Must Have Running Gear Blogger Round Up

Running is not an easy sport.  Endurance running, even less so.  And unfortunately, there’s no magic pill to make training any easier, but that’s probably why we love it so much.  While new or expensive running gear won’t make you throw down miles like Kipchoge, there are some must have running gear options that can make a huge difference in how comfortable, entertained, or safe you are on the roads, trails, and during recovery.… Read the rest

Running & Mental Toughness – Weekly Recap – 2.2.20

This was another busy week for me.  I was out of town all week for work, and had all day meetings.  Ugh.  Fortunately, I was still able to get in all of my training this week.  With all of the travel, and a few unplanned difficulties, this week certainly tested the limits of my mental toughness.… Read the rest

Balancing Career and Fitness Goals – Weekly Recap – 1.26.20

This was a hectic week for me. I had work events all week starting Tuesday. Which once again meant I hit my peopling quota by mid-week. I also had a couple of short work trips during the week, which meant a lot of packing and repacking.… Read the rest

How to Save Money on Running Gear Without Buying Cheap

Anyone whose read a handful of these blog posts, or who knows me in real life, knows that I hate spending money.  It’s a thing for me.  And even though I love running and CrossFitting so much, I still don’t want to spend money on things like a Garmin watch or lifting shoes. … 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… Read the rest

Long Runs with Speed Workouts – Weekly Recap – 1.19.20

I want to start out by saying a huge “thank you” to everyone who sent messages of support and shared my posts last week.  That definitely put some more pep in my step.  This week felt much better in terms of anxiety levels. … Read the rest

Hansons Marathon Method Review

I’ve shared that I had great results training with the Hansons Marathon Method.  I think the program played a huge role in my recent 14 minute PR at the Dallas Marathon.  In fact, I loved the process and results of the Hansons Marathon Method so much that I have decided to follow the program again for my upcoming Boston Qualifying attempt. … Read the rest

Exercise And Anxiety – Weekly Recap – 1.12.19 –

This week was pretty a pretty standard one when it comes to CrossFit and running. I traveled a little for work, and had some stressful days. Stress is a great trigger for anxiety for me (I know, I’m a lucky girl).… Read the rest

Running Nutrition, the Female Athlete Triad, Counting Macros, and Running

Running and nutrition have long been synonymous, and for a long time runners were told that lighter = faster.  Thankfully, runners like Mary Cain, Tina Muir,  and Amelia Boone are getting honest about the pressure to stay small, and how it has negatively impacted not only their running performance, but their mental health. … 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