How Stress Impacts Training & Running

There are few things that are unavoidable in life.  Besides taxes and death, stress is something you can count on to rear its head and make itself known during seasons of life.  And for me, the last couple of months have felt like a hell of a season. … Read the rest

The Best Fitness Apps In 2020

I’m gonna date myself here, but there were no iPhones in existence when I started running and working out in college.  Which meant there wasn’t a single fitness app available.  Crazy, right?  Thankfully, technology has come a long way and there are more workout, lifting, nutrition, and running apps than I could ever need. … Read the rest

Managing Fatigue In Training – Weekly Recap – 5.2.20

This week was a fairly easy going base building week, with a mixture of road and trail miles. My body continues to feel pretty good and strong overall, I’m still loving the trails, but I am still somewhat tired. Not dragging myself around the house like a narcoleptic level of tired, but also not having any difficult getting to sleep.… Read the rest

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 Base Training is Exhausting – Weekly Recap – 4.26.20

Even after a fairly high volume weekend, I’m happy to report that my body seemed to be holding up well, and I continued my Running Base Training for the majority of the week. It was another week that included some road runs, some trail runs, and a whole lot of home CrossFit workouts.… Read the rest

Insane Things Only Runners Understand

This weekend I decided to complete and endurance challenge that entailed running one mile every hour for 24 hours.  For fun.  And as I was clicking away the hours, I started thinking about what a unique group of people runners are. … Read the rest

24 Miles in 24 Hours Running Challenge – Weekly Recap – 4.19.20

Another week of solid Running Base Training completed with a little twist at the end, and my final Support Your Local Box workout.  I was able to split up my runs this week between road and trail miles again, which was a lot of fun. … Read the rest

Running Base Training – Weekly Recap – 4.4.20

This was another mellow week for me and my boys (there’s a shelter in place theme happening here).  On Sunday I kicked off my running base training with 8 miles on the Leon Creek Greenway with my 6 year old, and then kept most of my weekly runs in the morning before work. … Read the rest

Races Are Cancelled, Running Is Not

The world has completely changed in the span of three weeks.  And while these changes aren’t permanent (I certainly hope), it seems like the world isn’t going to back to normal in the immediate future.  It can feel silly and selfish to focus on something like running in a time where something like the coronavirus is happening. … Read the rest

The Ultimate Guide to Running A Virtual Race

After the coronavirus cancelled my marathon this month, I made the decision to run the marathon virtually.  I wanted to push myself in a way that I hadn’t ever before, and remind myself of how strong I am during this time of stress and anxiety. … Read the rest