Three Best Running Gear Purchases of 2019

Running is often seen as a “cheap” form of exercise, because it doesn’t require a whole lot of equipment or gym membership fees.  However, there is an abundance of running gear available, and it can be difficult to decide what are the best running gear investments you can make.… 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

4 Healthy Habits To Keep in 2020

Around this time of year, it’s pretty common to spend some time reflecting on the year behind, and begin some goal setting activities. We all want to focus on some healthy habits to keep in 2020.  The topic of New Years resolutions seems to come up in a lot of conversations, naturally. … 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

Weekly Recap – 12.1.19 – My B+ Mom Week

This week was pretty nice to me for the most part.  I’ve had some on and off sinus issues, which I’m attributing (hopefully) to allergies.  I have a lovely tendency to get sick during my tapers, so I am taking all the elderberry and Zicam I can get my hands on. … Read the rest