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
Regret Less, Live More. 2018.
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.
3 Self Defense Tips For Runners
This last week I took a short intro self defense demonstration class. This stemmed from an incident that happened in my town with a runner on the greenway that I frequent. I then asked a large group of runners if they had ever heard of one of their own being attacked on the run and every single one said yes.… Continue reading 3 Self Defense Tips For Runners
5 Gifts To Really Treat Your Favorite Runner This Christmas
Christmas is rapidly approaching and I still have people asking me what they should get their friend or sister that runs. I thought that we, as girls, were easy to buy for. For example, we never have anything to wear and our closets are boring. Like hello, get us more clothes. Or as a runner, I… Continue reading 5 Gifts To Really Treat Your Favorite Runner This Christmas
The other day I had a friend text me about a race because I was the “expert”. But I’m... ▪️Hardly an expert when I’m coached by a man with 30+ marathons. ▪️ Hardly an expert when I’ve been working at a running store that’s been open for 20+ years. ▪️Hardly an expert when I’ve only “blown… Continue reading Expert Status
Always on the Run
I discovered early that running always made me feel powerful, free and fearless. It's official, HELLO SUMMER! This summer is about to be one for the books. Where to even start? Started training for the Erie Marathon again...88 days y'all. My grumps turned 90 so family reunion is in a few weeks to celebrate...which I… Continue reading Always on the Run
The Ultimate Guide to Shin Splints
When your legs can't run anymore, run with your heart. It feels like half the runners I come in contact with have shin splint complaints. Now I'm not a physical therapist but what most of you don't know is I have a degree in health, exercise, and sports science and worked as a physical therapy… Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Shin Splints
10 Tips to Recover After a Race
Anyone can work hard. The best have the discipline to recover. After just finishing a marathon all I could think about was when I could run again. We are so used to running and training for a race that the thought of taking time off is scary. Recovery should be our number one priority though… Continue reading 10 Tips to Recover After a Race
Don’t let this stop you. Period.
All those who have been victimized by Aunt Flo marathon week, raise your hand. I swear I have the worst luck. It's every. single. time. I'm over the "why me" phase and on to the "try me" because 4 marathon's later it's still my lucky time of the month on race day. Own it, my… Continue reading Don’t let this stop you. Period.
All you've done in your life, every experience, every thought, every moment, had led you to this; had led you to now. Everything happens for a reason. Every success, every defeat, everything. Just like you did Monday, I sat and watched the Boston marathon on my tv last year. I tracked my favorite runners. And… Continue reading Boston Marathon