Ultra-Training 101: Back to Back Long Runs – Weekly Recap – 7.26.20

This week, I started prepping for my 100 mile week .  On Monday the 3rd, I’ll be starting my 100 miles for 100 Women project.  I’m using my running as a way of honoring and bringing more awareness to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. … Read the rest

When Rest and Recovery is Hard – Weekly Recap – 7.12.20

Another recovery week in the books.  But in full transparency, I didn’t do the best job of recovering.  I found it really hard to just rest and relax and enjoy the decrease in miles and difficulty.  Sometimes in training, I’m pushing so hard that the recovery weeks feel just as taxing as other weeks, and this sort of forces me to take it easy. … Read the rest

Modifying Workouts – Weekly Recap – 6.21.20

This week was a fun one.  My running schedule was centered around my first hill workout.  I’ve had a lot of fun learning new skills on the trail and challenging myself in ways that I haven’t before.  I was somewhat intimidated by the incline of the trail I picked, but I was looking forward to new adventures, and the workout did not disappoint. … Read the rest

Transitioning to Trail Running – Weekly Recap – 6.7.20

This was another emotionally exhausting week. First, hearing about Dave Glassman’s lack of support for the black community and black lives matter movement, and then hearing more and more information around the disgusting culture at CrossFit, Inc head quarters. It was just heart breaking to be honest.… 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

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