10 Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Marathon

It’s been over 10 years since I ran my first marathon, and it’s an experience I will never forget.  Not just because of how great it was to cross that finish line for the first time, but also because it was probably the worst race I’ve ever run. … Read the rest

Must Have Maternity Gear

Now that I am finally in my final trimester, I am starting to look forward to not being pregnant soon.  I still have a ways to go, but the discomfort of pregnancy has definitely set in.  Fortunately, I’ve still been able to workout consistently, which I think has helped me stay as comfortable as possible. … Read the rest

Treadmill Benefits

Texas heat has been making the news, and we are spending as much time in water as possible.  We started off the week at my dads house, where my kiddo learned how to ride a mini dirt bike before we drove back to San Antonio. … Read the rest

Balancing Running & Family Life

We had another fun and busy weekend over here!  Summer is in full swing, which means spending as much time finding fun things to do with my 7 year old.  It’s really hitting me that this will be his last summer as an only child, and my husband and I are doing everything we can to make it as fun as possible. … Read the rest

7 Tips for Fueling for Performance

In a world that celebrates very few body types, it’s almost an act of rebellion to fuel for performance, rather than “diet and exercise.”  But fortunately, more female athletes are understanding the importance fueling adequately, and focusing more on athletic performance than pure aesthetics. … Read the rest

Summer Running Gear Essentials

Memorial Day has come and gone, which only means one thing.  Summer has officially arrived.  For a lot of runners, fall race training starts soon, if not now.  Summer running can be one tough beast, but running gear has come a long way to helping runners stay somewhat cool. … Read the rest

Pre-Run Routine: The Dynamic Warm-Up

As a full time working mom, there are few days that I am not tempted to just run out the door as fast as possible, without a good dynamic warm-up.  As a running coach, I know what this could eventually do to my body, and saving those 7-10 minutes just isn’t worth it. … Read the rest

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

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

Focusing On Strength

My mileage is back up to what I would consider a fairly reasonable level. Running 40-50 miles has always been a pretty comfortable place for my body, and it gives me the opportunity to focus on other area’s without ditching running all together.… Read the rest