Why Running Buddies Are the Best & Why I’m Grateful For Them

As we are closing in on Thanksgiving, I am reminded that I have so much in my life to be grateful for.  I have a good job that keeps me learning and growing, I have a kid that doesn’t usually make me want to set the house on fire, and my husband is hot as hell. … Read the rest

10 Habits of Fast, Strong Runners

About 6 years ago, I hit a major running plateau.  I trained harder and harder, but come race day my results just weren’t changing.  It was incredibly frustrating, and humbling.  At that point, I started reaching out to other runners I knew, and I realized that we all had some differences in training preferences. … Read the rest

My Love/Hate Relationship with Turkey Trots

For the past several years, my mom and I have run the Dallas Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning.  I love running in Dallas, so it’s something I’ve looked forward to every year.  We’ve already started our trip to Dallas (we break it up by stopping for a few days at my dad’s house) for Thanksgiving, and it’s got me thinking about my love/hate relationships with Turkey Trots. … Read the rest

Running Postpartum – How Running Makes Us Stronger Moms

When I looked at my calendar Sunday morning to start planning out my next week, I was surprised to see that Mother’s Day happens to be this weekend.  How did I not know it was right around the corner?  Well, mom brain probably has a lot to do with it. … Read the rest

How to Reduce the Costs of Race Registrations

Earlier this week, I finally registered for the BMW Dallas Marathon in December. When I decided to run this race, I was reminded of the creative ways I have found to reduce the costs of race registrations. 

After a number of pre-race injuries and changed plans, I like to wait as long as possible to register for races, just in case something unplanned comes up. … Read the rest

Races Are Cancelled, Running Is Not

The world has completely changed in the span of three weeks.  And while these changes aren’t permanent (I certainly hope), it seems like the world isn’t going to back to normal in the immediate future.  It can feel silly and selfish to focus on something like running in a time where something like the coronavirus is happening. … Read the rest

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Runners

Do you have a special runner in your life that deserves a thoughtful Christmas gift?  Or maybe you are a runner, and you’d like to give your friends and family some pointers on what you’d like to see under the tree. … Read the rest

10 Running Nightmares

For most endurance athletes, running is usually a positive experience.  It teaches us that we can persevere and do hard things.  It allows us to decompress and process things we may be struggling with.  It gives us a community and a socially approved rationale to eat every 90 minutes or so. … Read the rest

Insane Things Only Runners Understand

This weekend I decided to complete and endurance challenge that entailed running one mile every hour for 24 hours.  For fun.  And as I was clicking away the hours, I started thinking about what a unique group of people runners are. … Read the rest

Is CrossFit For Runners?

Every runner has heard that it’s important to incorporate strength training and core work into their weekly routine, and for good reason. Running is a high-impact, repetitive movement that can be hard on the body. But runners like to run, and a lot of the time runners don’t like much else.… Read the rest

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