running shoes, making sure to change them out every three months or 300 miles. I try to regularly inspect my soles to make sure rocks, nails or other debris isn't stuck in the treads. I always take note of unusual wear and tear on the shoes, as that is potentially a sign of an improper fit. Yesterday, I was busted for not practicing what I preach.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

TUNESday: "Sleeping With a Friend" by Neon Trees

I'm putting together my "May Preview" for later in the week, and I'm unable to remember this many races in years prior. Looking ahead to the next 4 weekends has me really excited for a bunch of these upcoming events. Be on the lookout for the complete rundown coming this Thursday morning!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Jazz Half Partnership

What's the natural thing to do after completing a race like the Crescent City Classic? Look ahead on your running calendar and register for another race, of course! Now's the time to start thinking about the fall racing schedule and decide which events you want to check off your finish line bucket list.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Crescent City Classic 10K: The 2014 Recap

New Orleanians couldn’t have asked for better conditions during the 36th Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10K. On Saturday morning, nearly 25,000 runners made the annual pilgrimage from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to City Park under clear blue skies and temperatures that stayed in the low 60’s. The beautiful spring day in the Big Easy set the scene for fast race times and lots of fun at the post race party.

Typically I like to crank out a race recap the Monday after an event, but this one took some time. There's so much I want to say, since I enjoyed the run and the environment so much. Be sure to comment at the end of this post with your race experiences and feedback!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

TUNESday: "Summer" by Calvin Harris

It's been a great few days in the running community both here in NOLA and around the world. Last week was the one year anniversary of the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line, and the outpouring of international support was unbelievable. Hours of live coverage on ESPN broadcast to the world events surrounding the memorial, and highlighted the heroes that emerged as a result of the tragedy.

Friday, April 18, 2014

CCC10K Fast Facts

Last year we saw a major shakeup with the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10K. While it was the second year with a new title sponsor and new race ownership, it was the first year of a brand new course and near-flawless corralling system at the start. For the 2014 installment, things have evolved further. As the race grows, things are changing to make this the best 10K in the south.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

CCC10K Need to Know

We're less than two days away from the start of the 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10K, the premiere road race of spring in New Orleans. Before you arrive at the start on Saturday morning, here's a rundown of all the things that you need to know to make the race a great experience!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

TUNESday: "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The memory of sitting in my office watching in horror as the scene unfolded still feels so fresh, and 365 days later I still can not make sense of the day's events.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ironman 70.3 NOLA Volunteering

Yesterday I had the pleasure of volunteering with several coworkers at Ironman 70.3 New Orleans. It was awesome to aid athletes with fluids in the third mile of the triathalon's run.

Check out photos from the morning of volunteering by liking the NOLArunner Facebook page HERE.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

TUNESday: "Red Lights" by Tiësto

Is anyone else feeling the funk brought on by spring weather and all the pollen in the air? My allergies are going haywire. While I start my day feeling great, it slowly devolves in to me becoming a scratchy eyed, sore throated mess. I'm not much for taking medications, over the counter or otherwise, so I'm doing my best to suffer through the blooming seasons.

Monday, April 7, 2014

United Way of St. Charles Bridge Run: The 2014 Recap

The 2014 edition of the Louisiana Bridge Run Series kicked off Saturday morning with The United Way of St. Charles Bridge Run. The bridge in question is the Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge, which spans the Mississippi River, joining Luling and Destrehan, Louisiana. For the second year in a row, both a 5K and 10K option were offered to participants, and a couple thousand local runners were ready to take on the steep incline.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Zydeco Marathon: The 2014 Recap

The term “racecation” has been coined by runners to describe a trip to participate in a race. Traveling to a new venue to run in an event, check out new scenery, explore new terrain, and rendezvous with fellow runners is all part of the excitement of taking a racecation. This past weekend I headed west for one of these adventures, and while the two hour car drive to Lafayette may not seem to be epic, participating in the Zydeco Marathon was a race experience unlike any I’ve had before.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

April 2014 Preview

The excitement for warmer temperatures is boiling over on my social media feeds, as I see friends talking about their first snowballs of the season, staying out in daylight past 5pm, and gearing up for French Quarter Fest and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Much like the other 11 months of the year here in south Louisiana, there's no shortage of fun things to do in April.