How Exercise Restored My Postpartum Mental Health

One of the questions new coaching clients sometimes ask me is about how and why I started running and lifting regularly.  I’m always honest about the fact that exercise is one of the few things that I felt like helped me manage my mental health difficulties. … Read the rest

Recovery Weeks – Weekly Recap – 6.14.20

This was definitely a week of transition for me. My running programming had this week scheduled as a recovery week, which I didn’t hate one bit. I also spent some time figuring out where I want to workout since leaving my CrossFit box last week.… Read the rest

How to Maintain Fitness Between Races

One of the hardest questions for any runner to answer right now, is “what’s the next race on your calendar?”  Because we want to both laugh and cry when we say, “who the hell knows at this point.”  Some of us might have hopeful, tentative dates marked on the calendar that we are training for, just in case. … Read the rest

Summer Running Gear Essentials

Over the last several weeks, summer sure has made itself known.  With rising temperatures, longer days, and muggy mornings, it is clear that running strategies and gear need to be adjusted to accommodate the demands of summer running.  Even though it has been offensively hot here in Texas, I have still been able to keep my training on track, with a little help from my friends. … Read the rest

Fixing My GI Distress – Weekly Recap – 5.30.20

This was a solid week of training for me, but another tough week emotionally. To continuously see images of overt police brutality has been really weighing on me, and it’s made me reflect on how exhausted the black community must be feeling at this point.… Read the rest

Complete Guide to Running Fuel

When I started training for my first half-marathon, I was so surprised to learn that I would probably need to eat while racing.  My mind went insane.  How in the world do you chew, swallow, and eat food while you’re moving?! … Read the rest

Memorial Day Murph CrossFit Workout- Weekly Recap – 5.24.20

For my birthday this year, I was blessed with a lovely down week.  Monday we celebrated Memorial Day as we have every year for the past 5 years; with the Memorial Day Murph workout at the CrossFit box.  I want to share more about the workout in just a bit. … Read the rest

Game Changing Running Hacks Every Runner Should Know

If there is one positive thing that has come out of the pandemic, it is the fact that so many people have become interested in running.  Whether you are new to the sport, an old novice, training for your first half-marathon, or eyeing your 10th ultra-marathon, every runner is always looking for new ways to run more comfortably. … Read the rest

Virtual Trail Racing – Weekly Recap – 5.17.20

This week marked the end of my base building.  My mileage was high, and I felt good all week.  On Saturday, I wrapped up my base building with a little virtual trail racing.  After this week, I’ll take a deload week with some lower mileage. … Read the rest

Marathon Training Plan Round Up

Training for a half or full marathon is never an easy undertaking; especially if you are starting training in the heat of Summer. But there’s a whole lot of truth to the saying that Fall races are won in Summer. So if you have your sights set on a race that is (hopefully) happening anytime between September and November, now is the time to start considering your training plan.… Read the rest