Bayshore Marathon Training Recap: Week 2

Bayshore Marathon Training Recap: Week 2

I was certainly a bit skeptical about marathon training during the winter when I signed up for the Bayshore Marathon this spring – and as it turns out, my skepticism was well-warranted. This week brought a winter blast to Michigan. The week began with winter storm warnings throughout the state, as many areas were predicted … Read More

5 Ways to Avoid Treadmill Boredom

5 Ways to Avoid Treadmill Boredom

Runners are notorious for trudging through some wicked weather. We stubbornly stick to our training plans as if deviating from them in any way would drastically affect our performance. Even middle of the pack runners such as myself know the guilt that accompanies a missed training run. When the weather gets rough, we continue to … Read More

The 10 Best Running Tips for Every Kind of Runner

The 10 Best Running Tips for Every Kind of Runner

Whether you run to stay in shape, conquer new goals, or fulfill your daily endorphin fix, you’ve likely experienced many highs and lows along the way. While most runs inspire a sense of joy and accomplishment, those moments don’t come without their fair share of struggles. Regardless of your fitness level or running expertise, there … Read More

Snow Day Workout: Burn Calories with No Equipment

Snow Day Workout: Burn Calories with No Equipment

This winter has brought us nearly all types of weather here in Michigan. From sub zero temperatures, to snow, rain, ice, and even humidity – we’ve had it all. As we progress into the Polar Vortex, temperatures are falling and I find myself looking for ways to burn calories and take my workout indoors. Whether … Read More

Bayshore Marathon Training Recap: Week 1

Bayshore Marathon Training Recap: Week 1

For the past six years, I’ve completed a marathon each fall and thoroughly enjoyed the process of training through the heat of the summer to race in ideal weather. I love the process of training through challenging conditions to become stronger for race day. Even so, spring marathons always sound less than appealing since planning … Read More

5 Tips for Effective Off Season Training with Maintenance Running

5 Tips for Effective Off Season Training with Maintenance Running

Crossing workouts and scheduled runs off a training plan makes me feel so purposeful. I love the feeling of having a set schedule and completing a designated amount of miles each day. But once we cross the finish line of our goal race, the training plans disappear and we enter a few weeks or months … Read More