Tripping on Trails – Weekly Recap – 7.5.20

Well, this was an interesting week for me.  My mileage was fairly high, and I had quite a few early morning work meetings.  It has been approximately 4 million degrees down here, so I was not interested in running in the afternoon or evening. … Read the rest

CrossFit, Post Greg Glassman

It has been a season of scandals and change over at CrossFit HQ.  Several weeks ago, I shared that I had made the difficult decision to leave CrossFit after hearing about the incredibly toxic and oppressive climate within CrossFit HQ.  While I had never personally experienced any racism or sexism inside the boxes I have been a member of, I just did not feel like I could continue to support the brand in any way. … Read the rest

Time Hacks for Busy Runners

Every running plan can be adapted and adjusted to meet individual needs.  However every single training plan has one thing in common; running takes time.  And the more you love the sport, it becomes more likely that your running habit will become more time consuming. … Read the rest

Hill Workouts – Weekly Recap – 6.28.20

Happy belated Fourth of July!  While my boys and I don’t generally go all out for this summer holiday, I do love having some time off work.  I started off the week with an extra weekend day, because I took a day off for the boys’ birthday last week. … Read the rest

The Best Podcasts for Running

Summer runs can be incredibly brutal, with the heat, humidity, and early sunrises.  But if you have hopes for a strong fall or winter season race, summer running is unavoidable.  One of the many ways I keep myself motivated during difficult runs is to have a great podcast to listen to. … Read the rest

Modifying Workouts – Weekly Recap – 6.21.20

This week was a fun one.  My running schedule was centered around my first hill workout.  I’ve had a lot of fun learning new skills on the trail and challenging myself in ways that I haven’t before.  I was somewhat intimidated by the incline of the trail I picked, but I was looking forward to new adventures, and the workout did not disappoint. … 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

How Exercise Restored My Postpartum Mental Health

One of the questions new coaching clients sometimes ask me is about how and why I started running and lifting regularly.  I’m always honest about the fact that exercise is one of the few things that I felt like helped me manage my mental health difficulties. … Read the rest

Recovery Weeks – Weekly Recap – 6.14.20

This was definitely a week of transition for me. My running programming had this week scheduled as a recovery week, which I didn’t hate one bit. I also spent some time figuring out where I want to workout since leaving my CrossFit box last week.… Read the rest