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

10 Healthy Habits to Help You Stay Fit Year Round

10 Healthy Habits to Help You Stay Fit Year Round

Whenever I comeback to running after taking some time off, it becomes painfully obvious to me whether or not I stayed fit during the off season. More often than not, running less mileage also means shorter workouts and less hours spent sweating each week. By the time a new training plan is about to begin, … 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

How to Stay Fit Without it Taking Over Your Life

How to Stay Fit Without it Taking Over Your Life

We’ve all been there before, right? Those times when you have great intentions of getting in shape. You start the week with a positive mindset, and decide to make fitness a priority. You are going to get in shape, and stay fit for the rest of your life. Once the week gets going though, you … Read More

When You Have Nothing Left to Give

When You Have Nothing Left to Give

My husband is a high school band teacher, and over the holidays last month he spent some time getting organized for school. He loves reading books about becoming your best self, leadership and changing your mindset. These books have quickly translated over to his lessons for his students, which I think is awesome. There is … 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