In November I made the decision to take on the NaNoWriMo challenge which I am proud to say I completed! I wrote a (terrible!) 50,000 word novel in under 30 days. This is why you haven't heard from me. While I still made running a priority, writing about it was impossible while I was slogging … Continue reading November Recap: Race for CHiPS & Turkey Trot for Project Echo
Here you will find my Guilty Pop Playlist, Ctrl Alt Del Playlist (full of 90's alternative) and more. Amanda Lea on Spotify
Boy does time fly when you have a half marathon ahead of you. The day of the race seemed to really sneak up on me this year and now I can't really believe how far away it seems. I would like to begin this post by saying that I love Baltimore and I love … Continue reading Baltimore Running Festival 1/2 Marathon for BoMF
On October 1st I ran the Shatterproof Rise Up Against Addiction 5K along side my dear friend Lynell and 3000 other people committed to fighting the stigma that keeps so many people struggling with addiction from getting the help they need. Shatterproof is committed to helping individuals and families affected by addiction with a focus on … Continue reading Rise Up: SHATTERPROOF 5k
For the second year in a row I ran the Tunnel 2 Towers race for the Stephen Siller Foundation. Last year I ran with my folks, but this year I am proud to say I ran with a team of my coworkers sponsored by Myriad as part of our charitable giving initiative. Our team ran … Continue reading Tunnel 2 Towers 2017
As I may have mentioned in previous posts, I am a huge fan of podcasts, I listen to podcasts about news and politics, podcasts about movies and representation in Hollywood and above all else, MURDER. One podcast in particular I love is My Favorite Murder because aside from being fucking amazing, the community of fans- … Continue reading MurderRunnos: A My Favorite Murder themed running group
The Race to the "Creek" 5K took place on the 4th of July to raise money for the Patuxent High Cross Country team (That was my high school 100 years ago!). When my mom sent me a link to sign up for this 5K I was excited that I would be visiting Maryland that week … Continue reading Race to the “Creek” 5K
Another year another maniac. I've written before about this gritty muddy obstacle race and how dirty and intense it is, and all of that is still true. As the day of the race approached I found myself fearing certain obstacles more than in years previous. Year one, I tumbled over the "Blobstacle" with a decidedly … Continue reading Rugged Maniac 2017!
On June 3rd I joined some of my Rugged Maniac team mates for a fun run that bills it'self as "The World’s first Running Music Festival" at the Aviator Sports & Events Center in Brooklyn. The Night Nation Run website states clearly that if you are hoping for a PR, this is probably not the … Continue reading Night Nation Run!