Shamrock 8k: Running my own Race 

As much as I love pacing my training team and supporting on race day, I have discovered that in order to push my teammates, I need to push myself. Since I’d be on the sidelines during the half and full marathon on Sunday, I took the opportunity to race the 8k on Saturday.  I hadContinue reading “Shamrock 8k: Running my own Race “

Shamrock Marathon 2017: Strong, Smart and Brave 

“Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.” ~Mark Amend  If I could pick the shape of my heart, I’d draw a shamrock in the middle of my chest. Shamrock Marathon weekend is my heartbeat. It’s the place I discovered my strength.Continue reading “Shamrock Marathon 2017: Strong, Smart and Brave “

Shamrock Half Marathon 2015

“Courage, Dear Heart.” ~C.S. Lewis A week ago I crossed the finish line of the Newport News Marathon 8k. Over the five hilly miles, my head quickly tried to play its old tricks. By mile two I found myself thinking old thoughts of “I can’t” and “it’s too hard”. As quickly as they came, IContinue reading “Shamrock Half Marathon 2015”

Shamrock Spotlight: from the Everyday Runner to the Elites

Over the weekend, more than 28,000 runners will run the streets of the Virginia Beach oceanfront.  Every single person will show up to start line with a different purpose, a different goal, and a different strategy for the run. This is what I love most about running races. From the walkers to the elites, every singleContinue reading “Shamrock Spotlight: from the Everyday Runner to the Elites”

Shamrock Spotlight: Heidi Calma

We are so excited to be bringing you the “Shamrock Spotlight Series” on our blogs! The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 8k Races bring thousands of runners, of all ages, abilities and locations, to the Virginia Beach oceanfront every year! As J&A Racing Live Love Run Ambassadors, we decided we wanted to celebrate these races, J&A Racing, and ourContinue reading “Shamrock Spotlight: Heidi Calma”