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

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