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

Running Without Races

This week was a nice, slow return to running and CrossFitting.  This is the first time in several years that I have been running without races on the horizon.  It definitely means that I’m approaching my running differently, but I’m having a great time so. … Read the rest

Staying Safe While Running Solo

Being a lady runner has so many positives; amazing running groups, friends who have the best purse snacks, and a valid reason to spend multiple days in athleisure wear.  Unfortunately, we also face some unique challenges, especially when it comes staying safe on our runs. … Read the rest

Running Scared – The Spooky Stories Strava Won’t Tell You

Running is many things, but it is almost never boring.  From close calls with cars to wild life encounters, there’s plenty of things that can make a run go from routine to terrifying.  To celebrate the best holiday of the year (Halloween, obviously), I’m sharing some of the hilarious stories my favorite running buddies have shared. … 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

How to Keep Running When You Want to Quit

Endurance running is not an easy sport.  Running for multiple hours pushes your body and your mind in ways that can’t be adequately described.  There has come a point in every single race that I have run where each step forward is a mental battle between my mind and my body screaming at me to stop, and my heart willing me to continue moving forward. … 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

7 Tips for Fueling for Performance

In a world that celebrates very few body types, it’s almost an act of rebellion to fuel for performance, rather than “diet and exercise.”  But fortunately, more female athletes are understanding the importance fueling adequately, and focusing more on athletic performance than pure aesthetics. … Read the rest

UltraMarathon Fueling

Before I get into anything, I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!  My husband and I agreed that this year was the best Christmas we’ve had as a family, since it was our first holiday in our own home.  We bought our first house a couple of years ago, but with plans to rent it out as an income property. … Read the rest

7 Tips for Staying Active During the Holidays

The holiday season is definitely upon us.  Every year I have clients who tell me they struggle to stay active during the holiday season.  Between travel, spending time with the family, and trying to cram 40 hours of work into 3 days, it can feel overwhelming. … Read the rest