Running Goal Setting That Will Make You Proud

Running Goal Setting That Will Make You Proud

By the end of a long training season, I always find myself looking forward to a break from structured running. Such was the case after completing the New York City Marathon this past November. As it got closer and closer to race day, my body and mind felt tired, and I began to find myself … Read More

How 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 … Read More

Running Gadgets that Every Runner Needs to Have

Running Gadgets that Every Runner Needs to Have

Whether you’re looking for a gift for the runner in your life, or looking for something to enhance your own running, I’ve found that even the littlest things can make a big difference for a runner. Throughout my time as a ‘runner’ I’ve experimented with many different gadgets. Some running gadgets were exciting but short-lived, … Read More

The Best Half Marathon Training Plan for Every Runner

The Best Half Marathon Training Plan for Every Runner

When I decided to run my first half marathon, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. A couple of my family members wanted to run one, and I decided to jump on the bandwagon. Had I been running? Sure, a little. I spent time obsessively at the gym every morning running on their … Read More

10 Ways to Overcome the Wall in a Marathon

10 Ways to Overcome the Wall in a Marathon

Saturdays are always incredibly exciting, but today is a particularly thrilling one. Not only am I in New York City doing your typical touristy things, but today is MARATHON EVE. Tomorrow morning I will wake up at the crack of dawn to run my 5th marathon! There are many thoughts running through my head as … Read More

How to Mentally Prepare for a Race

How to Mentally Prepare for a Race

As the New York City Marathon gets closer, it seems that time is now moving even quicker than it’s usual speed-of-light pace. I am finding myself running out of time to get everything done each day, even with shorter runs while I taper for the race. This is something that always happens to me during … Read More