Hansons Marathon Method Plan – What to Consider

I’m about halfway through week 14 of the Hansons Marathon Method training program, for the second time.  The high mileage, the tough workouts, the draining intensity; it’s all catching up to me for sure.  I know the cumulative fatigue and physical stress is serving a purpose and making me stronger, but this training plan is not for the faint of heart. … Read the rest

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

Juggling CrossFit and Running

I have a confession to make.  I have a really hard time being bored.  I’m also not very good at relaxing.  This can be frustrating for my husband, who is a normal person that likes having downtime.  Instead, I like to chase big crazy, fitness goals. … 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

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

How to Save Money on Running Gear Without Buying Cheap

Anyone whose read a handful of these blog posts, or who knows me in real life, knows that I hate spending money.  It’s a thing for me.  And even though I love running and CrossFitting so much, I still don’t want to spend money on things like a Garmin watch or lifting shoes. … Read the rest

Weekly Recap – 1.5.20 – Running In Bad Weather

This week was an interesting one.  We had a bit of travel, a bit of weather, a whole lot of running, and some bad weather.  We had some rain, we had some heat, we had some cold, and we had a lot of wind. … Read the rest

Is CrossFit For Runners?

Every runner has heard that it’s important to incorporate strength training and core work into their weekly routine, and for good reason. Running is a high-impact, repetitive movement that can be hard on the body. But runners like to run, and a lot of the time runners don’t like much else.… Read the rest

15 Amazing Podcasts for Running & Working Out

Around this time of year running trails and gyms seem to explode with traffic.  While some may complain about the new faces, it always makes me happy to see people motivated to pursue health with more intention.  Sticking with a new running or exercise habit can be difficult, though. … 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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