My Pretty Brown Fit

Races

A Run For Their Lives! – OHOH 5K/10K/1Mile Fun Run

I first heard about Open Hands Overflowing Hearts (OHOH) thanks to my Princess friends. OHOH was founded by Princess Kayla Perry who was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma back in 2012. It was obvious that funding for pediatric cancer research was very scarce so Kayla’s passion was to change that. You must read her story! She is […] Read more…

I Said “Yes” and It Changed My Life.

This past Saturday I traveled to Meridian, MS to conquer 26.2 miles in the Magnolia Marathon. Once again, I did something that I thought was impossible. This marathon was life changing in so many ways. Every challenge that I face reveals something new. I witnessed a journey of triumph, strength, and perseverance. It was also […] Read more…

Who’s Celebrating 15 Years With Me? #RunMercedes

Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary February 12-14, 2016! Woo-hoo! Birmingham’s Premier Marathon Weekend Event (and one of my favorite weekends out of the year) includes: a Marathon, Half-Marathon, Relay, 5K, and Kids Marathon. The Mercedes Half marked a pivotal point on my running journey. Mercedes was my first half marathon and […] Read more…

2015 Run the Bluegrass Half Marathon Recap!

 Run the Bluegrass was truly an EXPERIENCE! It was held March 28, 2015 in beautiful Lexington, Kentucky. My HB signed us both up for this race–more so of a surprise to me. I’ll admit…I smiled when I received the confirmation in my inbox. The HB is a “Bling Chaser” (i.e., he runs for the shine, […] Read more…

MCM 40: The Countdown + Training Smart

Training for the Marine Corps Marathon kicked off this past Monday! Woo-hoo! Nervous and excited much, Artney? Why yes, I am! I will be Running with the Marines in less than 125 days! Cue “Eye of the Tiger”! I have also been working on Shredding weight over the past month and I will continue to […] Read more…

I’m Running To Help Military Families!

I will be running with Team Fisher House in the 40th Marine Corps Marathon in October! When I heard about TFH and their support towards helping military families, I wanted in. When I received a personal phone call from one of the founders, who is also a military spouse/runner, welcoming me to the team I […] Read more…

I Did It Again…I’m Disneyland Bound! + Smart Snacking

Yesterday, I registered for my third runDisney race which will be held at the Happiest Place on Earth! In September, I’ll be going from Coast to Coast (pun intended) for the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna! I will also be running the Dumbo Double Dare challenge! Did I mention it’s the 10th Anniversary […] Read more…