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

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

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

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

Exercise And Anxiety – Weekly Recap – 1.12.19 –

This week was pretty a pretty standard one when it comes to CrossFit and running. I traveled a little for work, and had some stressful days. Stress is a great trigger for anxiety for me (I know, I’m a lucky girl).… 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