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

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

Traveling to Races With Kids

The holiday season is definitely upon us, and between visiting friends and family and a winter race, it seems that I’m spending much more time in the car with my kid than any place else.  As thankful as I am that we have the ability to get all of this family travel accomplished, it can still be rather draining. … Read the rest

What Do Crappy Runs Mean

Last week was a rough one for me all around.  My legs felt heavy, my CrossFit WODs seemed like they were 40 minutes long, and my sleep was terrible.  Fortunately, this week has been much kinder to me, but being on the struggle bus for nearly seven days had me thinking long and hard about what crappy runs mean. … Read the rest

How to Reduce the Costs of Race Registrations

Earlier this week, I finally registered for the BMW Dallas Marathon in December. When I decided to run this race, I was reminded of the creative ways I have found to reduce the costs of race registrations. 

After a number of pre-race injuries and changed plans, I like to wait as long as possible to register for races, just in case something unplanned comes up. … Read the rest

The Running Dead (and how to come back to life)

Endurance running is no easy feat.  Part of the reason that the sport is so addictive and intriguing is the fact that it requires an athlete to push and explore the limits of the human body.  Spend a couple of hours talking to an avid endurance athlete, and you may walk away feeling like they just aren’t fully human. … Read the rest

My Story

Hi, I’m Andrea.  I am a wife, a mother, a crossfitter, a runner, self-diagnosed introvert, and now a blogger.  Every good blog needs an origin story, and before I share why I have decided to broadcast my story on a public platform (which feels weird to an introvert like me), I figured I would share a little bit of my history. … Read the rest