25k Training Recap: Week 6

25k Training Recap: Week 6

Following a training plan has a crazy way of putting time in perspective. Looking through the plan before training begins is so intimidating. The plan seems to go on forever, and comparing the final weeks of the training plan to where you are now makes you feel like this is something you will never be … 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

25k Training Recap: Week 5

25k Training Recap: Week 5

March is on a roll and already feels like it’s flying by! Today begins a new week, as week 5 of 25k training wraps up. The winter weather came back this week with colder temperatures and a light dusting of snow. While I am definitely excited for spring, every time the snow returns I remember how … Read More

9 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Running

9 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Running

Each month when I sit down and really reflect on my accomplishments, I realize that most of them have been related to running in some shape or form. When I started running, never in a million years did I think that it was going to increase my mindfulness, productivity, happiness or confidence. Running has increased … Read More

25k Training Recap: Week 4

25k Training Recap: Week 4

Today begins a new week, and brings to a close the fourth week of 25k training. This week took some rearranging, but I still managed to get all the workouts in. We had a mix of beautiful spring weather combined with a weird winter snow/rain storm partway through the week this week. The spring weather … 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