So Long St. George

So Long St. George

When I signed up for this marathon, I’d put about five minutes of thought into it. I’ve done 3 already, so I assumed it didn’t require massive amounts of planning at this point. Register, choose a training plan/method, execute, race. Done. Wrong. I failed to take into consideration some factors that would affect my training. […]

Marathon Monday: Except It’s Wednesday

Marathon Monday: Except It’s Wednesday

Oh ya’ll. Happy hump day=) I’ve been putting this off since Monday, because well…Summer and a new puppy, and I wasn’t sure how to combine reality with encouragement lol! I don’t want to be a Debbie downer, but I feel like my marathon updates as of late have been slightly depressing, for me anyway. I’m […]

Quick Strength Session For Busy Runners

Quick Strength Session For Busy Runners

If you’re training requires high weekly mileage, one of the first things to go is usually strength work. Lifting, stretching, high intensity training, yoga. You know the drill. I know for me, when training for marathons, it feels nearly impossible to do anything more than just my scheduled mileage for the day. But, it’s not […]

Should I Workout EVERY Day??

Should I Workout EVERY Day??

I hear people….women specifically, who make the assumption that they should workout daily.  Hard.  It’s a common misconception, especially as people are trying to build a new workout routine. They assume they have to hit it hard every day in order to get in shape and/or lose weight.  This just isn’t true, and it can actually do […]

Adding Speed To Any Run

So I’m not the fastest runner.  I get that.  I wasn’t born with this stellar running gene and it’s taken a LOT of hard work, time, and determination to be where I am today……and I still have a long way to go.  I started between an 11 and 12 minute mile.  I’m faster now, but […]