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

The Importance of Rest in Training

Miles were back up this week, and after a week of rest, I felt great for most of the week.  I’m so guilty of wanting to skip the rest part of recovery, but it always catches up to me.  It’s a huge mistake to discount the importance of rest in training, but it can take some practice (and sometimes bad experiences) to learn how to listen to your body and respect its need for down time. … Read the rest

2020 Gift Guide for Runners

2020 has been a rough year for all of us, but thankfully Christmas is just around the corner.  Which means lots of chocolate, carbs, and Christmas gifts!  If you’ve got a runner who deserves a little extra love this holiday season, here’s some amazing gift ideas for runners that will make you the most popular gift giver on the track! … Read the rest

Recovery Runs – Weekly Recap – 11.22.20

A much needed recovery week comes to a close!  This recovery week fell at just the right time, with the Thanksgiving holiday weekend taking a lot more of my time and energy than I had planned.  I ran a full marathon for my long run last Saturday, and had planned to run 13-15 miles on Sunday, but I was just not up for it. … Read the rest

The Year Without a Turkey Trot

Every November, Americans are bombarded with advertisements and commercials.  We’re encouraged to buy everything from stocking stuffers to new cars, and in the middle of all of it are the turkey trots.  The inaugural turkey trot took place in Buffalo, New York in 1896! … Read the rest

Running Gear for Any Weather

Getting dressed is easy, right?  As adults, we’ve been selecting weather appropriate clothing for at least a few years.  So you would think that getting dressed to go for a run wouldn’t be too difficult to figure out.  But make one or two mistakes, and you could find yourself incredibly uncomfortable, blistered, or frost-bitten. … Read the rest

Back in the Box – Weekly Recap – 11.8.20

My second week 100k ultramarathon training is in the books, and I’m (mostly) feeling great.  I’m also happy to report that when it comes to CrossFit, I am officially back in the box!  Even though I’ve been strength training consistently, it’s still a shock to the system to be throwing myself back into these high intensity workouts and heavier weights. … 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

100K Ultra Marathon Training – Weekly Recap – 11.1.20

This week was technically my first week of 100k ultra marathon training.  I know, I have fully lost my mind with this trail running business, but I just couldn’t not go for it.  Going from 50 miles to 62(ish) isn’t exactly a life altering jump; I mean once you’ve run 50 miles, adding a half-marathon probably feels like nothing! … Read the rest