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 Postpartum – How Running Makes Us Stronger Moms

When I looked at my calendar Sunday morning to start planning out my next week, I was surprised to see that Mother’s Day happens to be this weekend.  How did I not know it was right around the corner?  Well, mom brain probably has a lot to do with it. … Read the rest

An Open Letter to my Husband

To my husband,

When we met a decade ago, I honestly never could have imagined where we would be.  I’m not usually inclined to state my feelings, and after 10 years I’m so grateful that you don’t hold that against me. … 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

The BS of Finding Balance

There aren’t a lot of things that frustrate me more than hearing the question, “how do you balance it all?”  It’s a well-meaning question.  People are curious how a person fits in running, working, moming, CrossFitting, etc into one day without going insane. … 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

Running After A Marathon – Weekly Review – 3.29.20

This week was a nice mixture of rest and recovery, and getting back into the swing of things.  I’ve gotten a few questions on my thoughts about running after a marathon, and I think it’s a hard subject to give blanket advice on timeline wise.  … Read the rest

Shelter in Place: Lessons Learned – Weekly Recap 3.22.20

This is a week I will not forget anytime soon. It was the week that I ran a virtual marathon; 26.2 solo miles on my feet. All to remind myself that in these uncertain and often scary times, I am still much stronger than I know.… Read the rest

Running A Virtual Marathon – Weekly Recap – 3.15.20

This was an interesting week to say the least. Tuesday, I finally got the confirmation that my marathon had been cancelled, and just like that I knew there was no way for me to Boston Qualify this season. I knew the email was coming, but reading the words, I had that feeling so eloquently described in Mean Girls.… Read the rest