Two and a half years ago, I was training for my very first half marathon. I had been following a training program, so I was pretty confident that I'd be able to run the distance and finish the race. But when the night before race day came... I had no idea what I was doing. … Continue reading What to Do on the Morning of Your Race
Let me set the scene for you. It's early April. The weather is finally warming up and you're loving being able to run outside again after a cold winter. You've been training for a half marathon since January. Your training is going SO WELL and you're on track to get a personal record on your … Continue reading Coming to Terms with a Running Injury
So... it's April. It's supposed to be spring. But here in the Midwest, it's still pretty dang cold. I've spent the past few months training for a half marathon, and I've had to run outside on some pretty cold days, so I thought I'd share some tips that have been working for me when running … Continue reading Cold Weather Running
Spring is the perfect time to make some healthy changes and do some "spring cleaning" on your unhealthy habits. "Health" is a really big and broad topic, and deciding to "get healthy" can be super overwhelming when you don't know where to start. One of the reasons why New Year's Resolutions fizzle out for most … Continue reading Spring into Health
Do you like to run? Do you like to earn medals? Do you dislike running in a crowd like a herd of antelope? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then maybe a virtual race is right for you. A virtual race is a race you sign up for online, and then run … Continue reading Should You Run a Virtual Race?
I love caffeine. I really do. I start looking forward to my morning cup of coffee (or two) as early as the night before. I love having coffee dates with friends. I love spending quiet mornings with my crochet hook and a cup of coffee. But you know what else? I'm a caffeine addict. Maybe … Continue reading Why I Gave Up Caffeine for 10 Days… And Why I’ll Do it Again
Running used to be my least favorite thing in the world. In 8th grade, a friend convinced me to join the track team. I already hated running, and the 400 meter race that I was assigned did nothing to help (Have you ever raced 400 meters? It's literally the worst race. Too long to sprint, … Continue reading So I Guess I’m a Runner