Injury · Running

Introducing Mountain Maven!

If you've been following my blog, Run Away With Me, at all over the past few years you'll notice something different today:  this blog is now called Mountain Maven! Why?  Well, in the past four years of blogging a lot has changed in my life.  I ran, traveled, ran some more, moved to Alaska, ran,… Continue reading Introducing Mountain Maven!

BibRave Pro · Bike · Race Recap · Running · Swim · Triathlon

Gold Nugget Triathlon 2017 Race Recap

I did it!  I survived my second triathlon, and it was so much better than last year - even though the weather was much crazier and I'm still too injured to run. The Gold Nugget Triathlon is a women's only race here in Anchorage.  It's a 10 lap swim, 12 mile bike ride, and a… Continue reading Gold Nugget Triathlon 2017 Race Recap

Injury · Running

A Big PT Update

I've been doing PT for about two months now, and it has been such a positive experience this time around!  As I mentioned in this post, I spent a lot of time during my PT appointments doing hip strengthening exercises and Pilates.  Once my PT determined that my hips and abs were strong enough, I… Continue reading A Big PT Update

Injury · Running

Taking My First Steps Towards Running Again

If you read my PT update from last week, you'll know that my physical therapist thinks that I'm strong enough to start running again.  She's been watching my hips to make sure they stay in the right place during every exercise and has been building up my core strength with Pilates, and on Monday it… Continue reading Taking My First Steps Towards Running Again

Injury · Running

PT Progress and a Running Update

If you've been following my blog at any point over the last year, you'll know that my SI joint was injured after overtraining for the Columbia Gorge Half Marathon back in 2015.  Ever since then, I've had a really tough time getting back to running, and I miss it like crazy!  So back in January… Continue reading PT Progress and a Running Update

Injury · Running

What’s In A (Blog) Name?

Hi everyone!  As you may have read in last week's post (or noticed over the last few months), I've been taking some serious breaks from blogging.  Mainly because for years this was a blog about running, and occasionally about other random things.  But mostly running.  I wrote about the good runs, the bad runs, the… Continue reading What’s In A (Blog) Name?

BibRave Pro · Running · Winter

SPIbelt Performance Series Review

Disclaimer: I received a SPIbelt Performance Series 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! Hi everyone!  It's been a few weeks since I last blogged.  The weather has been icy, I've been sick on… Continue reading SPIbelt Performance Series Review

HIking · Injury · Running · Trail Running

A Race Can Change You

Hi everyone!  As I get further away from the Lost Lake Run, and I begin to finally walk normally again and process what happened, I've got to admit something:  Lost Lake changed me.  I went into that race as an injured road runner who loved hiking, and came out as a trail runner.  Me!  A… Continue reading A Race Can Change You

BibRave Pro · HIking · Product Review · Race Recap · Running · Trail Running

Lost Lake Run Recap & Recovery with OOfos

Disclaimer: I received the OOfos OOriginal Sport Sandals 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! Hi everyone!  Well, I did it - I'm a Lost Lake Run finisher!  On Saturday I hiked/ran almost 16 miles… Continue reading Lost Lake Run Recap & Recovery with OOfos

Friday Five · HIking · Running

Five Things I Love About Race Day

Hi everyone!  It's Friday and I'm actually blogging - woohoo!  Because this is such an awesome event, I'm making sure to link up with the Friday Five Linkup with Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney for the first time in forever!  I missed blogging with you girls!  This week is a free Friday, so in light of… Continue reading Five Things I Love About Race Day