How To Run A Faster Marathon – What I did to Cut Almost 2 Hours

For the last 10 years of my life, I have trained and run half and full marathons.  Despite how much I love this sport, I am not a “natural ability” runner.  Meaning, I have to fight like all hell to run 26.2… Read the rest

Long Runs with Speed Workouts – Weekly Recap – 1.19.20

I want to start out by saying a huge “thank you” to everyone who sent messages of support and shared my posts last week.  That definitely put some more pep in my step.  This week felt much better in terms of anxiety levels. … Read the rest

Hansons Marathon Method Review

I’ve shared that I had great results training with the Hansons Marathon Method.  I think the program played a huge role in my recent 14 minute PR at the Dallas Marathon.  In fact, I loved the process and results of the Hansons Marathon Method so much that I have decided to follow the program again for my upcoming Boston Qualifying attempt. … Read the rest

Exercise And Anxiety – Weekly Recap – 1.12.19 –

This week was pretty a pretty standard one when it comes to CrossFit and running. I traveled a little for work, and had some stressful days. Stress is a great trigger for anxiety for me (I know, I’m a lucky girl).… Read the rest

The Liar Mile: Why The First Mile Sucks

Running is hard.  The difficult is a big part of the reason that people have a hard time developing a consistent running practice, and it’s why running a 10k, half-marathon, or full marathon is such an accomplishment.  A lot of beginner runners assume that after a few weeks of training, running will get easier. … Read the rest

Running Nutrition, the Female Athlete Triad, Counting Macros, and Running

Running and nutrition have long been synonymous, and for a long time runners were told that lighter = faster.  Thankfully, runners like Mary Cain, Tina Muir,  and Amelia Boone are getting honest about the pressure to stay small, and how it has negatively impacted not only their running performance, but their mental health. … Read the rest

Weekly Recap – 1.5.20 – Running In Bad Weather

This week was an interesting one.  We had a bit of travel, a bit of weather, a whole lot of running, and some bad weather.  We had some rain, we had some heat, we had some cold, and we had a lot of wind. … Read the rest

Is CrossFit For Runners?

Every runner has heard that it’s important to incorporate strength training and core work into their weekly routine, and for good reason. Running is a high-impact, repetitive movement that can be hard on the body. But runners like to run, and a lot of the time runners don’t like much else.… Read the rest

15 Amazing Podcasts for Running & Working Out

Around this time of year running trails and gyms seem to explode with traffic.  While some may complain about the new faces, it always makes me happy to see people motivated to pursue health with more intention.  Sticking with a new running or exercise habit can be difficult, though. … Read the rest