The Best Podcasts for Running

Summer runs can be incredibly brutal, with the heat, humidity, and early sunrises.  But if you have hopes for a strong fall or winter season race, summer running is unavoidable.  One of the many ways I keep myself motivated during difficult runs is to have a great podcast to listen to. … Read the rest

10 Habits of Fast, Strong Runners

About 6 years ago, I hit a major running plateau.  I trained harder and harder, but come race day my results just weren’t changing.  It was incredibly frustrating, and humbling.  At that point, I started reaching out to other runners I knew, and I realized that we all had some differences in training preferences. … 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

How to Maintain Fitness Between Races

One of the hardest questions for any runner to answer right now, is “what’s the next race on your calendar?”  Because we want to both laugh and cry when we say, “who the hell knows at this point.”  Some of us might have hopeful, tentative dates marked on the calendar that we are training for, just in case. … Read the rest

Summer Running Gear Essentials

Over the last several weeks, summer sure has made itself known.  With rising temperatures, longer days, and muggy mornings, it is clear that running strategies and gear need to be adjusted to accommodate the demands of summer running.  Even though it has been offensively hot here in Texas, I have still been able to keep my training on track, with a little help from my friends. … Read the rest

Complete Guide to Running Fuel

When I started training for my first half-marathon, I was so surprised to learn that I would probably need to eat while racing.  My mind went insane.  How in the world do you chew, swallow, and eat food while you’re moving?! … 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