Beating Boredom On Your Runs – Weekly Recap – 8.23.20

Much like last week, this week started off somewhat rough.  My brother in law being in town was so much fun, but also a little rough on my recovery.  After my long run on Saturday, I was not feeling very motivated for my second long run of the week. … Read the rest

Marathon Training Plan Round Up

Training for a half or full marathon is never an easy undertaking; especially if you are starting training in the heat of Summer. But there’s a whole lot of truth to the saying that Fall races are won in Summer. So if you have your sights set on a race that is (hopefully) happening anytime between September and November, now is the time to start considering your training plan.… Read the rest

The Best Fitness Apps In 2020

I’m gonna date myself here, but there were no iPhones in existence when I started running and working out in college.  Which meant there wasn’t a single fitness app available.  Crazy, right?  Thankfully, technology has come a long way and there are more workout, lifting, nutrition, and running apps than I could ever need. … Read the rest

How To Run A Faster Marathon – What I did to Cut Almost 2 Hours

For the last 10 years of my life, I have trained and run half and full marathons.  Despite how much I love this sport, I am not a “natural ability” runner.  Meaning, I have to fight like all hell to run 26.2 miles; even more so if I want to run them fast-ish.… Read the rest

Weekly Recap – 1.5.20 – Running In Bad Weather

This week was an interesting one.  We had a bit of travel, a bit of weather, a whole lot of running, and some bad weather.  We had some rain, we had some heat, we had some cold, and we had a lot of wind. … Read the rest

Three Best Running Gear Purchases of 2019

Running is often seen as a “cheap” form of exercise, because it doesn’t require a whole lot of equipment or gym membership fees.  However, there is an abundance of running gear available, and it can be difficult to decide what are the best running gear investments you can make.… Read the rest

The Unexpected Benefits of Running A Half-Marathon

It’s officially 2020! This New Year year I’ve been excited to hear how many people have decided that running a half-marathon for the first time (or second, fifth, or 23rd time) is one of their New Year’s resolutions.  Completing an endurance race can be life changing, and there are so many unexpected benefits of running a half-marathon. … Read the rest

Weekly Recap – 12.22.19 – Working Out While Traveling Over Holidays

This week was a whole lot of fun and a whole lot of travel.  At this point, I feel like I should start telling people that we live part-time in Dallas, since we’ve been up there three times in the last six weeks. … Read the rest

What Do Crappy Runs Mean

Last week was a rough one for me all around.  My legs felt heavy, my CrossFit WODs seemed like they were 40 minutes long, and my sleep was terrible.  Fortunately, this week has been much kinder to me, but being on the struggle bus for nearly seven days had me thinking long and hard about what crappy runs mean. … Read the rest

My Love/Hate Relationship with Turkey Trots

For the past several years, my mom and I have run the Dallas Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning.  I love running in Dallas, so it’s something I’ve looked forward to every year.  We’ve already started our trip to Dallas (we break it up by stopping for a few days at my dad’s house) for Thanksgiving, and it’s got me thinking about my love/hate relationships with Turkey Trots. … Read the rest