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

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

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

Transitioning to Trail Running – Weekly Recap – 6.7.20

This was another emotionally exhausting week. First, hearing about Dave Glassman’s lack of support for the black community and black lives matter movement, and then hearing more and more information around the disgusting culture at CrossFit, Inc head quarters. It was just heart breaking to be honest.… 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

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

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