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

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

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

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

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

Being Naturally Un-Athletic Is A Gift

Merry Christmas! I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday filled with gifts, and treats, and happiness. As part of the holiday festivities, I thought it would be fun to share one of the greatest and most unassuming gifts I’ve received in my adult life.… Read the rest

Weekly Recap – 12.8.19 – The Taper

This week was all marathon taper.  I completely shifted my normal schedule to front load my week so that I had plenty of rest towards the end of the week, which felt like a good choice.  I traveled for work on Wednesday morning after my workout, and did my 6 mile run that afternoon on the treadmill. … Read the rest

Marathon Tapering On Hansons

I am finally in my last week before the marathon, and in full marathon taper mode!  This will be the 8th marathon distance race I’ve run, so tapering is not a new concept.  However, marathon tapering on Hansons is fairly different from any other taper I have done in the past. … Read the rest

Traveling to Races With Kids

The holiday season is definitely upon us, and between visiting friends and family and a winter race, it seems that I’m spending much more time in the car with my kid than any place else.  As thankful as I am that we have the ability to get all of this family travel accomplished, it can still be rather draining. … Read the rest