Run Rise Retreat Recap

This weekend is not easy to summarize.  I’ve gone to a lot of blogging conferences and events, but this retreat was completely different.


It was perfect.  The pace was relaxed and full of fun activities but not over-scheduled. The setting was stunning.  And best of all, it was a warm, inviting group of women.  No one trying to prove themselves or playing the popularity game.  Just kind, genuine women with time to connect over running and beyond.

Run Rise Retreat beach

Despite the chilly temps, the beach was gorgeous!


We ran

Run Rise retreat beach running

We had some amazing meals

Run Rise retreat breakfastThanks to Lucy’s, a local (to Maine) granola and Stonyfield for our delicious breakfast!


Run Rise retreat pizzaElevation Burger for lunch Saturday and some incredible pizza Saturday night!


We were spoiled with amazing swag and gifts

Run Rise retreat mantrasI am in love with these bracelets from Momentum Jewelry!


Rise Run Retreat sponsorsA huge thank you to all of our amazing sponsors!


Rise Run Retreat SwagSarah had each LL Bean tote bag embroidered with our handle!


Christine led us in a fantastic yoga class

Run Rise Retreat yoga

… and we racedRun Rise retreat maine half marathon

My race recap is coming soon.  It went so much better than I expected!


All in all, a pretty amazing experience.  My body is tired but my heart is full.

Thank you to Sarah and Jes for all the work behind the scenes to pull this off!

Have you been to Maine?

Have you ever run a race with a group of friends?

36 thoughts on “Run Rise Retreat Recap

  1. I’ve been trying to put into words the amazing experience from the weekend but there really aren’t any. It was definitely more about actions. We all genuinely care about each other. We listened. We laughed. We just enjoyed the presence of each others company. I’m so glad we got to hang out a little more. I can’t wait to we see each other again!
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  2. So much love in this weekend!! Women runners uniting and spending a wonderful weekend together. I was following along on social media and it looked so amazing and special!!
    Congrats on an awesome race!! Looking forward to the recap!
    I’m so glad we got to meet and hang out in LA – hope to see you soon!!! xo
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