The Best Warm Up Exercises and Stretches for Running

The Best Warm Up Exercises and Stretches for Running

After completing my first marathon, I found myself in the physical therapist’s office attempting to regain movement in my right knee. While running a marathon is certainly a physical challenge in itself, most runners are still able to recover on their own after completing the race. I, on the other hand, wound up needing a … 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

Marathon Training – Week 18 Recap

Marathon Training – Week 18 Recap

Another week is complete already! I love Sundays and they seem to be coming quickly and quicker each week. This was the first week of taper for the New York City Marathon and it was definitely welcomed after a rough peak week last week. I love taper because it always bring my training into perspective … Read More

Three Things Thursday

Three Things Thursday

Happy Thursday! This is one of those weeks where the days are passing so quickly that I keep forgetting what day it actually is. I will take that as a good thing! This week has been filled with randomness, wrapping up some loose ends, getting started on some big projects, and focusing on recovery in … Read More

Quick and Easy Strength Moves to Improve Your Running

Quick and Easy Strength Moves to Improve Your Running

When I first began running, I did just that: started running. I created a schedule for myself where I ran around my neighborhood most days, with a few rest days thrown in between. When I finished my runs, I would come home and reward myself by basking in the post-run endorphin high. I’d treat myself … Read More

5 Things I Love About Taper Time

5 Things I Love About Taper Time

Good morning and happy Tuesday! No doubt I sound like a broken record, but we have officially passed the halfway point in October, and I just can’t believe it! There is something about training for a marathon that makes time seem like it’s passing so quickly. Focusing on a goal that is months away initially … Read More