Race Day Packing Checklist: What to Bring to the Start

Race Day Packing Checklist: What to Bring to the Start

As the weather begins to clear up and temperatures rise, racing season is quickly approaching. The transition to warmer, sunny weather can only mean one thing: spring races. All across the country, runners of every ability level have set their sights on a race and are making progress towards their goals. While training for any … Read More

How to Become a Better Runner Without Running

How to Become a Better Runner Without Running

It doesn’t take long to realize that being a lifelong runner involves so much more than actually running. How we feel and perform during a run is a result of what we do before, during and after the run. Many runners set out to become better runners and only focus on what they are doing … Read More

Should You Skip a Run? Here’s What You Need to Know

Should You Skip a Run? Here’s What You Need to Know

Have you ever looked at your training plan and found yourself wondering “should I skip my run today?”. I know I have. (More times than I care to admit)! I often struggle with trying to decide whether I am just feeling lazy and unmotivated, or am actually experiencing a legit reason to forgo my run … Read More

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

Life Lessons I Learned from Running

Life Lessons I Learned from Running

The beginning of a new training plan always brings ambitious goals and optimistic thoughts about running. There is nothing like the feeling of a fresh new slate, knowing that training can be anything you make of it. As I eagerly crank out my first few weeks of this training plan, the new miles bring upon … Read More

14 Ways Running is Like a Long Term Relationship

14 Ways Running is Like a Long Term Relationship

In the spirit of Valentine’s day next week, I’ve been thinking about how fortunate I am to have some amazing, loving relationships. I truly believe that my husband, family and friends are some of the absolute best people in the world. While many people think Valentine’s Day is a silly holiday, I think it is … Read More