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

How to Save Money on Running Gear Without Buying Cheap

Anyone whose read a handful of these blog posts, or who knows me in real life, knows that I hate spending money.  It’s a thing for me.  And even though I love running and CrossFitting so much, I still don’t want to spend money on things like a Garmin watch or lifting shoes. … 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

Hansons Marathon Method Review

I’ve shared that I had great results training with the Hansons Marathon Method.  I think the program played a huge role in my recent 14 minute PR at the Dallas Marathon.  In fact, I loved the process and results of the Hansons Marathon Method so much that I have decided to follow the program again for my upcoming Boston Qualifying attempt. … Read the rest

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

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