Treadmill Benefits

Texas heat has been making the news, and we are spending as much time in water as possible.  We started off the week at my dads house, where my kiddo learned how to ride a mini dirt bike before we drove back to San Antonio. … Read the rest

20 Week Bump Date

This was a very long week for the baby bump and I.  The mileage got a little higher, and we had a very busy weekend.  I want to share some of the changes and higlights, so I’m going to share more of a 20 week bump date on today’s blog. … Read the rest

Embracing Body Changes

Another week of modified workouts and prenatal running is in the books. It feels like my body is changing really fast at this point, even if it doesn’t always look like it. I’m feeling a lot more pregnant this month than I was just a few weeks ago, and embracing body changes has been an interesting process so far.… Read the rest

Mother’s Day Gift Guide – For Active Moms

Mother runners and mother athletes are a special breed.  We wake up early, wear five thousand different hats during the day, squeeze in workouts when and where we can, and still find a way to show up for our families.  We’re setting examples for our kids, and making sure to take care of ourselves so we can be our best version at home. … Read the rest

Pregnancy Announcement

If you don’t follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you might be wondering where I’ve been for the past several weeks.  And the answer is pretty simple.  I’ve mostly been at home, in bed.  Pregnant.  Yay for the pregnancy announcement!… 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

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

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

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

Surviving Ultramarathon Training

My last week of 75+ miles is finally in the rear view! As much as I love high mileage training, going from 50 mile training to 100k back to back has really drained my energy reserves. Surviving ultramarathon training has been a lot more challenging than I thought it would be, but I’ve learned so much about trail running and racing that I’m excited to share.… Read the rest