How Runners Prepare for Fall

It was the last week of summer vacation for our little dude!  I would love to say this summer just flew by, but with him basically being home since Spring break of 2020 and the fact that I’m exhaustingly pregnant, well that would be a lie. … Read the rest

7 Tips for Race Day Morning

With Fall just around the corner, that only means one thing for road runners.  Racing season is nearly here!  Having run more races than I could ever count, I have a few tried and true tips for race morning that I am excited to share. … Read the rest

How Being Pregnant Is Like Running An Ultramarathon

Some people say that pregnancy is a marathon, not a sprint.  And while I think pregnancy is just as hard as a marathon, in my opinion being pregnant is like running an ultramarathon.  Since I’ve been missing the longer distances and trails lately, I decided to write down all the ways being pregnant is similar to an ultramarathon. … Read the rest

Pregnancy Friendly Cardio

This week offered absolutely no break from the Summer heat wave, which has me considering the possibility of working in other types of pregnancy friendly cardio.  At this point, I’m still comfortable running (as much as you can expect to be when it’s a million degrees outside), but in the near future I may have to venture outside of my traditional running routine.  … 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

6 Month Bump Date

After my birthday weekend, I was feeling a little depleted.  Heading into my 6th month of pregnancy, I’ve definitely had a little more fatigue.  I’m really happy, however to be reaching the week of viability, and sharing my 6 month bump date. … 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

Trail Running While Pregnant

I am so happy to report that this week was much less eventful (and stressful) than last week!  I was even able to get another trail run in the books, which I am more than celebrating!  When I was in the middle of morning sickness, I honestly didn’t know if trail running while pregnant was going to be a possibility. … Read the rest