How Stress Impacts Training & Running

There are few things that are unavoidable in life.  Besides taxes and death, stress is something you can count on to rear its head and make itself known during seasons of life.  And for me, the last couple of months have felt like a hell of a season. … Read the rest

100 Mile Running Week – Weekly Recap – 8.2.20

This week, I ran 100 miles.  Which absolutely blows my mind.  I started counting miles towards my 100 mile running week on Monday, and hit Monday on Sunday.  I decided to use this goal as a way of honoring and bringing more awareness to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. … Read the rest

The Last Mile Is The Longest

When you are in elementary Science classes, you learn that there are certain distances that are standardized, so that everyone has the same understanding.  Instead of saying “not too far away,” you might say half a mile.  Usually, this is fine. … Read the rest

Ultimate Guide to Running Hydration

Before I started running regularly, my hydration plan consisted mostly of coffee, iced tea, and alcohol.  College years, most of us had them.  But one summer into training for my half-marathon plan, I quickly learned what happens when you don’t drink enough water. … Read the rest

Surviving High Mileage Training Weeks – Weekly Recap – 7.19.20

This week, we were back up to high mileage training.  I’ve been anxious to see big numbers in my training, and I’m definitely starting to feel like I’m really training for an ultra-marathon.  As part of my training, I had previously thought about doing a 100 mile week as a fun challenge for myself, after watching Ethan Newberry document his 100 mile for his YouTube show The Ginger Runner. … Read the rest

Running Gear for Every Workout

Running gear has come a long over the last decade.  When I started running, I carried the same gear (which was an iPod mini) on every single run.  These days, I’ve found that the right gear can go a long way to helping runs feel more enjoyable, efficient, and keep everything you need within reach. … Read the rest

When Rest and Recovery is Hard – Weekly Recap – 7.12.20

Another recovery week in the books.  But in full transparency, I didn’t do the best job of recovering.  I found it really hard to just rest and relax and enjoy the decrease in miles and difficulty.  Sometimes in training, I’m pushing so hard that the recovery weeks feel just as taxing as other weeks, and this sort of forces me to take it easy. … Read the rest

Staying Motivated to Workout Alone

When I first started running, my only motivation was to beat my mom in the half-marathon.  And honestly, I very quickly enlisted the help of a few friends who were already running.  Initially, I hated running on my own.  It was back in the days of iPods, and I just didn’t feel confident in tracking mileage and planning running routes all on my own. … Read the rest

CrossFit, Post Greg Glassman

It has been a season of scandals and change over at CrossFit HQ.  Several weeks ago, I shared that I had made the difficult decision to leave CrossFit after hearing about the incredibly toxic and oppressive climate within CrossFit HQ.  While I had never personally experienced any racism or sexism inside the boxes I have been a member of, I just did not feel like I could continue to support the brand in any way. … Read the rest

Time Hacks for Busy Runners

Every running plan can be adapted and adjusted to meet individual needs.  However every single training plan has one thing in common; running takes time.  And the more you love the sport, it becomes more likely that your running habit will become more time consuming. … Read the rest