Boulder Rez Half Marathon and 4 Things I Learned from NOT Achieving My Goal

This morning started out nice and easy with a later than usual yoga practice, a free coffee from Thump, and a casual walk with Bernie.  I decided to give myself a "treat" morning because this past weekend, I completed my 8th half marathon, the … [Read more...]

Dynamic Warm Up for Runners

Can we talk about warming up today?  I'm sure you have all heard that completing a warm up is best before any workout.  While I know this to be true, I'm coming clean with all of you today and admitting that I haven't always been the best at … [Read more...]

My First Experience with a Chiropractor + How I’m Keeping My Muscles Healthy

Over the past few months, I have really increased the miles in my running routine.  Right now, I'm running about 30-40 miles per week, which is a lot for my body. In the past, I've had my fair share of muscular discomfort when training for … [Read more...]

Glute and Core Workout {Kettlebell + Bodyweight}

Recently, I have been doing a LOT of running…like seriously a lot (at least for me!).  I've mentioned it before that I am really trying to work on my running speed, so I've been running with a friend once a week for the past couple of months now. … [Read more...]

Denver Colfax Half Marathon Recap

Last weekend, I completed my 7th half marathon when I crossed the finish line of the Colfax Half Marathon. The race overall was not a PR for me, but I am still SO happy with my time.  I finished in 1:48:29 at an average pace of 8:16. :) Now for … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Fried Rice {Grain-Free!}

A flavorful and comforting grain-free fried rice recipe for those who are sensitive to grains (or just want to experiment with a fun new way to eat sweet potato!).  This delicious fried rice recipe is so convincing that you will NOT miss the rice one … [Read more...]

Colfax Half Marathon Training Update: Weeks 7 and 8

I can't really believe it, but it's already RACE WEEK! Last Wednesday, I ran my final long run of 12 miles, so this week it's all about the taper.  I felt great after the 12 mile run with minimal soreness the days following, which was definitely a … [Read more...]

Colfax Half Marathon Training Update: Week 5 (and 6)

Hey friends! So, I'm a little out of schedule with my half marathon posting updates, but instead of just not sharing at all this week I thought I would share weeks 5 and 6 together instead of a Five Things Friday post :) Training has been going … [Read more...]

Colfax Half Marathon Training Update: Week 4

Last week was another great one in the training books.  The plan I am following (and what I have found works best for my body) decreases mileage after some of the long run weeks, so this week the long run was only 6 miles.  Overall, my legs felt … [Read more...]

Colfax Half Marathon Training Update: Week 2

It's time for another half marathon training update! Last week, I completed my second week of training for the Colfax Half Marathon in May.  Overall, I'd say my training went really well!  I did just about everything according to plan, but cut out … [Read more...]