Marathon Racing Costs & How to Save 70%

One of the statements that I hear from coaching clients regularly is that they are surprised at the cost of destination races and marathon racing costs.  This shouldn’t come as a huge shock, as travel and vacations are generally not considered cheap. … Read the rest

BMW Dallas Marathon Race Review

The BMW Dallas Marathon is officially in my top three favorite races.  I honestly have nothing but positive things to say about my experience with this race, which is rare for me because I am excellent in identifying issues.  Every part of this race, though, from the expo to the post-race finish area was executed perfectly. … Read the rest

Marathon Prep: The Night Before A Big Race

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting with one of my clients to discuss her preparations for her first half-marathon.  As we chatted about her nerves and excitement, it hit me that it’s been almost a decade since my first race. … Read the rest

20.4 (Where I Learned Pistols Are From Satan)

Thursday night, after Trick or Treating with my boys, I decided to do a quick CrossFit check, to see what sort of treat I was in for on Friday.  This was the first Open WOD that had me psychotically laughing.  The idea of pistol squats after 90 box jumps is the definition of psychotic. … Read the rest

20.3 & The Dumb Mistake I Won’t Make Twice

Every year during the open, at least one workout is a repeat from a previous year.  Each time the repeat WOD is announced, CrossFitters everywhere let out a collective groan.  We remember the pain, and pray for evidence that we have grown stronger since we the first time we experienced whatever hellacious WOD we are about to repeat. … Read the rest

Howard Peak Greenway Trail System

Locals in San Antonio know that the city boasts a great variety of trails, especially for a major metropolitan area.  The Texas hill country in general is one of my favorite area’s to run.  The views are amazing, the terrain is varied, and the rolling slopes are guaranteed to build leg strength. … Read the rest

10 Running Nightmares

For most endurance athletes, running is usually a positive experience.  It teaches us that we can persevere and do hard things.  It allows us to decompress and process things we may be struggling with.  It gives us a community and a socially approved rationale to eat every 90 minutes or so. … Read the rest

Weekly Recap 10.13.19

This was another week of travel for me, which adds a layer of difficulty.  Thankfully, I was in Austin, and there’s no excuse to be lazy in that city.  I finished out the week with three WODs and just over 50 miles of running. … Read the rest

Weekly Recap 10.6.19

I want to do a recap of my week as a way of tracking my own progress, and hopefully giving a peek into how I make all the things I am interested work.

This Weeks Workouts

How the Runs Felt
Most of my runs felt pretty great this week. … Read the rest

My Story

Hi, I’m Andrea.  I am a wife, a mother, a crossfitter, a runner, self-diagnosed introvert, and now a blogger.  Every good blog needs an origin story, and before I share why I have decided to broadcast my story on a public platform (which feels weird to an introvert like me), I figured I would share a little bit of my history. … Read the rest