Running In The Dark – And Staying Safe

Runners around the world are probably counting down the hours until daylight savings time.  Why?  Because while the rest of the world may love being able to sleep in late on the weekends without the rude intrusion of early morning sunlight, runners generally don’t love strolling up and down dark roads. … Read the rest

Running Without Races

This week was a nice, slow return to running and CrossFitting.  This is the first time in several years that I have been running without races on the horizon.  It definitely means that I’m approaching my running differently, but I’m having a great time so. … Read the rest

Recovering From A Bad Run

When I first started running, every mile felt like a Herculean effort.  It took months, but once my runs started to feel less like I was dying, and more like I was moving, I really enjoyed my training.  Mostly.  So, I was really surprised when a few weeks later, I had what I thought was the worst run of my life. … Read the rest

Running Breaks

I have to be honest, I am still riding high on last week’s race memories.  It’s funny how the memories change over time, and you have a more difficult time remembering all the struggles in detail, but the feeling of crossing the finish line is still so fresh. … Read the rest

Bandera 100k UltraMarathon Race Recap

The One With All Of The Headlamps

Now that I’ve had some time to eat and sleep, I’m excited to share everything that went down at the Bandera 100k ultramarathon.  And believe me, there’s a whole lot to talk about.  From critter sightings to multiple headlamp issues, I’ve got lots of stories to tell. … Read the rest

UltraMarathon Drop Bag Tips

I RAN A 100K RACE!  Which is incredible, and hard, and a little bit traumatic if I’m being completely honest.  But it was an amazing experience, and I want to do a full race recap with all of the details later this week. … Read the rest

100K UltraMarathon Taper

This was the second week of my 100k taper.  This is definitely the longest taper I’ve ever programmed, but I think it will pay off on race day.  It was definitely a weird week between Christmas and New Years.  I worked Monday through Wednesday, and then had Thursday and Friday off for the holiday. … Read the rest

4 Signs of OverTraining

With 2020 being such a cluster of a year, I wasn’t surprised to hear that more athletes are finding themselves over-exercising.  Not familiar with that particular term?  Well, before we get started, it’s important to know that just about any healthy coping skill for dealing with emotional difficulties can become unhealthy once it becomes compulsive. … Read the rest

UltraMarathon Fueling

Before I get into anything, I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!  My husband and I agreed that this year was the best Christmas we’ve had as a family, since it was our first holiday in our own home.  We bought our first house a couple of years ago, but with plans to rent it out as an income property. … Read the rest

Diet Culture & Athletes

Since the beginning of humanity, people have been differentiated from animals through our level of self-awareness.  We know that we are people, that we have thoughts, and that we have self-determination.  Which can be really great.  But it also means that we are generally consumed with thinking about……ourselves. … Read the rest