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

5 Lessons From My First 50 Mile Ultramarathon

My first 50 mile race felt like a blur. The first 30 miles clicked by without much thought or difficulty, but the last 20 were like a completely different race. Despite the blood, GI distress, and tired feet, I really wanted to savor every single moment.… Read the rest

Running Scared – The Spooky Stories Strava Won’t Tell You

Running is many things, but it is almost never boring.  From close calls with cars to wild life encounters, there’s plenty of things that can make a run go from routine to terrifying.  To celebrate the best holiday of the year (Halloween, obviously), I’m sharing some of the hilarious stories my favorite running buddies have shared. … Read the rest

Tapering for an Ultra Marathon

It has finally arrived, the 50 mile ultramarathon taper. For someone who really likes to run, not running quite as much isn’t exactly a vacation. Sure, it’s nice to sleep in a little later and have slightly more energy, but there’s also a little more anxiety and nervous energy that doesn’t have a convenient place to go.… Read the rest

The Best Halloween Candy for Running Fuel

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Especially for running.  From crunching on leaves, to checking out Halloween decorations, and finally not dying of heat exhaustion, the Fall season is really where it’s at for runners.  As if that isn’t enough of a reason to get the shoes laced up, there’s ALL THE HALLOWEEN CANDY. … Read the rest

Recovery Runs in Endurance Training – Weekly Recap 10.4.20

We moved into our new home!  We’ve gotten about 90% of the unpacking done, and are starting to tackle hanging things up where we want them.  We still need to buy a few bigger pieces of furniture (like our dining table), but we’re focusing on getting what we have set up to see what kind of style we really want to focus on. … Read the rest

Training For An Ultra Marathon – In a Pandemic

Remember March? The Spring Break that never ended? How could anyone forget? Way back then, I was training for the Irving Marathon. Hoping to finally nab that elusive Boston Qualifying time. When everything started shutting down, I held on to a micro-sliver of hope that my race still might happen.… 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

Avoiding Overuse Injury

Endurance running and overuse injury are two phrases that seem to appear in sentences together almost as frequently as  “Tom Cruise” and “insane Scientologist.”  And for good reason.  Running might not be considered a contact sport, but it is definitely high impact and repetitive. … Read the rest

Essential Ultramarathon Gear & How to Pack It

Running an ultramarathon is tough, but it’s not just the hours and miles.  Sometimes getting everything that you need all together, organized, and packed can take longer than the run itself.  And in this new post-pandemic world where we need to be more self-sufficient on the course than ever, those bags aren’t getting any lighter. … Read the rest