Air Force First Marathon

So You Want to Run Your First Marathon

When I signed up for my first half marathon 7 years ago (which was also my first race!), I didn't give it much thought. My family members had decided to run one, and I jumped on the bandwagon without really thinking it through. I definitely questioned my decision many times during training, but as soon … Continue reading So You Want to Run Your First Marathon

Snow Day Workout Bodyweight

Snow Day Workout: Burn Calories with No Equipment

This winter has brought us nearly all types of weather here in West Michigan. From sub zero temperatures, to snow, rain, ice, and even humidity - we've had it all. As we progress into the depths of winter, our snow day likelihood increases. Whether or not your work/school officially has a snow day, some days … Continue reading Snow Day Workout: Burn Calories with No Equipment

Thoughts Runners Have During Winter Runs

Thoughts Runners Have During a Winter Run

Winter running season is in full force, and I am finding my excitement for snow being compromised with freezing temperatures and wind chills. Each time I eagerly step outside to run in the winter wonderland, I am greeted by icy wind chills and slippery sidewalks. This past weekend, my "long run" of 5 miles was … Continue reading Thoughts Runners Have During a Winter Run

When You Have Nothing Left to Give

When You Have Nothing Left to Give

My husband is a high school band teacher, and over the holidays last month he spent some time getting organized for school. He loves reading books about becoming your best self, leadership and changing your mindset. These books have quickly translated over to his lessons for his students, which I think is awesome. There is … Continue reading When You Have Nothing Left to Give

Tips to Build a Solid Running Base

How to Build a Solid Running Base

Winter is in full swing here in Michigan, which means freezing temperatures, snow up to our knees, and lots of wind. Even though the elements can certainly be tough, I am a huge advocate of running through the winter. However, despite my best efforts (and failed attempts), I know that winter is not the ideal time … Continue reading How to Build a Solid Running Base

Elliptical workouts for runners

30 & 45 Minute Elliptical Workouts

The challenge to remain consistent with workouts is amplified by a thousand in the winter. Or at least that's what it feels like. As a runner, one of my favorite things about the sport is the fact that it allows me to experience the outdoors each day. I love seeing all the seasons, experiencing different … Continue reading 30 & 45 Minute Elliptical Workouts