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

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

Fixing My GI Distress – Weekly Recap – 5.30.20

This was a solid week of training for me, but another tough week emotionally. To continuously see images of overt police brutality has been really weighing on me, and it’s made me reflect on how exhausted the black community must be feeling at this point.… Read the rest

Memorial Day Murph CrossFit Workout- Weekly Recap – 5.24.20

For my birthday this year, I was blessed with a lovely down week.  Monday we celebrated Memorial Day as we have every year for the past 5 years; with the Memorial Day Murph workout at the CrossFit box.  I want to share more about the workout in just a bit. … Read the rest

What Sports Taught Me About Hard Times

One of the reasons I have been so passionate about encouraging other people, women in particular, to consider engaging in some sort of physical activity is the incredible emotional benefits.  I don’t know if I ever would have recognized my own strength and grit had I not fallen into running and CrossFitting. … Read the rest

Virtual Trail Racing – Weekly Recap – 5.17.20

This week marked the end of my base building.  My mileage was high, and I felt good all week.  On Saturday, I wrapped up my base building with a little virtual trail racing.  After this week, I’ll take a deload week with some lower mileage. … Read the rest

Fitting in Training – Weekly Recap – 5.10.20

The base building continued this week, and I am happy to report that I finally feel like my energy is on the upswing!  I’m still loving an early bedtime and evenings on the couch, but I am definitely feeling less depleted. … Read the rest

Managing Fatigue In Training – Weekly Recap – 5.2.20

This week was a fairly easy going base building week, with a mixture of road and trail miles. My body continues to feel pretty good and strong overall, I’m still loving the trails, but I am still somewhat tired. Not dragging myself around the house like a narcoleptic level of tired, but also not having any difficult getting to sleep.… Read the rest

Staying Mentally Healthy During COVID-19

The National Association of Mental Health estimates that over 25% of the American population struggles with mental health.  I am no exception.  High functioning anxiety has long been a way of life for me, and it’s something that prompted me to pursue a career in mental health. … Read the rest