Balancing Running & Family Life

We had another fun and busy weekend over here!  Summer is in full swing, which means spending as much time finding fun things to do with my 7 year old.  It’s really hitting me that this will be his last summer as an only child, and my husband and I are doing everything we can to make it as fun as possible. … Read the rest

Mother’s Day Gift Guide – For Active Moms

Mother runners and mother athletes are a special breed.  We wake up early, wear five thousand different hats during the day, squeeze in workouts when and where we can, and still find a way to show up for our families.  We’re setting examples for our kids, and making sure to take care of ourselves so we can be our best version at home. … 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

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

Weekly Recap – 12.15.19 – Marathon Recovery Tips

This week started out in the best way possible!  A brand, new shiny PR of 3:40:45!  I would have loved to have crossed the finish line with a brand, new shiny Boston Qualifying time, but I am so incredibly happy with a 14 minute PR. … Read the rest

Marathon Racing Costs & How to Save 70%

One of the statements that I hear from coaching clients regularly is that they are surprised at the cost of destination races and marathon racing costs.  This shouldn’t come as a huge shock, as travel and vacations are generally not considered cheap. … 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

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Runners

Do you have a special runner in your life that deserves a thoughtful Christmas gift?  Or maybe you are a runner, and you’d like to give your friends and family some pointers on what you’d like to see under the tree. … Read the rest