Road to Race Day

Road to Race Day Update 2

This year I’ve packed my race schedule and I have some time goals that are much more strenuous than anything I’ve had in the past. I have two half marathons coming up in the spring and two full marathons in the second half of the year. Half marathon training is in full swing and the… Continue reading Road to Race Day Update 2

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How This All Started

I started running in high school about 10 years ago. I’ve been doing this sport for a little while now, and it has become such an important part of my life, that I even center my blog around it. But, I think the way I started running is a bit different. I feel like this… Continue reading How This All Started

Advice, Beginner Runners Guide

Getting Past the Mental Wall

A common phrase passed around the running community (or any sports/fitness community for that matter) is “hitting the wall”. Specifically a mental wall. That moment when you just cannot get your body to go any further or push any harder. This is when people give up. This is the barrier between reaching your goal and… Continue reading Getting Past the Mental Wall

Beginner Runners Guide

Get a Good Pair of Running Shoes

Whenever I talk to people who aren’t runners about running, the biggest reason why they don’t like running is that it causes them pain. Running hurts my knees, it makes my feet hurt, running messes with my hips. And I totally get it, why would you want to do something that causes you actual pain?… Continue reading Get a Good Pair of Running Shoes

Beginner Runners Guide

How To Start Running

The question I get asked more than anything would be “How do I start running?”. I wish I had a straight and easy answer for how to get started, but realize that running is a journey. No run ends after one step, so you can’t expect to be able to be good at running after… Continue reading How To Start Running

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Enjoy Your Off Season

I talk a lot about running and preparing for races, but something that is equally important to pushing yourself during training is making sure you take time to recover and take an off season. Pushing hard in your training puts a lot of strain on your body, and all the damage you have acquired while… Continue reading Enjoy Your Off Season

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Holiday Gift Guide for Runners

It’s about a week before Thanksgiving which means black Friday is just around the corner and Christmas shopping is becoming top of mind! To help everybody out this time of year, I have put together a gift guide to find a little something for that runner in your life. I’ve tried to include a decent… Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide for Runners

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How To Plan Your Perfect Season

As the year is rounding out (isn’t that a crazy thought!), now it the perfect time to start thinking about what type of running season you want to have next year. Now is the time to start thinking about some long term training goals, because starting early can only help set you up for success.… Continue reading How To Plan Your Perfect Season