AJC Peachtree Road Race Goals

I am so excited to head to Atlanta this weekend to run the AJC Peachtree Road Race (10K) with the team from Mizuno Running.  Before every big race I really think about my goals and usually set A, B, and C performance goals of what times I will shoot for based on how the race goes that day.  However, when I sat down to think about my goals for the AJC Peachtree Road Race the truth is that I came up with something much different than my normal A,B, and C, performance goals.  peachtree

Why no big crazy performance goals for this race?
– It is going to be crazy hot and humid.
– With 60,000 people on the course it will be pretty packed.
– It is not a flat, fast course like I am used to in Charleston.  (Hello, hills!)
– I set my 10K PR over 4 years ago when I was at my pre-injury peak and I know there is no way I can come close to it during this race.  (However, I am improving.)  1538942_912770788761504_153625696539110438_n

So then, what are my goals?
– Talk to strangers.
– High five cute kids. 
– Enjoy my first trip to Atlanta.
– Soak up the AJC Peachtree Road Race experience. 
– Cheer others on. 
– Have FUN!
– Finish under an hour.  (This will be a good push in the hot weather with the hills and the crowds, but is nowhere near my PR and is a pace I can still enjoy the race at instead of feeling like I am dying.)

Have you ever run a race with fun goals instead of performance goals?
Any other fun goals I should add?

Have you ever run the AJC Peachtree Road Race before?  Any tips? 
If you’ll be there this year I’ll be at the Mizuno booth Friday from 3-5.  Stop by and say hi.   
You can all follow along with my journey, along with the 3 other Mizuno Ambassadors with the hashtag #MizunoPeachtree.

Orange Theory & Mizuno Running

I have been obsessed with Orange Theory Fitness for almost 5 months now.  Every time I go I always wear my Wave Hitogami 2 because their super lightweight, low drop design is perfect for a class like Orange Theory.  The Wave Hitogami 2 is so lightweight it feels like you are wearing just a sock which lets you fly on the treadmill, plus it has a great low drop design that transitions well to the weight room to give you perfect balance in those squats.  Luckily as a Mizuno Ambassador they let me share the love and surprise some of my trainers/coaches with their own Wave Hitogami 2 to rock during the workouts.  I love getting to play Mizuno fairy. 


Coach Josh and Coach Keith are both rocking their new Mizuno Wave Hitogami 2 as they teach their Orange Theory classes.  I would highly suggest the Wave Hitogami for anyone whose workouts consist of a mix of treadmill and weight time whether it is at a place like Orange Theory Fitness, or if this is just the new shoe for your gym bag. 

Do you use different shoes for the gym than you do for running outside?

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Why the Right Shoe is Important?


As I prepare to run the the AJC Peachtree Road Race (10K) on July 4th, with my friends from Mizuno Running, is it essential that I have the right shoes on my feet.  The right shoes should disappear into your feet so much that you don’t even notice them when racing, but the wrong shoes […]

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Loving Lately – June


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On Being a Kitten Foster Mom


I’ve gotten lots of questions and comments about being a foster on my Instagram and Facebook posts so I thought I would share a little bit about it with you all.  May, June, and, July are kitten season in Charleston when feral cats have tons of kittens, which then in turn get brought into the […]

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