Prague Marathon Training Recap Week 2

My enthusiasm from Week 1 of Prague Marathon training carried over into Week 2, and I was ready to start this week off right. Since AJ and I were leaving for New Zealand at the end of the week, I was determined to make this one count. Monday, 1/16/17, 4 miles extra easy: I wasRead more


Top Picks for Winter Running Gear

Well, there’s no denying it – we’re fully in the grasp of winter. As I’m writing this, there is five inches of snow on the ground in my backyard (in South Carolina!) so I guess it finally happened. I had the privilege of going on a run through the fresh snow this morning and itRead more


Exploring Beautiful Budapest

Oh, Budapest. Before we set out for our trip to Bratislava, Budapest, and Vienna, I probably heard the most glowing reviews of Budapest. The city is known for its beauty and affordability, and it is also a party haven for backpackers. Many other travelers I know list Budapest among their absolute favorite cities in theRead more


Prague Marathon Training Recap: Week 1

In case you missed it, I made a pretty YUGE (sorry, gross) announcement on the blog last week. I’m heading to Prague the first weekend in May to run the Prague Marathon! Yes, note that I said marathon. As in 26.2 miles. As in…I haven’t done a marathon since November 2015. I’m beyond excited aboutRead more


A New Country and…A Marathon

I’ve hemmed and hawed about whether or not to actually make a formal announcement about this on the blog, but the excitement is overtaking me. I can’t help it. I have to tell you. You guys? I’m going to the 2017 Volkswagen Prague Marathon, which is hosted by RunCzech, in Prague, Czech Republic. Oh, andRead more


How to Pack for Winter in a Carry-On

After a few years of international travel, I’d like to think I’ve gotten pretty good at packing light. While I’m not sure I’m actually packing light, I have gotten far more efficient at packing what I need and fitting it all into a carry-on, whether it’s my backpack or my beloved suitcase. I’ve tackled allRead more