Bellin Women's Half Marathon

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the Bellin Women's Half Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming aBibRave Pro (ambassador), and check to review, find and write race reviews.

A few months back, I convinced a girlfriend to run the Bellin Women’s Half Marathon as her first half marathon.She agreed and accompanied me to Green Bay, Wisconsin from Detroit, Michigan this past Friday afternoon.The flight was quick and we were able to check-in to our hotel immediately upon arrival.
Packet Pick Up was a breeze and trading for a larger hoodie was simple.There were opportunities to sample products, buy last minute running necessities (including shoes, socks and headbands) and an area to make encouraging signs.The packet pick-up bag was a one-of-a-kind design that also served as the gear check bag for those that needed dry and warmer clothes at the finish.

The pasta dinner was crazy empowering as the keynote speaker was Molly Barker, Founder of G…

Bring On the Fall Running

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In a little over a week, I will be running the Bellin Women's Half Marathon in Green Bay, Wisconsin and I am so looking forward to a nice, fall run.

I participated in the Detroit Women's Half a couple of weekends ago, but I am ready for a real fall half!  Please do not misunderstand, the half was a wonderful event, but it was hot and I am ready for a crisp fall morning half, which is what I am hoping for in Green Bay in a week(ish).

I convinced a friend to fly to Wisconsin with me and run the Bellin Women's Half.  I am so excited for her as it will be her first half marathon and she has been training (completely without me) like a champ.  Her name is Becky and you should know that she, like me, was not a runner, growing up.  She starte…

Review: The Great Pumpkin Run Lansing

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to The Great Pumpkin Run (Lansing) as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming aBibRave Pro (ambassador), and check to review, find and write race reviews.

It was an absolutely beautiful and cool fall morning, on September 8, 2018, when I ran the Great Pumpkin 5K at Uncle John's Cider Mill in St. John's, Michigan. The cider mill offered a nice cross country style route over grassy areas through apple orchards, cornfields, pumpkin patches, woods and across the finish line. 

As a result of peer pressure, I decide that I would join my fellow BibRave Pros and run the Tough Pumpkin, which was the Great Pumpkin 5K with the additional challenge of carrying a pumpkin, during the run. Online registration was smooth ( and packet pick up was a breeze, because I arrived the suggested two hours before the start. The race email indicated that lines would get long an hour before the race so participants were en…

Review: Under Armour Sonic HOVR Shoes

Disclaimer: I received a pair of Under Armour HOVR Sonic to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming aBibRave Pro (ambassador), and check to review find and write race reviews.

I get blisters.  

Anyone who knows me, has probably heard me talk about my right foot blisters.  Seriously, every time I run more than three miles, I get a blister over the old blister.  If I run five miles, I will get a really good blister, usually filled with blood.  If I run a half marathon, I will get two rather large blisters.  By mid-August, my right pointer toenail will be dead.  I have tried different brands and sizes of shoes.  In fact, prior to testing the UA HOVR Sonic shoe, I was wearing men's shoes because of the larger toe box.  I have coated my feet in different body glides.  I have even used corn starch!  

Then I tested the women's UA HOVR Sonic shoe.  The shoe offers a soft knit lace-up area, which allows for a snug fit throughout the foot and a compr…

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