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

6 Month Bump Date

After my birthday weekend, I was feeling a little depleted.  Heading into my 6th month of pregnancy, I’ve definitely had a little more fatigue.  I’m really happy, however to be reaching the week of viability, and sharing my 6 month bump date. … Read the rest

Summer Running Gear Essentials

Memorial Day has come and gone, which only means one thing.  Summer has officially arrived.  For a lot of runners, fall race training starts soon, if not now.  Summer running can be one tough beast, but running gear has come a long way to helping runners stay somewhat cool. … Read the rest

Birthday Trip & Working Out While Traveling

This was a busy week for the Brambila boys and I.  I celebrated my 34th birthday on Friday, and we had plans to stay at a resort for part of the weekend.  Normally, I like working out while traveling, even when we’re on vacation. … Read the rest

Pre-Run Routine: The Dynamic Warm-Up

As a full time working mom, there are few days that I am not tempted to just run out the door as fast as possible, without a good dynamic warm-up.  As a running coach, I know what this could eventually do to my body, and saving those 7-10 minutes just isn’t worth it. … Read the rest

Trail Running While Pregnant

I am so happy to report that this week was much less eventful (and stressful) than last week!  I was even able to get another trail run in the books, which I am more than celebrating!  When I was in the middle of morning sickness, I honestly didn’t know if trail running while pregnant was going to be a possibility. … Read the rest

Summer Running: The Pros & Cons (& how to deal with them)

With Memorial Day just around the corner, and temperatures rising all over the country, it is clear that Summer is on its way.  And for some runners, the extra sunshine is a welcome guest.  For other runners, Summer running is a beast! … Read the rest

Active Recovery

This was a somewhat difficult week for me.  I started off not feeling great Sunday and Monday after my cousins wedding.  I was hoping to get up and go for a run Monday morning, but when I was still feeling sick by Sunday night, I knew the best option for me was to sleep in and let my body recover a little more. … Read the rest

20 Week Bump Date

This was a very long week for the baby bump and I.  The mileage got a little higher, and we had a very busy weekend.  I want to share some of the changes and higlights, so I’m going to share more of a 20 week bump date on today’s blog. … Read the rest