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
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
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
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 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
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
Around this time of year running trails and gyms seem to explode with traffic. While some may complain about the new faces, it always makes me happy to see people motivated to pursue health with more intention. Sticking with a new running or exercise habit can be difficult, though. … Read the rest
This week was New Years, and while I’m not a huge fan of resolutions, I am a fan of reflection and learning. I realized during my long run that I have consistently been working out consistently, in some form or fashion, for a decade at this point.