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

Running Postpartum – How Running Makes Us Stronger Moms

When I looked at my calendar Sunday morning to start planning out my next week, I was surprised to see that Mother’s Day happens to be this weekend.  How did I not know it was right around the corner?  Well, mom brain probably has a lot to do with it. … Read the rest

The BS of Finding Balance

There aren’t a lot of things that frustrate me more than hearing the question, “how do you balance it all?”  It’s a well-meaning question.  People are curious how a person fits in running, working, moming, CrossFitting, etc into one day without going insane. … 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 & 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

The Liar Mile: Why The First Mile Sucks

Running is hard.  The difficult is a big part of the reason that people have a hard time developing a consistent running practice, and it’s why running a 10k, half-marathon, or full marathon is such an accomplishment.  A lot of beginner runners assume that after a few weeks of training, running will get easier. … 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