5 Ways to Break Out of a Running Slump

5 Ways to Break Out of a Running Slump

It happens to all of us at one point or another. We’ve been in the groove for a while, until one day we head outside and suddenly can’t remember why we’re running. Running begins to feel mundane and monotonous, and before anything can be done about it we find ourselves are knee deep in a … Read More

How to Train for a Marathon and Still Have a Life

How to Train for a Marathon and Still Have a Life

When most runners think about marathon training, the first thing that comes to mind is time consuming long runs and training throughout the week. Marathon training is notorious for its massive time commitment, leaving runners to joke that there is no way to have a life while training for a marathon. As I prepared to … Read More

Marathon Training Recap: Week 6

Marathon Training Recap: Week 6

This week was another great week in terms of marathon training! There is nothing quite as satisfying as being able to check off every single workout on a training plan. Once I get back in the habit of completing every run and workout without excuses or temptation to skip, it becomes easier and easier to … Read More

Rock n Roll Half Marathon + Marathon Training Recap: Week 5

Rock n Roll Half Marathon + Marathon Training Recap: Week 5

Heading in to this week, I was a little nervous about how my motivation would hold out. This past week was spent up in northern Michigan with my husband and parents for a week of vacation. I was eager to get away this week after many days spent house hunting, and originally anticipated that my … Read More

Marathon Training Recap: Week 4

Marathon Training Recap: Week 4

Marathon training is well under way as week 4 wraps up and I just can’t believe almost a quarter of training is complete! It definitely doesn’t feel like that’s the case after this week, as I planned a cut back week to prepare for a half marathon this weekend. The mileage this week was a … Read More

Marathon Training Recap: Week 3

Marathon Training Recap: Week 3

This past week was an awesome week of training. The first couple weeks started off a little rocky with an illness and some traveling, so it felt really great to finally settle in the groove this week. The temperatures were ridiculous early on in the week but I kept reminding myself of all the times … Read More