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

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

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

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

50 Mile Ultramarathon Recovery + Halloween – Weekly Recap 10.25.20

This week flew by!  The focus of this week was to do everything I could to help my body recover from the race.  Since I signed up for a 100k in my post-race delirium, I’ve had to try to walk the line between recovery and starting to train for my next race. … Read the rest

50 Mile Training Plan Peak Week (and a move) – Weekly Recap – 9.27.20

I made an unintelligent decision.  I don’t like the word “stupid,” so we’ll just call this week unwise timing.  We moved from a third floor apartment to a two story home the same week as the peak in my 50 mile training plan. … Read the rest

Ultramarathon Training Tips – How to Train While Working

This week was somewhat better for me in regards to my training.  But pretty much everything else has been a comedically timed series of unfortunate events.  I’ll spare you the woe is me sequence, but here’s the highlights.  Work has been pretty bananas, because we have several new contracts coming out at the same time. … Read the rest