Over my 16 years of running, I have become more picky about my clothing than anything else, leggings included! I want to be able to lift in my leggings and then go for a run right after and then might as well go grocery shopping after that. It's far beyond the "are these squat proof"… Continue reading My Top 10 Leggings for Running (Steals & Splurges)
As an adult, I never thought I would be pulling all nighters - and here we are, 3 Ragnars & 1 similar trip later. What is a Ragnar? It's 12 people (or less if you're crazy), 2 vans, 200 miles all done in about 24ish hours! I've only ever done road Ragnar races but there… Continue reading RAGNAR: packing, tips, and what to expect!
Conditions are never perfect. Something I've learned standing on the starting lines of so many races. Something I've learned through this past year more than I care to admit. & something I'm learning as we speak, opening up this forgotten site, hitting "write", and finally sitting down to hopefully remember my words I came… Continue reading Welcome back…
I finally upgraded my Garmin from the original Vivoactive to the new 645 Music. My Vivoactive lasted me a good 4 years and definitely still has life to it, but with all the upgrades in Garmin, I'd be lying if I said I haven't been thinking of getting a new one for over a year. … Continue reading Garmin 645 Music Review
I get asked all the top how to stay lean for marathon training. I've been on both spectrums. I am no pro but have learned some from experience. Here are just a few tips: 1. Interval training: this is going to help no matter what you’re training for. Add some speed or strides. You’re body… Continue reading Tips On How to Stay Lean While Marathon Training
I'm not here to knock on gym goers. I love the gym. Yes, I said it. I love it. I am here, though, to give you all the goods and the bads from a runner's point of view. Good: Strength training is a completely different animal. You feel muscles you didn't know you had. Your… Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Realized From Going to the Gym
I don’t rate myself as a fantastic, talented athlete. I just have perseverance. I’m a cart horse. I work hard. Fun fact: I played soccer for 9 years. The last game I ever played was our championship game. I fell down and twisted my wrist. It hung there. I teared up. And asked to be… Continue reading Fall down 7, Get up 8
"If you don't do wild things while you're young you'll have nothing to smile about when you're old." I remember the day I boarded my first plane. I was more nervous than lining up for the race we were even traveling for. And even after years of traveling by bus for races, this felt different.… Continue reading Stay Alfred Runcation Review
I hated running. I hated runners. And I hated every dang lap around my 2 acre yard my dado made me run as a punishment. I remember my first week of cross country practice. I walked when no one was watching. I was only there because I didn’t make the volleyball team. I was once… Continue reading I Was Once A Beginner
You don't get to choose your passion; it pours from your heart. When was the last time you got to a starting line and regretted running so many miles? Or when was the last time you regretted eating healthy? Or working out? Or reading that article you wanted to read? Or taking that day trip? Or connecting with somebody? I… Continue reading Regret Less, Live More. 2018.