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

Diet Culture & Athletes

Since the beginning of humanity, people have been differentiated from animals through our level of self-awareness.  We know that we are people, that we have thoughts, and that we have self-determination.  Which can be really great.  But it also means that we are generally consumed with thinking about……ourselves. … Read the rest

Surviving Ultramarathon Training

My last week of 75+ miles is finally in the rear view! As much as I love high mileage training, going from 50 mile training to 100k back to back has really drained my energy reserves. Surviving ultramarathon training has been a lot more challenging than I thought it would be, but I’ve learned so much about trail running and racing that I’m excited to share.… Read the rest

5 Things That Have Made Me A Better Trail Runner

A little over a year ago, I started the adventure of trail running.  Transitioning from roads to trails was an adventure that was full of less than graceful falls, lots of running gear experimentation, and very long race days.  At this point, I am by no means a professional trail runner; maybe not even a very good one. … Read the rest

Strength Training for Runners

Mileage stayed up this, but I had a few more struggles than last week.  It’s finally the last month of training, and I am beyond ready for a little training break after this race.  My CrossFit box started a new strength cycle this week, which meant retesting some of the olympic lifts to get 1 rep max numbers to base percentages off of. … 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

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