The Incredible Mental Benefits of Exercise

The Incredible Mental Benefits of Exercise

As the mileage increases each week during my 25k training plan, the rest day at the end of the week becomes more and more exciting. When training began, I had to rearrange a lot of runs due to a big snow storm and found myself completing much less intense cross training workouts. My legs didn’t … Read More

Life Lessons I Learned from Running

Life Lessons I Learned from Running

The beginning of a new training plan always brings ambitious goals and optimistic thoughts about running. There is nothing like the feeling of a fresh new slate, knowing that training can be anything you make of it. As I eagerly crank out my first few weeks of this training plan, the new miles bring upon … Read More

Running Inspiration When You Need It Most

Running Inspiration When You Need It Most

As my excitement to begin a new training plan builds (only two more days!), I am finding myself more and more motivated to run. Times like these – at the beginning of a new training plan when you’re feeling really strong – are easy to get out the door. Excitement is high, so finding motivation … Read More

What Speed Means to Me

What Speed Means to Me

Since I started running 7 years ago, I have placed in only one race. That race was a small, local 10k put on to raise money for the community. During this race, I pushed myself to paces that felt ridiculously uncomfortable. Upon finishing, I surprised myself with a personal best and 1st place finish in … Read More

The 10 Best Running Tips for Every Kind of Runner

The 10 Best Running Tips for Every Kind of Runner

As spring racing season looms on the horizon, I am finding myself feeling optimistic. The feeling that comes just before a new training plan begins is always one of my favorites. Prior to each training plan, I feel fresh, excited, and ambitious. As each new running season begins, my hope is to accomplish new goals, … Read More

Getting Out of that Fitness Funk

Getting Out of that Fitness Funk

Winter is undoubtedly the toughest time of year to maintain fitness. Whether or not you live in a cold environment, the increasing darkness is tough. Motivation is significantly harder to come by when it’s dark on your way to work in the mornings, and then dark again when you return. The lengthy darkness certainly does … Read More