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

TCS NYC Marathon: Complete!

TCS NYC Marathon: Complete!

Good morning and happy Monday! This weekend feels like a blur but at the same time I feel like we’ve been in New York forever. I will have a full race recap posted on Wednesday, but just wanted to check in quickly today before we leave NYC. Yesterday was a big day – one that … Read More

Marathon Training – Week 20 Recap + RACE DAY!!

Marathon Training – Week 20 Recap + RACE DAY!!

Whenever I start training for a marathon, it just feels like race day will never get here. Looking through the training plan feels overwhelming and long. Even still, each time I train for a big race, I find myself wondering how in the world time passed so quickly. Race week approaches at lightening speed and … Read More

October Favorites

October Favorites

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Hopefully all the little ones in your lives are excited to dress up tonight and collect as much sugar as possible. This holiday has to be just about every kid’s favorite, because for one day their parents aren’t allowed to tell them they’ve had too much candy. We will be spending our Halloween … Read More

Marathon Training – Week 19 Recap

Marathon Training – Week 19 Recap

Today marks exactly one week until the New York City Marathon! We are officially just 7 days away and my excitement has sky rocketed this past week. Week 19 of training was week two of taper in preparation for the marathon, but I got a few more miles in than the week before. The weather … 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