Staying Motivated to Workout Alone

When I first started running, my only motivation was to beat my mom in the half-marathon.  And honestly, I very quickly enlisted the help of a few friends who were already running.  Initially, I hated running on my own.  It was back in the days of iPods, and I just didn’t feel confident in tracking mileage and planning running routes all on my own. … Read the rest

Going Back to the Box

It’s been about 8 weeks since gyms and CrossFit boxes across Texas closed their doors.  And let me tell you, it feels like years.  For better or for worse, things are starting to reopen, and many people are very much looking forward to running back in. … 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

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

How We’re Keeping Our Kid Active During COVID-19

I’m currently living in a city that, like many others, is under a shelter in place order.  For my family that means my son is not going to school, I am not working out at my CrossFit box, and we are trying our best to avoid becoming incredibly stir crazy. … Read the rest

Treadmill Tips For Moms, That You Haven’t Heard Of

This guest post is brought to you by Whitney Heins, founder of The Mother Runners, a place where moms who run or want to run can find information and inspiration to chase their dreams. Whitney is a former journalist who works from home with her two small children.Read the rest