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

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

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

The Miracle Cure for Chronic Running Injuries

My running journey began in a rather conventional way. Someone I knew had gotten a burst of motivation, wanted to make a change, and signed up for a half marathon. Along the way they recruited some family members, and I jumped at the chance to tag along. I'm not sure what excited me the most … Continue reading The Miracle Cure for Chronic Running Injuries

A Year of Running in Review: 2017

Where has the time gone?! It feels like I just made all my goals and resolutions for 2017, and now it's already time to see if I achieved them. Before I do that, I want to look back on this year specifically for running. 2017 was a big year of running for me! Running stayed … Continue reading A Year of Running in Review: 2017

How Perspective Affects Running

Perspective: The One Thing that Affects Running the Most

As I look back on my training log from 2017, I can't help but re-live some of the best and worst running memories of the year. Looking back through each and every run, marathon training in particular, has been really eye opening for me. It is so interesting to see how runs of the exact … Continue reading Perspective: The One Thing that Affects Running the Most