It’s another snow day in my neck of the woods. Compared to the 32 inches {according to some sources – 40 inches} we got with the last snow storm, a couple seems like nothing at all. I don’t mind the dusting and really I enjoy snow days at home with my little people. I slept in, […]

I don’t know about you but I am ready for old man winter to pack up his bags and head elsewhere. I’ve endured {or that’s what it feels like anyways} enough cold long runs to last a lifetime. As I write this I’m checking the weather because there is snow in our forecast – again. […]

Happy 2016 my friends! I can’t believe it’s already the 13th day of this year. I had every intention of posting here every day in January. January is a big month in the health, fitness and running world and I wanted to be a part of that, but life has gotten in the way – […]

I really really don’t like dwelling on runs that didn’t go my way. I put them as far out of my head as I can, as fast as I can. Runners have to have a short memory when it comes to some things and a long memory when it comes to others. I don’t like talking […]

In life most things can be looked at – as the glass half full – glass half empty OR that there is anything in your glass to begin with that you have the LUXURY of that decision. When I started looking at things in the 3rd way I started feeling more grateful and started complaining […]

Your Recovery Obsession Is Slowing You Down: An interesting read from Outside online about speeding up recovery and how could actually be working against you. Read the article and then tell me – do you agree or disagree? At first I thought – no way – recovery is vital – but after thinking about it […]

I’ve been lazy lately with my running playlist, opting to hold my phone while I run and listen to Pandora. Pandora is great for short runs, but skip too many songs and you are left listening to some tunes you might not enjoy on a long run. If you are more on top of things […]

On schedule for yesterday was a fartlek run. 5 times 2 minutes on 1 minute off. Doing speed workouts on the roads has become much easier thanks to my Garmin. Once upon a time I used a stop watch and would have to look down repeatedly during each repeat and then hit lap when the […]

1st full week of 2016 training is finished. I’m excited to get serious about training again! Though I don’t love winter training it actually works best with our family schedule right now. My kids don’t have sports on the weekends and overall we “do less” and are at home together more. Because it gets darker earlier, […]

Friday the 13th Eric and I headed to Las Vegas for one of my favorite race weekends all year. I started the morning with a basement workout. Occasionally I feel crazy when I get up at 4 something to do a workout, but I always feel better on days I workout or run, so if […]

I can’t believe it’s been a week since I was in Vegas. RNR Vegas always seems to come and go in a flash. While I would certainly love to hit rewind on the whole weekend and do it over again, I am looking forward to the next two months. Related: 10 Packing Hacks For Your […]

Oh but the seasons, the seasons are the best. Only I didn’t think so until recently and didn’t get people who raved about how wonderful seasons were. I LOVE the beach, so I was convinced I really could do with out fall and winter. This is the first year of my life that I was actually […]

A bruised toe nail, otherwise known as a black toenail, can be a problem for runners of all distances. The typical cause of a black toenail are running shoes that are too small. However unfortunately, they can also happen during long distance events such as the marathon, when there is a repeated force on your toes for an […]

Second recap in a month. I feel like this is some sort of giant step for me. Two recaps, means two races. Two races that made me really happy even though they went nothing like I had imagined. I don’t really plan anymore for how things will go in races. I’ve been running races for 14 […]

Here goes nothing! Haven’t done one of these recap things in a while, I’m {finally} at a place where I can talk about races and not worry about what others do or don’t think. Growing up and maturing is fun like that. I’ll do a race review next week for those of you curious about […]