RWS Features #7


Good morning! I am at my parents house this weekend. The Saints play today and I am so excited! Here in the suburbs of NOLA everyone is going crazy getting ready for the game. Since I will be busy screaming and losing my voice, I thought you would enjoy another RWS feature!

But first, a little update. I ran 3.5 miles on Thursday and lifted weights, and this morning I ran 4.5 miles with my mom. (She is running princess with me and Karen.) We are going to lunch, then watching football!

Megan and I have been friends for a year. She started reading my blog as she was starting hers, and we learned we have a lot in common, and I can’t wait to meet her at the Disney princess half in February! Megan is also  fellow FitFluential Ambassador!


1. How/Why did you start blogging?  I started blogging in January 2011 as a way to stay accountable as I began my running journey. I knew that getting my mileage past the 3 mile mark wasn’t going to be easy! After reading many other blogs (including RWS!) I felt this was a good step to take – and was excited for where it would take me!

2.  Sum up your blog in a couple sentences: Running Toward The Prize is a glimpse into my running journey – with a little gluten free living, Disney and life thrown in – all while focusing on the TRUE prize! (Philippians 3:14)

3. What do you wish to accomplish/achieve by blogging? My biggest goal in blogging is to inspire others. I hope that my journey helps others focus on their running goals – whether it be their first 5K or their 50th marathon! I also love the support and encouragement from other bloggers and the running community in general – and I’m proud to be a part of it!

4. What is your biggest healthy living accomplishment? To date, my biggest healthy living accomplishment was running my first half marathon! It wasn’t easy, but I was so proud as I crossed that finish line! And, I’ll admit it, I’m hooked and can’t WAIT to run more!

Be sure to follow Megan on Twitter: @RunningToPrize

Thanks so much Megan for participating in my features series! Be sure to visit her blog!


A local West Virginia man named Jamie Summerlin is conducting a cross country run to benefit the Wounded Warriors project.  He’s looking for not only financial support, but running partners along the way. Be sure to check out the link if you are interested in helping!


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  1. Amy Lauren says

    I actually think the Saints will play, they are definitely on a roll. But I don’t know very much about how the teams are determined, so I don’t know about the other team. Apparently they would have to be from another division? I don’t get NFL really because normally we watch college football (Go Gamecocks!).

    Congrats on your runs, those are very good distances after having to take so much time off. Hope you enjoy your lunch with your mom too!

  2. Oh yay! How fun! One of my favorites posting on one of my favorites blogs =)
    Thanks for doing the feature on Megan! Loved it =)

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