Working Out While Traveling for Work – Weekly Recap – 2.16.20

This was another hectic week for me, with work and travel and training.  Whew, and it’s not slowing down any time soon.  Working out while traveling for work is not easy, but it’s something I’m not willing to skimp on. So, Sunday I headed up to Austin for work, and got to meet up with my mom for a bougie dinner. … Read the rest

How to Keep Running When You Want to Quit

Endurance running is not an easy sport.  Running for multiple hours pushes your body and your mind in ways that can’t be adequately described.  There has come a point in every single race that I have run where each step forward is a mental battle between my mind and my body screaming at me to stop, and my heart willing me to continue moving forward. … Read the rest

Flexibility & Fitness Goals – Weekly Recap – 2.9.20

This was a fairly calm and uneventful (but high mileage) week.  My first strength run was Monday, and I’ll talk a little more about my difficulty finding my pace in a bit.  I didn’t have to travel for work this week, and it was nice being able to focus on my training, nutrition, and recovery. … 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

Weekly Recap – 12.29.19 – Lessons Learned From Working Out Consistently

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.

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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

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