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

12 More Amazing Podcasts for Runners

After an incredibly long hiatus, road races are finally back on!  And with the sometimes grueling Summer season upon us, most runners are starting to plan their training schedules.  For me, training for a road or trail race isn’t going to happen unless I have something amazing to listen to. … Read the rest

Embracing Body Changes

Another week of modified workouts and prenatal running is in the books. It feels like my body is changing really fast at this point, even if it doesn’t always look like it. I’m feeling a lot more pregnant this month than I was just a few weeks ago, and embracing body changes has been an interesting process so far.… Read the rest

The Belly Only Pregnancy: My Thoughts

The belly only pregnancy has become quite the fad recently, with Instagram and YouTubers sharing “tips and secrets” for how to achieve this interesting goal.  There’s a lot of women who probably have questions, like is a belly only pregnancy safel? … Read the rest

Rebuilding Endurance

I didn’t have any interruptions to my training plans this week; which means inevitably next week will probably be a shit show.  But I’m not going to worry about that  right now, because I’m too focused on this whole rebuilding endurance thing I’m working on. … Read the rest

Mother’s Day Gift Guide – For Active Moms

Mother runners and mother athletes are a special breed.  We wake up early, wear five thousand different hats during the day, squeeze in workouts when and where we can, and still find a way to show up for our families.  We’re setting examples for our kids, and making sure to take care of ourselves so we can be our best version at home. … Read the rest

Unplanned Rest Days

This week was overall pretty great, though I did have to make some adjustments to my planned workouts.  I took a rest day on Sunday, and went for a  little walk with the boys, and I was feeling great for the first half of the week. … Read the rest

Surviving the First Trimester – As An Active Person

I’ve been pretty honest about my struggles during the first trimester.  I know a lot of women dread those first 12 weeks, and not for nothing.  The first trimester is not for the weak.  It can be especially hard for someone who is used to their body working with them, not against. … Read the rest