Staying Mentally Healthy During COVID-19

The National Association of Mental Health estimates that over 25% of the American population struggles with mental health.  I am no exception.  High functioning anxiety has long been a way of life for me, and it’s something that prompted me to pursue a career in mental health. … Read the rest

Insane Things Only Runners Understand

This weekend I decided to complete and endurance challenge that entailed running one mile every hour for 24 hours.  For fun.  And as I was clicking away the hours, I started thinking about what a unique group of people runners are. … Read the rest

Races Are Cancelled, Running Is Not

The world has completely changed in the span of three weeks.  And while these changes aren’t permanent (I certainly hope), it seems like the world isn’t going to back to normal in the immediate future.  It can feel silly and selfish to focus on something like running in a time where something like the coronavirus is happening. … Read the rest

The Ultimate Guide to Running A Virtual Race

After the coronavirus cancelled my marathon this month, I made the decision to run the marathon virtually.  I wanted to push myself in a way that I hadn’t ever before, and remind myself of how strong I am during this time of stress and anxiety. … Read the rest

Shelter in Place: Lessons Learned – Weekly Recap 3.22.20

This is a week I will not forget anytime soon. It was the week that I ran a virtual marathon; 26.2 solo miles on my feet. All to remind myself that in these uncertain and often scary times, I am still much stronger than I know.… Read the rest

Endurance Racing – It’s Going to Hurt

When I tell people that I run marathons for fun, one of the most frequently asked questions I get is, “How much does that hurt?”  The answer is simple.  It hurts a lot.  And it hurts in places you wouldn’t think of. … Read the rest

Running A Virtual Marathon – Weekly Recap – 3.15.20

This was an interesting week to say the least. Tuesday, I finally got the confirmation that my marathon had been cancelled, and just like that I knew there was no way for me to Boston Qualify this season. I knew the email was coming, but reading the words, I had that feeling so eloquently described in Mean Girls.… Read the rest

My Marathon Is Cancelled Because of Coronavirus – I Have Some Feelings About It

On Sunday, my Garmin watch kindly chirped at me to let me know it had detected a new VO2Max. Sweet. I scrolled to look at my predictive analytics, and found that my projected marathon time was an incredible 3:11. I’ve never run anything close to a 3:11.… Read the rest

Treadmill Tips For Moms, That You Haven’t Heard Of

This guest post is brought to you by Whitney Heins, founder of The Mother Runners, a place where moms who run or want to run can find information and inspiration to chase their dreams. Whitney is a former journalist who works from home with her two small children.Read the rest